40 Uncommon Baby Names to Help Your Son or Daughter Stand Out from the Crowd

Choosing a popular baby name sounds great in theory, but what about when your daughter is one of six Sarahs in her fifth-grade class alone? To help, we compiled a list of uncommon baby names (that aren’t all that tricky to spell—we’re looking at you, Starbucks). Keep scrolling for our 40 faves.

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1. Jago

For a boy

It clocks in at #1 on the most uncommon names for boys, according to Bounty.

2. Khaleesi

For a girl

Mother of dragons. Duh.

3. Massimo

For a boy

The Italian version of Max.

4. Darius

For a boy

The moniker means “to possess good.”

5. Paityn

For a girl

It’s currently the most unique moniker for girls on


6. Xander

For a boy

It means “defender of the people.”

7. Quinn

For a girl or boy

Inspired by Glee. It’s unisex and means “wise.”

8. Fatima

For a girl

An Arabic name meaning “captivating.”

9. Macauley

For a boy

It’s the second least common boy name. *Cue Macauley Culkin’s Home Alone face*

10. Serafina

For a girl

Also spelled Seraphina, this moniker means “angel.”

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11. Leroy

For a boy

It means “the king.” *Bows down*

12. Louis

For a boy

It’s uncommon in the U.S. but still fit for a royal.

13. Emerson

For a girl

It’s #1 on the list of least common names for girls.

14. Zigmund

For a boy

Comes complete with a nickname “Ziggy.”

15. Petra

For a girl

It’s the female version of Peter.

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16. Treyvon

For a boy

This combo name brings together Trey and Devon.

17. Santos

For a boy listed it as the second most uncommon name for boys.

18. Amalia

For a girl

Before there was Emily and Amelia, there was Amalia.

19. Declan

For a boy

An Irish name meaning “man of prayer.”

20. Vida

For a girl

“Life” in Latin.

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21. Evalyn

For a girl

Another uncommon name for girls on

22. Marquis

For a boy

It’s a French name that means “nobleman.”

23. Luz

For a girl

This one means “light.”

24. Winnie

For a girl

A nickname for Winifred, Gwendolyn, it also works as just plain ol’ Winnie.

25. Bear

For a boy

Strong and brave. Double whammy.

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26. Nailah

For a girl

An Arabic name meaning “success.” You can’t go wrong.

27. Blaise

For a girl or boy

Unisex names FTW.

28. Alistair

For a boy

It means “defending men.” (And yes, it’s one of the most infrequently used names for boys.)

29. Atlas

For a boy

Not to be confused with a book of maps.

30. Fleur

For a girl

Not just for flower lovers.

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31. Kit

For a boy

Looking at you, Kit Harington.

32. Glen

For a boy

You go, Glen Coco.

33. Zuri

For a girl

A Swahili name meaning “beautiful.”

34. Rashaad

For a boy

It means “wisdom” and “good guidance.”

35. Murphy

For a girl or boy

Who said it’s only a surname?

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36. Neville

For a boy

We love a good Harry Potter reference.

37. Tansy

For a girl

Also a flower, the moniker means “immortality.”

38. Jericho

For a girl or boy

Biblical and unisex.

39. Braxton

For a boy

An Old English name meaning “Brock’s town.”

40. Zahra

For a girl

A trendy twist on Sarah.