40 Cool & Uncommon Baby Names

Many parents are now seeking unique and unconventional names for their pending arrivals. If you would also like your child to be unique in all they do and bring their own flavour to the show, a great way to start can be with their name. If you haven't already seen this trend with your friends and family, you may have noticed this with celebrities choosing quite strange baby names. However, uncommon doesn't have to mean strange or unappealing.

Here is a list of 40 cool and uncommon baby names for you to get some ideas from.

Cool and uncommon girl names

Abril: The Spanish word for “April”, perhaps if your daughter was born in that month.

Anise: If you would like a touch of spice for your child’s name, consider Anise, an English name meaning “spice”.

Artemis: A Greek name meaning “moon, perfect”. A perfect name for your baby girl!

Allegra: What a beautiful meaning of “joy” for this Latin name.

Brielle: Of Irish, French origins, means “hill, from Brie”.

Desirae: The French variant of Desiree, meaning “the one desired”.

Emerald: A Spanish name meaning “a bright green gem”.

Emmaline: French name meaning “eager, ambitious”.

Egypt: The country name

India: Another country name, which can be unisex, meaning “from India, river”.

Iva: Of Hebrew and Japanese origin, meaning “God's great gift”.

Jaslynn: A floral name meaning “English Jasmine”.

Kinsley: An English name meaning “king's field”.

Millicent: Means “industrious, strength”.

Neva: Latin, Spanish name, meaning “new, covered with snow”.

Paloma: Spanish name that means “dove”.

Ulani: A rare name of Hawaiian origin, meaning “Hawaiian and cheerful”.

Valencia: A Latin name meaning “bravery, strong, vigorous”. What a fantastic name if you fancy your daughter to grow up to be a strong woman.

Vienna: An elegant Latin name, the capital of Austria, but also meaning “from wine country”.

Zia: An Arabic, Latin and Hebrew name meaning “light, splendour, grain, to tremble”.

Cool and uncommon boy names

Alden: Old English name, meaning “wise guardian, old friend”.

Amadeus: Latin name meaning “love of God”.

Augustin: A name of French origins meaning “revered, exalted”.

Axel: Hebrew, Swedish name, meaning “divine source of life, divine reward”.

Brantley: An English name meaning “proud”.

Colson: The English Variant of Nicholas, meaning “people's victory”.

Davian: English variant of David, meaning “beloved”.

Denzel: If you consider your little one a little wild, this name is perfect, of African origins, meaning “wild one”.

Easton: English name meaning “from the east”.

Gage: A French name meaning “a pledge, a pawn”.

Hartley: English name meaning “from the deer pasture”.

Henrick: German name from the name Henry.

Kai: This name can also work for girls. Hawaiian, Navajo Indian and Scottish origins, it means “sea, willow tree, fire”.

Kian: Irish name meaning “ancient”.

Imre: Of German origin meaning “great king”.

Mercer: Of English origin meaning “merchant”.

Roderick: Old German name meaning “famous one”.

Rufus: Latin for “red-haired”.

Shelton: English name meaning “deep valley”.

Walden: A German and English name meaning “From the Welshman's valley”.

Don’t forget that you can always use the Huggies Baby Name Generator to your advantage to help you come up with interesting combinations based on your desire for meanings or initials. With thousands of names to choose from, be inspired by popular, unique and original baby names.





Written by Tracey Cheung, April 2023. Tracey is a freelance writer with particular interest in writing about topics that promote health and wellness in the community. As a mother she has personal experience in writing content that helps other parents.

27/07/23 - min Read

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