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
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:
- Avonte - origin unknown but can mean "powerful and complete."
- 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."
- Spike - of English origin, it literally means a "pointed end".
- Kinsley - Of English origin the meaning of the name Kinsley is "King's field".
- Orian - It derives from the Ancient Greek name “Geṓrgios meaning "tilling the ground, fertilizing".
- 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".
- Sacha - Of Greek origin meaning "defender; protector of mankind".
- Ravi - Of Sanskrit origin, the name means "Sun".
- Thane - Of Scottish origin Thane is an Anglo-Saxon and Scottish feudal lords' title.
- 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:
- 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".
- Farren – or German origin and comes from 'fardi' meaning journey and 'nanthi' meaning venture.
- Lorsan – Is a Scandinavian baby name meaning son of Lars Form of Lawrence.
- Kozan – The name is most commonly of American decent but the meaning is unknown.
- Keiko – of Japanese origin, the name means lucky/blessed child.
- Azari – is of Persian origin and means fire.
- Ishe – It’s of African origin and means God, lord or leader.
- Osten – of Norse origin the name means happy.
- Romano – It has Italian and Spanish origins and was a byname for someone from Rome.