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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

One of a kind rarest boys names 474

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 virtually unique or at the very least, a highly unusual baby name choice you want for a little boy, we have these beauties to share with you.  We’ve examined the many the 1000s of names that Bounty mums have chosen for their little princes this year, to bring you some inspiration for that perfect name with an exclusive edge, that we guarantee will not be common in the playground.



Popular routes for individuality for baby boys born in this year continued to take inspiration from surnames that can sound strong as first names, music legends and unusual old English names. Less than three baby boys born this year were given these stand-out monikers:

Surnames

  • Carlson
  • Fenton
  • Henson
  • Heston
  • Larson 
  • Sampson

Music legends

  • Jagger
  • Bowie

Old English names

  • Acer
  • Ellwood
  • Jett
  • Kenton
  • Knox (also of Scottish origin and resurrected to fame in 2008 as memorable member of the Jolie-Pitt family)
  • Sherlock
  • Thane (also of Scottish origin)
  • Tobin

Old fashioned nicknames and short form names make a one-of a kind choice too - like Mitch, Howie and Buster. Or to rival increasingly popular ‘O’ ending names like Theo, Leo, Arlo and Milo, which all now feature in the Top 100, you could go bold and make your little prince unique by choosing one of the much rarer newcomers like: Elio, Cosmo or Nero.

Likewise, if you are looking for a name that is strikingly out of the ordinary you may want to choose a strong boy's name such as those inspired by the Romans or the animal kingdom. All of these have been chosen by merely a handful of parents in the past year and are sure to give your son stand-out status.

Roman Inspired

  • Octavius
  • Remus
  • Zeus

Animal kingdom

  • Lion
  • Wolf/Wolfe

Other exceptionally unusual names for boys this year have included:

Blaze – also the middle name of Kate Winslet’s son Bear who was given the name in reference to the fire she escaped the weekend she met her husband, Ned Rocknroll on Necker Island. 
Cash – whether inspired by economic aspiration, or its link to American legend Johnny Cash 
Che – possibly after the revolutionary  Che Guevara 
Cuba – where Che Guevara is the beloved national hero
Duke – inspired by nobility perhaps
Hero – an undisputable heroic moniker
Keir – maybe after the new labour leader who was appointed in April 2020


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Rarest boys’ names