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We’ve compiled a list of baby names in each category to help you choose the perfect name. Click on a name to find the name meaning, popularity, origin, and other helpful information.

Adhra

Adhra Meaning and Origin The name Adhra is a girl's name meaning "apology" and is of African Swahili origin. Posts with the name Adhra: Rare and Exotic African Baby Names

Aella

Aella Meaning and Origin The name Aella means “whirlwind” and is of Greek origin. Aella may sound sweet, but the name actually harkens to one of Hippolyte’s Amazons in Greek mythology who fought against Heracles. Still, pretty cool for a girl! Posts with the name...

Aerwyna

Aerwyna Meaning and Origin The name Aerwyna is a girl's name meaning "friend of the sea" and is of English origin.  Aerwyna is an ideal seagoing name — perfect for a daughter one plans to raise by the ocean or beach. Posts with the name Aerwyna: Rare Magical and...

Andrine

Andrine Meaning and Origin It’s no doubt a name of strength, but it also sounds heroic and peaceful. The name Andrine is a girl's name meaning "brave” or “strong" and is of Norwegian origin. Posts with the name Andrine:  30 Breathtaking Scandinavian Baby Names for...

Aneira

Aneira Meaning and Origin The name Aneira is a girl's name meaning "much snow" and is of Welsh origin. Posts with the name Aneira: 100 Girl Names You Haven’t Heard Of 40 Beautiful Rare Girl Names You May Have Missed

Annella

Annella Meaning and Origin A gorgeous feminine name that feels similar to Annebelle but is less popular and comes with the adorable nickname "Nellie. The name Annella is a girl's name meaning "grace or favor" and is of Scottish origin.  Posts with the name Annella:...

Aradia

Aradia Meaning and Origin The name Aradia is a girl's name meaning "watch over, protect" and is of Greek origin. In Italian folklore, Aradia is a supernatural figure known as the queen of the witches and the moon’s Goddess. In 1899, American folklorist Charles Godfrey...

Argo

Argo Meaning and Origin Argo is a boy's name meaning "field, lazy, slothful" and is of Greek origin.  Posts with the name Argo: 24 Insanely Rare Names for Boys That You Haven’t Heard

Arista

Arista is a Greek name meaning: “harvest”.

Aston

Aston Meaning and Origin Aston is a boy’s name of English origin, meaning: “East settlement.” Posts with the name Aston: 50 Unique Boy Names That Start with A 30 Rare Baby Boy Names That Aren’t Being Used

Avalon

Avalon is a Welsh name meaning: “island of apples”.

Balin

Balin Meaning and Origin The name Balin is a boy's name meaning "mighty sword" and is of Hindi origin. Posts with the name Balin: 24 Insanely Rare Names for Boys That You Haven’t Heard

Banning

Banning Meaning and Origin The name Banning is a boy's name meaning "slayer warrior, little blond one" and is of English, Gaelic origin. Posts with the name Banning: 24 Insanely Rare Names for Boys That You Haven’t Heard 30 Cool Unusual Undiscovered Boy...

Bevan

Bevan is a girl’s Welsh name meaning: “son of evan”.

Brander

Brander Meaning and Origin The name Brander is a boy's name meaning "sword of fire" and is of Norse origin. Brander is a modern spelling of the Old Norse name Brandr.  Posts with the name Brander: 60 Goth Baby Names from the Darkside for Girls and Boys Boy Names with...

Breyer

Breyer Meaning and Origin Breyer is a boy's name meaning "a person who made and sold ale or beer" and is of English and German origin.  Posts with the name Breyer: Cute and Unique Middle Names for Boys You Haven't Thought Of Yet

Cadrien

Cadrien is an invented girl’s or boy’s name that sounds like the name Adrien with a “c”.

Carola

Carola (Kehr-AHL-aa) is a Latin girl’s name meaning: “free man”.

Carys

Carys Meaning and Origin Carys is a girl’s name that’s already big in UK and Wales but hasn’t yet taken off anywhere else, and we’re in love with the way it sounds when pronounced properly, kah-RISS. Plus, it’s short and sweet, so no nickname is necessary. The name...

Cashel

Cashel Meaning and Origin Cashel is a boy's name meaning "fortress" and is of Irish origin.  Posts with the name Cashel: 15 Super Rare Irish Boys Names Nobody is Using

Ceara

Ceara Meaning and Origin The name Ceara is a girl's name meaning "little dark one" and is of Irish origin.  Posts with the name Ceara: 25 Adorable Irish Names for Girls You'll Fall in Love with

Cecily

Cecily (SIS-UH-LEE) is a Latin girl’s name meaning: “blind”.

Ceinwen

Ceinwen Meaning and Origin Ceinwen is a girl’s name meaning “lovely, blessed” and is of Welsh origin. From cain ‘fair, lovely’ and (g)wen ‘white, fair; blessed, holy.

Ciela

Ciela Meaning and Origin The name Ciela is a girl's name meaning "sky or heaven" and is of Spanish origin. Not only is the name an adorable option for parents expecting a baby girl, but its literal meaning of heaven makes it an even more desirable option. Posts with...

Colson

Colson Meaning and Origin The name Colson is a boy's name meaning "swarthy," "coal-black" and is of English origin. Current Popularity: #455. Posts with the name Colson: 50 Southern Baby Names for Boys You’re Guaranteed to Fall for 100 Boy Names You Haven’t Heard...

Culver

Culver Meaning and Origin The name Culver is a boy's name meaning "dove" and is of English origin. Posts with the name Culver: 24 Insanely Rare Names for Boys That You Haven’t Heard

Danyon

Danyon Meaning and Origin Danyon is a boy's modern invented name that blends Daniel meaning "God is my strength," with the word name Canyon. Posts with the name Danyon: 24 Insanely Rare Names for Boys That You Haven’t Heard

Darya

Darya Meaning and Origin Darya is a girl's name meaning "good ruler" and is of Russian origin. From Greek via a Persian royal name. Posts with the name Darya: The Cutest Russian Baby Names You'll Want to Steal

Dasha

Dasha Meaning and Origin Dasha is a girl's name meaning "posses and good" and is of Russian origin.  Posts with the name Dasha: The Cutest Russian Baby Names You'll Want to Steal 40 Beautiful Rare Girl Names You May Have Missed

Daveigh

Daveigh Meaning and Origin Daveigh is a girl's modern invented name. Daviegh looks and sounds gorgeous on paper, but what's even better is that it's a diminutive of David, so you could honor relatives while giving your daughter a unique and cool name.  Posts with the...

Demna

Demna (DEM-nah) is a Greek girl’s name meaning: “mother earth”.

Desta

Desta Meaning and Origin The name Desta is a girl's name meaning "joy, happiness" and is of African origin.  Posts with the name Desta: Rare and Exotic African Baby Names

Diggory

Diggory Meaning and Origin Diggory is a boy’s name of French origin, meaning: “lost.” A name associated with French égaré ‘lost, gone astray’. Posts with the name Diggory: 30 Rare Baby Boy Names That Aren’t Being Used

Eagan

(Irish) fire.

Eames

Eames Meaning and Origin Eames is a boy's name meaning "prosperous protector" and is of Irish origin. Eames is a boy’s name that carries with it class, distinction, and a hint of sweetness. Posts with the name Eames: 24 Insanely Rare Names for Boys That You Haven’t...

Ellasandra

Ellasandra Meaning and Origin Ellasandra is a girl's modern invented name that is a combination of the names Ella and Sandra. New and expecting parents looking for popular but creative names that no one else has will love Ellasandra. It's a perfect balance of unique...

Elysia

Elysia Meaning and Origin The name Elysia is a girl's name meaning "from the blessed isles" and is of Latin origin. Exotic in sound and beautiful in meaning, we think Elysia is the perfect choice for parents expecting a little girl and looking for a name that's a...

Emmanuela

Emmanuela Meaning and Origin Emmanuela is a girl's name meaning "God with us" and is of Hebrew origin. When it rolls off the tongue, Emmanuela sounds as soft as cashmere. It is a delightfully feminine choice that is equal parts exotic and unique.  Posts with the name...

Emric

Emric Meaning and Origin Emric is a boy's name meaning "leader" and is of Teutonic origin.  Posts with the name Emric: 50 Unheard of Unique and Totally Wearable Boys Names 30 Rare Baby Boy Names That Aren’t Being Used

Endora

Endora Meaning and Origin The name Endora is a girl’s name meaning “light” and is of Greek origin. This name has a romantic gothic allure to it, and if it sounds familiar, it’s because it was the name of a character from the sitcom Bewitched. Taken from the name of a...

Etienne

Etienne Meaning and Origin Etienne is a unisex name meaning "crown or garland" and is of French origin.  Posts with the name Etienne: 50 French Baby Names Inspired by Emily In Paris 100 Hauntingly Gorgeous Dark and Romantic Goth Baby Names

Fenton

Fenton Meaning and Origin The name Fenton is a boy's name meaning "marsh settlement" and is of English origin. Originally a surname from various places in England. Derived from Old English fenn ‘marsh, fen’ and tun ‘enclosure, settlement’. Posts with the name Fenton:...

Gabin

Gabin Meaning and Origin Gabin is a boy's name meaning "of Gabium" and is of French and Latin origin.  Posts with the name Gabin: 50 French Baby Names Inspired by Emily In Paris 30 Rare Baby Boy Names That Aren’t Being Used

Gehenna

Gehenna Meaning and Origin The name Gehenna is a girl's name meaning "the valley of Hinnom" and is of Hebrew origin. According to the New Testament, Gehenna represents Hell, a state or place of torment and pain.  Posts with the name Gehenna: 60 Goth Baby Names from...

Genoveva

Genoveva Meaning and Origin Genoveva is a girl's name meaning "white spirit" and is of Spanish, Portuguese, and Italian origin. It’s a lovely name that no one could forget. But if you find this name too extra for every day, she can easily go by the nickname Veva. ...

Giustina

Giustina is a Latin and French name meaning: “fair”. 

Graciela

Graciela Meaning and Origin Graciela is a girl's name meaning "favor; grace" and is of Spanish origin. This is a name that is unique while feeling familiar.  Posts with the name Graciela: Gorgeous Long and Unique Elaborate Names for Girls 40 Beautiful Rare Girl Names...

Grafton

Grafton Meaning and Origin Grafton is a boy's name meaning "grove settlement" and is of English origin. Originally a surname from several places in England. Derived from the elements graf ‘grove’ and tun ‘enclosure, settlement’.  Posts with the name Grafton: 24...

Grania

The girl’s name Grania is an Irish name meaning: “the loved one”.

Hadiya

Hadiya Meaning and Origin The name Hadiya is a girl's name meaning "guide" and is of African Swahili origin. Posts with the name Hadiya: Rare and Exotic African Baby Names

Hadrien

Hadrien Meaning and Origin Hadrien is a boy's name meaning "dark-haired" and is of French and Latin origin. Posts with the name Hadrien: 24 Insanely Rare Names for Boys That You Haven’t Heard 20 Ancient Names for Boys From Myths and Legends 100 Hauntingly Gorgeous...

Halina

Halina is a Greek and Slavic name meaning: “shining light”.

Heston

Heston Meaning and Origin The name Heston is a boy's name meaning "brushwood settlement" and is of English origin.  Posts with the name Heston: 100 Forgotten Vintage Names for Girls and boys 30 Rare Baby Boy Names That Aren’t Being Used

Ilaria

Ilaria Meaning and Origin The name Ilaria is a girl's name meaning "cheerful" and is of Italian origin. Pronounced: ee-LAH-ree-a. Italian feminine form of Hilarius from Greek hilarius ‘cheerful’. Posts with the name Ilaria: 100 Girl Names You Haven’t Heard Of 40...

Indira

Indira (IN-DI-RUH) is a girl’s name of Sanskrit origin meaning: “beauty or splendor”.

Ines

Ines Meaning and Origin Ines is a girl's name meaning "chaste" and is of French, Greek, and Spanish origin.  Posts with the name Ines: 50 French Baby Names Inspired by Emily In Paris

Isaura

Isaura Meaning and Origin Isaura is a girl's name meaning "a woman from Isauria" and is of Spanish origin. From Late Latin name Isaura, denoting a woman from Isauria.  Posts with the name Isaura: 60 Gorgeous Spanish Names for Girls and Boys

Ivar

Ivar Meaning and Origin Ivar is a boy’s name of Norse origin, meaning: “yew wood, archer.” Posts with the name Ivar: 100 Unique Names for Boys You Won’t Hear On The Playground 30 Rare Baby Boy Names That Aren’t Being Used

Jesper

Jesper Meaning and Origin The name Jesper is a boy's name meaning "treasure" and is of Danish via Persian origin. Posts with the name Jesper: Whimsical & Enchanting Names for Boys 30 Rare Baby Boy Names That Aren’t Being Used

Kace

Kace Meaning and Origin The name Kace is a unisex name meaning "alert, watchful" and is of Irish, Gaelic origin. Kace is a variant of Casey. Current Popularity: #791 for a boy. Posts with the name Kace: 24 Insanely Rare Names for Boys That You Haven’t Heard

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