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125 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.

When tasked with naming their baby boy, all parents strive for a name that exemplifies how special their sure-to-be-prodigious offspring will be. For some parents, that means building on the strength of tradition and choosing a classic boy name. Others get more creative, considering rare, uncommon, and even weird baby names in hopes of finding a unique boys’ names that won’t be heard ’round the playground. But thinking of the perfect unusual name is 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 of course, even when parents find a 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 125 unique baby boy names just might include the name you’ve been searching for.

RELATED: Simple One-Syllable Boy Names: When You Just Want To Give Your Little Guy A Simple, Streamlined Moniker – Scary Mommy

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