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100 Unusual Boy Names

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






Princeton, Pierre




Roderick, Ross, Rey, Reuben, Ralph


Tyrell, Thaddeus, Turner, Trystan, Tyree, Tyrese


Vaughn, Vihaan, Valentin




Zaire, Zackery, Zeke

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Join The Conversation
JulieBensonGrant JulieBensonGrant 3 years

I'm sorry, but what you're saying is ridiculous. Usually some interest at introductions, but then a person's name is his name and no one thinks twice about it. I am sure that many of today's common names (other than biblical ones) were deemed odd initially and are now commonplace.

ValerieOrehostky ValerieOrehostky 3 years

She who says it, is it.

JulieBensonGrant JulieBensonGrant 3 years

My son's name is Streeter. Shame on skipping the S names.

CarlaMacKay CarlaMacKay 3 years

Way to be an asshole, Valerie.

ValerieOrehostky ValerieOrehostky 3 years

Exactly! One day these kids have to get jobs. Who the hell is going to go to a doctor named Shooter or Zeke or hire a CFO named Demarcus or Blaise? No one. Nice job making your kids unemployable. Next stop to Uniquenessville...neck tattoos and facial piercings.

ValerieOrehostky ValerieOrehostky 3 years

Exactly! One day these kids withe stupid made up names, creatively spelled names, or object names have to grow up and get jobs. Who the hell is going to go to a doctor named Shooter? Or take seriously a man named Demarcus as CEO of a company? No one. Nice job making your kids unemployable.

SaraLuey SaraLuey 3 years

I have a boy named Sterling

CateyHamilton CateyHamilton 3 years

My husband's name is Artillis (named after a great-grandfather). That's not on any list, anywhere.

ElizabethDeRenzo35517 ElizabethDeRenzo35517 3 years

We have a Zane, which didn't make the list.

mstg1075 mstg1075 3 years

I had a son in March of this year. His name is Matthias. Definitely an unusual name. :)

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