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138 Unique Baby Boy Names You Won’t Regret

The Social Security Administration has published lists of the most popular names every year since the late 1800s. These unique boy names weren't on them.

No one wants a boring name. We all know a John, Jake, or Noah already. And although they are tried and true names, it’s always more exciting to come up with a unique baby boy name, one that exemplifies how special their sure-to-be-prodigious offspring will be. But thinking of a unique boy name, that also fits a baby’s personality and looks, can be a fine line to balance: Elon Musk and Grimes realized this when they faced criticism for naming their baby X Æ A-12, and these two Mommy influencers erupted in a feud after they both named their babies Baby. (Yes, Baby…)

But how do you know that the unique baby boy name you’ve come up with is actually unique? Even when parents find an uncommon boy name that they’re sure is totally original and that just feels right, they may soon discover that someone else in the family had the same genius idea (How could you, Sharon!). Every parent is looking for something a little bit different in their baby name search, but all have an incredibly big job. Baby names aren’t as easy as they sound.

Luckily, the Social Security Administration publishes annual lists of the most popular names each year dating back to the 1800s. Parents considering a boy name like Noah, Elijah, Mason, or Logan should know that their baby boy will be in good company, as those names are some of the top 10 most popular boy names. But the Social Security lists also tell us which baby boy names are uncommon. If you’re looking for original or unusual boy names — ones that will set your kid apart from the Jakes/Jacks/Bens in his class and keep things interesting, we’ve got you covered. This list of 138 unique baby boy names just might include the name you’ve been searching for.

  1. Eason
  2. Kadon
  3. Anders
  4. Omar
  5. Howie
  6. Roland
  7. Ross
  8. Irvin
  9. Leon
  10. Dale
  11. Franklin
  12. Lyle
  13. Otis
  14. Ollie
  15. Ellio
  16. Gray
  17. Ace
  18. Wilder
  19. Wyatt
  20. Clinton
  21. Jay
  22. Ira
  23. Armie
  24. Arnie
  25. Shane
  26. Kai
  27. Fox
  28. Shaw
  29. Irvin
  30. Nelson
  31. Russell
  32. Bradley
  33. Warren
  34. Leroy
  35. Harold
  36. Tracy
  37. Lee
  38. Jermaine
  39. Lawrence
  40. Finn
  41. Maynard
  42. Wren
  43. Willson
  44. Jean
  45. Silas
  46. Eagan
  47. Fitzgerald
  48. Atticus
  49. Collins
  50. Ashton
  51. Cole
  52. Dax
  53. Jackson
  54. Jeremiah
  55. Kye
  56. Emery
  57. Harley
  58. Lawson
  59. Meyer
  60. Reynolds
  61. Sawyer
  62. Alvin
  63. Reginald
  64. Clyde
  65. Ivan
  66. Hayden
  67. Tucker
  68. Weston
  69. Merrick
  70. Westin
  71. Milo
  72. Greyson
  73. Jase
  74. Jayden
  75. Ellis
  76. Bennett
  77. Jabari
  78. Booker
  79. Edmond
  80. Flynn
  81. Arlo
  82. Ezra
  83. Roman
  84. Micah
  85. Declan
  86. Maddox
  87. Zane
  88. Xaviar
  89. Blake
  90. Carter
  91. Avery
  92. Theo
  93. Wells
  94. Elian
  95. Crew
  96. Elon
  97. Axel
  98. Saxon
  99. Reese
  100. Brookes
  101. Shamus
  102. Ryder
  103. Callum
  104. Ford
  105. Roderick
  106. Hugh
  107. Cecil
  108. Marion
  109. Dean
  110. Jaime
  111. Howard
  112. Dewey
  113. Ronin
  114. Samson
  115. Jax
  116. Avi
  117. Blaine
  118. Seamus
  119. Vance
  120. Ernest
  121. Wesley
  122. Lonnie
  123. Hubert
  124. Amos
  125. Perry
  126. Leo
  127. Ari
  128. Sultan
  129. King
  130. Prince
  131. Owen
  132. Zaiah
  133. Everette
  134. Braxton
  135. Bentley
  136. Zander
  137. Rome
  138. Jett