Are you on the hunt for an unusual baby boy name? We've looked at the United States Social Security Administration's list of the most popular names and rounded up an A-to-Z of 100 rare boy names. Using a ranking system where 1 is the most common name, these unique boy names all have a rank of 901 or greater! But before we reveal the names, here are a few interesting trends we noted among them.
Unusual and Trendy Boy Names
Although they're less commonly used, some of the names on this list still follow recent trends. Agustin and Thaddeus fit into the Roman and Greek trend, while Houston is part of the place-name trend. Biblical names are here as well (Jeremiah and Enoch), as are creative spellings in the form of Brice, Donte, Trystan, and Zackery.
Unusual Celebrity Boy Names
Just as famous figures may drive a name up the charts, they may also keep a name relatively uncommon. Looking at some of the names in the list, not many parents are giving their boys the names Clinton, Nixon, Elvis, Hendrix, Franco, Hugh, Quinten, and Coen, all of which are associated with famous figures in the political and entertainment realms.
Unusual Boy Names Starting With S?
As you look at the A to Z, you'll notice that a few letters are missing. We looked at the names ranked 901 to 1,000 by the Social Security Administration (they don't publish name rankings beyond 1,000), and surprisingly, there wasn't an S name to be found! Other letters that escaped the bunch are U, W, and X.
Unusual Boy Names Starting With . . .
Agustin, Alfred, Arlo, Arian, Anders
Brysen, Braylin, Blaise, Brice, Benton, Bodhi, Bridger, Brecken, Broderick
Coleman, Clinton, Crew, Coen, Cristiano, Corban, Cayson, Camilo, Cortez
Demarcus, Darryl, Donte, Devan, Damari, Davon, Deon, Dimitri, Dangelo
Elvis, Enoch, Elian, Eliseo, Ethen
Freddy, Flynn, Franco
Gaige, Gibson, Graysen
Houston, Hugh, Howard, Haiden, Hendrix
Jaylon, Jabari, Jakobe, Johann, Jaycob, Jean, Jaydan, Joziah, Jaron, Jaydin, Jeramiah
Keon, Kael, Kyan, Kingsley, Kamren, Kohen, Keyon
Leighton, Legend, Lathan
Miller, Mustafa, Maxton, Mariano, Maxx, Maksim, Major, Malaki
Roderick, Ross, Rey, Reuben, Ralph
Tyrell, Thaddeus, Turner, Trystan, Tyree, Tyrese
Vaughn, Vihaan, Valentin
Zaire, Zackery, Zeke