15 Unique Boy Names That You Probably Haven’t Heard Before


It’s hard to pick out a name for a future little one you haven’t even met yet. But if you’re certain something traditional or trendy isn’t for him, these unique names might be just what you have in mind.

  1. Casper

Casper is the Scandinavian form of Jasper, which means “treasurer” in Persian. It’s also used in reference to the English word for gemstone — perfect for your new precious gift you just brought into the world.

  1. Otis

Otis comes from the English surname, Ode, which means “wealth” or “fortune” in German. Your little one will surely have a bright future (and maybe career) ahead of him with this name in mind.

  1. Night

Night is a name that deserves a story. Whether he was born in the evening or his parents are night owls, this Old English moniker has plenty of meaning behind it.

  1. Cato

Meaning “wise” in Latin, Cato is a name that has a large history in Ancient Rome. Some might pick it in reference to the politician who opposed Julius Caesar, others might just like the sound of their newborn becoming a future genius.

  1. Gray

In olden times, this name was given to someone with gray hair or clothing. Now, the trendy name is just adorable (and deserves some attention, like Violet does for girls).

  1. Ace

In English, Ace means “highest rank,” and dads love this name. Just imagine them giving Ace a high five after a big game — isn’t it just the cutest picture ever?

  1. Remington

Although Remington did rank number 247 in boy baby names for the U.S. in 2017 according to the Social Security Administration, this adorable moniker is still pretty under the radar and has the best nickname ever: Remy.

  1. Bear

Is there a cuter name to cuddle up with? When he’s older, the name will associate hime with a strong, burly animal, so he has something to look forward to.

  1. Slate

This name has an edgy tone to it, only consists of one syllable, and relates back to nature. If you want your son to stand out in school with a cool name, this is the one for him.

  1. Jayden

Yes, a Power Ranger might be named Jayden (something he’ll hopefully appreciate later on), but the moniker also takes on a special meaning. The name means “thankful” in Hebrew.

  1. Basil

Basil might be a garnish for your favorite dinner dish, but did you also know it means “regal” in Greek? If you’re prepared to treat your son like a king, this might be the name for him.

  1. Axl

Whether Dad is a Guns ‘n’ Roses fan (Axl Rose) or Mom is obsessed with Fergie (her son is named Axl), we promise this name hasn’t hit mainstream quite yet. It’s a variant of Axel, which means “my father is peace” in Hebrew.

  1. Duke

This noble name comes from the Latin word “dux,” which means “leader.” It also reached number 538 on the list of top baby boy names, according to the SSA, which is the highest it’s ever been!

  1. Sir

Not only did Beyonce name her son this formal, but adorable, name, but it’s also a variant of Cyrus, which means “young” — perfect if you long for your little one to always be young at heart

  1. Tarek

The most famous Tarek you probably know is Tarek El Moussa from Flip or Flop. The name is a variant of Tariq, which is the Arabic name of the morning star.

source: redbookmag

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