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305 Unique Baby Boy Names That 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.

There are lots of wonderful tried-and-true names for baby boys. We all know a Jake, John, or William — but there are thousands of excitingly uncommon boys names worth exploring too. Parents interested in finding a “unique” baby boy name are looking for a name that exemplifies how special their sure-to-be-prodigious offspring will be. And while parents may agree about wanting a unique name, that might mean cool and unusual to one and historic or old-fashioned to the other.

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But how do you know 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 feels right, they soon discover someone else in the family had the same genius idea (How could you, Sharon!). Every parent is looking for something a bit different in their baby name search, which is a tremendous job. Choosing baby names isn’t as easy as it sounds.

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 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 Jacks and Bens in his class and keep things interesting, we’ve got you covered. This list of 300-plus unique baby boy names just might include the name you’ve been searching for.

Cool & Unusual Names for Baby Boys

  1. Orme
  2. Ivan
  3. Bassel
  4. Hayden
  5. Logan
  6. Ollie
  7. Walker
  8. Wyatt
  9. Everet
  10. Hugo
  11. Cadogan

Baby Boy Names Inspired by the Natural World

  1. Peak
  2. Puma
  3. Warren
  4. Arbor
  5. Dale
  6. Fox
  7. Gray
  8. Jay
  9. Lynx
  10. Mason
  11. Pike
  12. Summit
  13. Wilder
  14. Wing

Baby Boy Names Inspired by Place

  1. Eugene
  2. Jericho
  3. Knox
  4. Roman
  5. Rome
  6. Vermont
  7. Albion
  8. Amador
  9. Austin
  10. Bergen
  11. Camden
  12. Caspian
  13. Ellis
  14. Everest
  15. Garrison
  16. Harlem
  17. Hudson
  18. Kent
  19. Lowell
  20. Memphis

Baby Boy Names Inspired by Space

  1. Jett
  2. Leo
  3. Orion
  4. Apollo
  5. Archer
  6. Armstrong
  7. Astro
  8. Galileo
  9. Jupiter
  10. Oberon
  11. Phoenix
  12. Rocket
  13. Solar

Creative Baby Boy Names

  1. Angus
  2. Harnan
  3. Henley
  4. Izaak
  5. Jayden
  6. Meyer
  7. Milton
  8. Otis
  9. Ronin
  10. King

Historic Baby Boy Names

  1. Marcus
  2. Remington
  3. Abe
  4. Booker
  5. Carter
  6. Cato
  7. Churchill
  8. Cornelius
  9. Demetrius
  10. Desmond
  11. Franklin
  12. Grant
  13. Grover
  14. Jessie
  15. Marco
  16. Maynard
  17. Nelson
  18. Reginald
  19. Saxon
  20. Silas
  21. Weston
  22. Napoleon

Inspired Baby Boy Names

  1. Elian
  2. Elijah
  3. Samson
  4. Chandler
  5. Claude
  6. Cornell
  7. Dewey
  8. Esau
  9. Frances
  10. Hamilton
  11. Asa
  12. Lex
  13. Luigi
  14. McKenzie
  15. Micah
  16. Misha
  17. Moses
  18. Noah
  19. Prince
  20. Tupper
  21. Essam

Sporty Names for Baby Boys

  1. Wesley
  2. Aiden
  3. Bradley
  4. Brady
  5. Crew
  6. Duke
  7. Flynn
  8. Nate
  9. Nolen
  10. Parker
  11. Roderick
  12. Willson

Uncommon Names for Baby Boys

  1. Alvin
  2. Peyton
  3. Arnie
  4. Avi
  5. Bennett
  6. Cary
  7. Dalton
  8. Declan
  9. Emery
  10. Erskine
  11. Leighton
  12. Lyle
  13. Merrick
  14. Raffiel
  15. Tancredi
  16. Tracy
  17. Eason
  18. Evans
  19. Finn
  20. Lawson
  21. Bailey
  22. Bentley
  23. Benton
  24. Braxton
  25. Burke
  26. Anders
  27. Barrett
  28. Eagan
  29. Grady
  30. Harley
  31. Lonnie
  32. Marion
  33. Daylen
  34. Greyson
  35. Raiden
  36. Ryder

Classically Cool Baby Boy Names

  1. Amir
  2. Armondo
  3. Brookes
  4. Bruce
  5. Buck
  6. Cedrick
  7. Darius
  8. Ezra
  9. Gustavo
  10. Howie
  11. Jace
  12. Jermaine
  13. Leroy
  14. Matteo
  15. Naeem
  16. Pierre
  17. Terrell
  18. Omar
  19. Terrence
  20. Irvin

Baby Boy Names Inspired by the Arts

  1. Lawrence
  2. Marcel
  3. Norman
  4. Romare
  5. Mies
  6. Leonardo
  7. Ang
  8. Arlo
  9. Jasper
  10. Winslow

Baby Boy Names With a Musical Ring

  1. Cole
  2. Dion
  3. Nico
  4. Rufus
  5. Hendrix
  6. Waylon
  7. Axel
  8. Jax
  9. Miles
  10. Willie
  11. Andre

Famously Memorable Baby Boy Names

  1. Denzel
  2. Khalid
  3. Ashton
  4. Dax
  5. Dean
  6. Elon
  7. Keanu
  8. Reynolds
  9. Idris
  10. Ira

Classically Rare Baby Boy Names

  1. Alfonso
  2. Arturo
  3. Blaine
  4. Callum
  5. Cecil
  6. Darnell
  7. Edmond
  8. Ernest
  9. Harold
  10. Herbert
  11. Howard
  12. Hubert
  13. Hugh
  14. Jabaar
  15. Jack
  16. Jackson
  17. Jaime
  18. Javier
  19. Jeremiah
  20. Jerry
  21. Julius
  22. Lee
  23. Leon
  24. Mario
  25. Miguel
  26. Owen
  27. Perry
  28. Preston
  29. Ramone
  30. Russell
  31. Theo
  32. Avery
  33. Collins
  34. Ahmed
  35. Ari

Writerly Baby Boy Names

  1. Edgar
  2. Elliot
  3. Tristan
  4. Antoine
  5. Atticus
  6. Blake
  7. Dashiell
  8. Fitzgerald
  9. Ford
  10. Homer
  11. Jean
  12. Jedediah
  13. Langston
  14. Maddox
  15. Manuel
  16. Maurice
  17. Octavio
  18. Sawyer
  19. Scout
  20. Seamus
  21. Beckett
  22. Tyl
  23. Cosmo
  24. Dashiell
  25. Ezekiel
  26. Fitz
  27. Ishmael
  28. Jacques
  29. Laird
  30. Luca
  31. Oscar
  32. Penn
  33. Raphael
  34. Wilder
  35. Wolf
  36. Zander
  37. Zane
  38. Zephyr
  39. Malakai
  40. Malcolm
  41. Mars
  42. Matthias
  43. Micah
  44. Miles
  45. Milo

Baby Boy Names With One Syllable

  1. Ace
  2. Dru
  3. Gus
  4. Quinn
  5. Reese
  6. Ross
  7. Shane
  8. Shaw
  9. Tao
  10. Ty
  11. Vance
  12. Clyde
  13. Kye
  14. Wells
  15. Trent