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Rarest boys’ names

Looking for a name more rare and different name for your little one? These unusual names are unique

One-of-a-kind boys’ names

Browse our hand-picked one-off list of unusual baby names to help you decide on a really rare name for your baby boy

Rarest boys names

If it’s a really unique or unusual baby name choice you want for a little boy, we have searched through the 1000s of names that Bounty mums have chosen so far this year to bring you some inspiration for a name with an edge that certainly won’t be common in the playground as so far this year all of these are one-off names chosen by UK parents.


If you are looking for a name that is way out of the ordinary you may want to choose a strong boy's name such as Thane or Hawke. Both have been chosen by merely a handful of parents in the past year and are sure to give your son a unique name in the playground.

The name Rocco for boys has gained in popularity in recent years but a similar less popular choice we've discovered from our list is Reco

Here is our top 10 list of the most unusual names for boys this year:

  1. Avonte - origin unknown but can mean "powerful and complete."
  2. Reco - Of Germanic origin, Reco can be a nickname for the Spanish and Portuguese name Ricardo, which is a variant of the Germanic name Richard meaning ric - "rule, power" and hard - "brave, hardy."
  3. Spike - of English origin, it literally means a "pointed end".
  4. Kinsley - Of English origin the meaning of the name Kinsley is "King's field".
  5. Orian - It derives from the Ancient Greek name “Geṓrgios ‎meaning "tilling the ground, fertilizing".
  6. Kier - Of Scottish origin is either a locational surname from the village of Keir in Stirlingshire, Scotland, or from "Ciar", a Gaelic personal name of the pre 10th century meaning "dark or swarthy".
  7. Sacha - Of Greek origin meaning "defender; protector of mankind".
  8. Ravi - Of Sanskrit origin, the name means "Sun".
  9. Thane - Of Scottish origin Thane is an Anglo-Saxon and Scottish feudal lords' title.
  10. Hawke - Anglo-Saxon name Hawke comes from the Old English personal name Hafoc, which means "hawk".


Other unique names for boys you may want to consider include:

  1. Ranulph - Derived from the Old Norse name Reginúlfr. It is composed of two elements: regin, means "advice", "decision" (and also "the gods"); the second element, úlfr, means "wolf".

  2. Farren – or German origin and comes from 'fardi' meaning journey and 'nanthi' meaning venture.

  3. Lorsan – Is a Scandinavian baby name meaning son of Lars Form of Lawrence.

  4. Kozan – The name is most commonly of American decent but the meaning is unknown.

  5. Keiko – of Japanese origin, the name means lucky/blessed child.

  6. Azari – is of Persian origin and means fire.

  7. Ishe – It’s of African origin and means God, lord or leader.

  8. Osten – of Norse origin the name means happy.

  9. Romano – It has Italian and Spanish origins and was a byname for someone from Rome.

Rarest boys’ names