Unusual Baby Names For Boys

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Are you looking for a name for your newborn baby boy that is unusual and unique or just thinking ahead? We know there are hundreds of options around and it can get overwhelming. So, we’ve compiled a list of the 35 best unusual baby names for boys, to make it easier for you!

Space Inspired Baby Names for Boys

Altair

This name comes from Arabic origins that means ‘flying eagle’.

Apollo

A name deriving from classic Greek mythology representing ‘the sun God’.

Astro

A unique name with Greek origins meaning ‘of the stars.

Comet

The ancient Greeks would describe comets as the ‘hair ones’ due to their bright appearance in the sky.

Cosmo

This name has a few meanings, such as ‘order’, ‘organisation’ and ‘beauty’.

Galileo

An Italian name made famous after Galileo the Renaissance astronomer and mathematician. Its origin means being ‘from Galilee’.

Hercules

The name of the demigod in Greek mythology, he was the son of Zeus and had superhuman strength! It also means ‘glory of Hera’ who was the Queen of Gods.

Jupiter

Meaning ‘the supreme God’.

Orion

The name of a beautiful constellation of stars. In Greek mythology, Orion was a mighty hunter and the name means ‘boundary’ or ‘limit’.

Perseus

A name with the meaning of ‘avenger’ or ‘destroyer’ from Greek origin.

Phoenix

In Greek and Egyptian mythology, a phoenix is an immortal bird that is consumed by fire and is reborn from its own ashes. The name has the meaning of ‘dark red’. A powerful name to name your baby!

Saros

An unusual name that has the meaning of the number ‘3600’ or the Greek verb ‘saro’ that means to sweep. It’s said to be popular in the USA.

Sirius

The name of the brightest star in the sky. It’s also an uncommon name derived from the Greek word meaning ‘glowing’.

Skylar

A unisex name meaning ‘eternal life’, ‘strength’, ‘love’ and ‘the sky itself’. It also has Dutch origins.

Sunny

A cute name meaning ‘sunshine’, ‘happy’ or ‘cheerful temperament’.

Musical Inspired Names for Boys

Amadeus

A name connected to the amazing musician Mozart. It derives from Latin origins and means ‘love of God’.

Alejandro

Once the name of a renowned Mexican singer Alejandro Fernandez. It’s the most popular name in Mexico!

Brio

A musical boy’s name associated with energy and verve.

Cooper

A more non-traditional name that refers to shaping the sound of ‘rock and roll’.

Hendrix

With Dutch origins, it means ‘ruler’ and is inspired by the famous guitarist Jimi Hendrix.

Lyric

A cute name with English origins, which means ‘a songs work, or words’.

Nature Inspired Names for Boys

Ash

A Hebrew name meaning ‘happy’.

Bear

An unusual name for a boy meaning ‘strong’ and a ‘brave bear’. Has been made popular by Cheryl Cole and Liam Payne’s son, Bear.

Briar

An unusual nature-inspired name meaning ‘thorny bush of wild roses’.

Clay

The name Clay comes from German origins and means ‘to stick together’.

Cloud

Another gender-neutral name meaning ‘visible, ‘vapor’ or ‘Nebula’. It has an American origin.

Flint

A name from English and German origins for someone who lived near outcrops of flint. It also has the meaning of ‘hand-hearted’ or ‘physically tough individual’.

Grove

Named for someone who lived by a grove or thicket and is an English, Scottish and Anglo-Norman surname.

Kauri

A Maori name derived from a native tree in New Zealand, meaning ‘tree’ or ‘deer’. It is also an ancient Finnish name that means ‘tree’ too.

Leif

Meaning ‘heir’ or ‘loved’.

Lennox

Derived from Scottish origins, the unusual and uncommon name means ‘with many elm trees’.

Leo

The Latin word for ‘lion’ dates back centuries. But also has German translations of ‘brave people’ or ‘lion-hearted’.

Nash

From English origins that means ‘dweller by the ash tree’.

Rowan

A name with Irish and English origins. The Irish translation means ‘red-haired’. It can also be linked back to Arabic origins, but is given to girls with the meaning of ‘a river in paradise’.

Willoughby

An old English name meaning ‘willow’.

Silas

Meaning ‘wood’ or ‘forest’, which is a Latin and Greek name. It was originally given to those who lived near wooded areas.

After all these unusual baby names for boys written here, we hope you’ve found the inspiration for your new bundle of joy. But if not, don’t worry about it, because we’ve got plenty more names to consider!

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