Let's Talk All Things Baby Names!
Naming your unborn child is something that may come easy for some, but not for others. If you are like me, I'm sure you have always had a list on your phone somewhere in notes, full of baby names that you have heard of over the years and loved!
We have this blog to help you pick those unusual but cool baby names. If you are struggling to decide on one particular name, let's hope this gives you some inspiration!
2020 Most Popular Baby Names 📈
These names are the most popular baby names for 2020. If you are more of a trend follower some of these names might stand a chance.
Trending boy names
Asher is a beautiful boy name meaning "fortunate, blessed and happy one".
Milo is a strong name that means "soldier or merciful" its origin is German.
Oliver is a trendy choice of name in England, Australia and New Zealand. Its meaning is "olive tree", and its origin is Latin.
Trending girl names
Luna meaning "moon" is a strong but shimmery moonstruck name and is a very popular girls name with its Latin origin.
Aurora would sure make any little girl feel like a princess! It's meaning "dawn" originates from Latin and is the name of Disney’s Sleeping Beauty.
Mauve is for sure a beautiful name meaning "violet coloured" from French origin.
Classic Baby Names with A Twist 🌪
Everyone knows them classic baby names like James, Charlotte, Thomas and Margaret. What if I tell you, you can still have a timeless classic name but with a bit of uniqueness to it? Sit tight, here are our top 3 boy and girl names!
Boy names with a twist
Sampson is an unusual route for the name Sam. Sampson meaning "sun" is still a timeless name that is a sweet boys name.
Arno is a modern take on the name Arnold, meaning "Eagle"
Albie is quite a unique take on Albert, meaning "noble, bright"
Girl names with a twist
Gigi is a sweet unique take on the name Georgia, it's of French origin meaning "Earth-worker or gracious God"
Zadie meaning "princess" is an unusual take of the name Sadie. Although, it is rising in popularity.
Rosa is a simple but sweet name meaning "rose". It is a different take on either Rose or Rosie. Its origin is Latinate variation of Rose.
Unique Origin Baby Names 🌍
Irish Boy Names 🇮🇪
Merric is the original spelling and originates from Ireland meaning "ruler of the sea". The other more popular spelling is Merrick now meaning "fame" or "popular"
Oisin pronounced O-sheen is a beautiful baby boys name meaning "fawn or young deer"
Luan pronounced LOO-an, is a very unusual and old English name meaning "warrior, strong and warlike"
Irish Girl Names 🇮🇪
Orla is a sweet girls name meaning "golden princess"
Eimear originates from old Irish Gaelic meaning "swift" and is pronounced ee-mer
Nora is a beautiful name meaning "light"
Indian Boy Names 🇮🇳
Krishna is a strong Sanskrit name meaning "black, dark" but also carries conations such as "all attractive, mysterious". It is quite a popular name in India.
Haiyan meaning "heart" is a beautiful boys name
Sanjaya is Sanskrit meaning "triumphant". This variation of the popular Indian name Sanjay was borne by a popular-against-all-odds American Idol contestant.
Indian Girl Names 🇮🇳
Avani is a pleasant girls name, meaning "earth/earthly"
Opal meaning "precious gem" is quite unique and a pretty name.
Ranee can also be spelt as Rani, the meaning is "queen or queenly"
Muslim Boy names 🇮🇷
Amir meaning "king, ruler, treetop" is a strong baby name for your little king.
Zayan is a beautiful name. What a coincidence that the name means "one who makes things beautiful"
Owais is a cute and unique name meaning "little wolf"
Muslim Girl Names 🇮🇷
Rimsha is a gorgeous girl name meaning "beautiful, bouquet of flowers"
Aisha meaning "lively, wife of the prophet"
Mahnoor is a refreshing name pronounced as mah-noor meaning "moonlight"
Japanese Boy Names 🇯🇵
Kenji is typically used in Japanese origin as what they would call their second son. The name meaning "the second son"
Fuji is another unique name used with the meaning, "dweller near the river where wisteria grows"
Sanjiro is a pleasant name meaning "admired, praised"
Japanese Girl Names 🇯🇵
Koko is a unique but sweet Japanese name which means "stork"
Mio lives up to its beautiful name with the meaning of "beautiful, or cherry"
Suki meaning "loved one" is a cute but unique girls name.
Unique Bohemian Baby Names 🦋
Nothing says more bohemian than an edgy but sweet baby name. If this is your kind of baby-naming style that suits your name or lifestyle, we have a great collection of the coolest boho baby names!
Bohemian Boy Names
Ziggy is a very edgy, German origin boys name meaning "victorious peace"
Forest is another unique and sweet name that would match nicely with a family with rather different names, the meaning of Forest is "woodsman or woods"
Wilder is typically used as a last name but is growing in popularity, with it become one of the hottest names that begin with a W. Its meaning is "hunter"
Bohemian Girl Names
Sage is a unisex name, but we think it is a pretty name for a girl. The meaning of the name is "wise"
Tula a very different but beautiful name meaning "mountain peak, a Libra, or to be tranquil"
Cleo can be short for Cleopatra, but we think Cleo by itself is an even sweeter name for a baby girl. Its meaning is "Glory" and it's from Greek Origin.
Baby Names Inspired by Seasons 🍂
Summer Boy Names
Kai the origin of this name is Hawaiian and fits perfectly for our summer names with its meaning "sea". I can picture it now, a blonde hair blue eyed little surfer boy named, Kai!
Ocean can be used as a unisex name, but we think it's a perfect fit for a little boys’ name! The name literally means "ocean"
Deniz is from Turkish origin meaning "sea, waves"
Summer Girl Names
Tempest is a strong but beautiful girls name, meaning "turbulent, stormy". Just to remind us of those summer thunderstorms ⚡️
Ziva is a short but sweet name meaning "brilliance, brightness"
Bay is a Latin origin name meaning "berry" and we think it's pretty cute!
Autumn Boy Names
Rusty, is a unique Autumn boys name and can be short for Russel. The meaning is "red"
Oakley another gorgeous name that can be used as a boy or a girl name. Its meaning "Oakwood" definitely reminds us of Autumn.
Hunter is English origin meaning "the one who hunts"
Autumn Girl Names
Maple is super sweet and cute for a little girl, it's from English origin meaning "piece of cloth"
Scarlett is growing in popularity, but why wouldn't it? It's such a lovely name meaning "scarlet, red"
Goldie is quite unique with English origin, its meaning is "made of gold" which every little girl should be made of.
Winter Boy Names
Noel how could we not have a winter name with the meaning "Christmas"
Nicholas the meaning of this name is "people of victory", but we think it's a lovely boys name. It is timeless as well and reminds us of Saint Nicholas AKA father Christmas 🎅🏽
Cole an English origin name meaning "swarthy, coal-black"
Winter Girl Names
Ivy is a cute girl name from English origin, meaning "climbing vine plant". It was fitting in our winter name list as Ivy is traditionally used at Christmas time.
Robin a sweet name meaning "bright fame"
Neva is from Spanish origin and the meaning is "white snow" a perfect name for any little girl born in winter.
Spring Boy Names
Bud can be short for the name buddy, but to fit the theme of names inspired by spring, we like just Bud with its meaning "offshoot" coming from German Origin.
Attwell is from English origin and is super cute for a boy name, with its meaning "lives by the spring". Perfect for anyone expecting a boy in the spring.
Florian is a lovely and unique boy name meaning "flowering"
Spring Girl Names
Blossom is still quite unique but has the possibility to grow in popularity. Its gorgeous meaning could only mean one thing, "to bloom"
Dahlia is a super gorgeous name with its meaning "Dahl's Flower". The flower was named in honour of the pioneering Swedish botanist Andreas Dahl.
Avia meaning "bird" is short but so sweet 🦜
Baby Names at Risk of Going Extinct 📉
Could any of these names take your fancy to help them from going extinct?
Boy Baby Names:
Craig only 25 baby boys born in 2017 were named Craig
Jordan only 248 baby boys born in 2017 opposed to 5,750 in 1996 were named Jordan
Kieran only 131 baby boys born in 2017 were named Kieran
Girl Baby Names:
Kirsty only 11 baby girls named Kirsty were born in 2017
Shannon 41 baby girls were named Shannon in 2017 opposed to the 4,649 that were born in 1996
Danielle only 44 baby girls were born in 2017
Very Unusual Baby Names That You Might Not Have Heard Of...
Unique Boy Names
Duke reminds us of royalty with the meaning"leader"
Fergus is a super cute and unique boys name meaning "man of force". Their name could be shortened to Fergie for some different.
Jarvis meaning "spear" is adorable for any boys name.
Unique Girl Names
Terra is unique but lovely at the same time. Its is from Latin Origin meaning "earth"
Calla meaning "beautiful" is so sweet for a little girl.
Lotus is different but cute as the meaning itself is "Lotus Flower"
Our Top Baby Names We Love 😍
Our Top Boy Names
Rufus this cool and edgy name meaning "redhead" which comes from Latin origin. We think it's a fresh and unique name for a little boy.
Adi is a name I personally love! I think it's super cute and different, its meaning "son of the red earth"
Ellis from Welsh origin, is such a timeless name for a little boy, with some uniqueness to it still. Its meaning "benevolent"
Our Top Girl Names
Effie is a Greek name meaning "pleasant speech" we love this little girls name as we find it quite unique but also timeless as well.
Frankie this retro but a super adorable name for a little girl. Its meaning "from France, free man"
Margo is a name I seriously love! Its just a lovely little girls name meaning "pearl"
That's a wrap on our baby names! If there's any that you think we've missed, that we should have mentioned. Let us know as we love to hear about the unique and cute names you love or have named any of your babies yourself 👶🏼