Give Me Some Names That I Don't Hear All the Time

I feel like on NB I here the same names all of the time. For example, I always see Hugo, Theodore, Atticus, Jude, August, Atlas, Theo, Everett, Luna, Ophelia, Eleanor, Genevieve, Daphne, and Beatrice, but I never see names like Io (eye-o mentioned). I do love most of those, but after a while, I feel a bit overexposed.
That being said, I’d love to hear the names that don’t get mentioned much on NB, meaning it shouldn’t be in the NB top 100 for either gender. I’d also love for it to be outside of the US top 1,000, but that’s not a requirement. Thanks in advance!
-Sylvie

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I’m 100% with you there (and have a couple of the names you mentioned on my own list, so I’m definitely guilty of it myself, as well as the Nameberry “crime” of really not liking a few of the most popular names on here).

Here are a few names I’m currently very intrigued by— some longtime loves, some new interests— that I don’t feel like I see on here very often (and I don’t think they’re very popular in the US either, though I don’t know stats, sorry!)

Rhiannon
Magda
Tirzah
Bonnie
Marceline
Sabrina
Kiersten
Andromeda
Roxana
Sigrid
Sonora
Annora
Annika
Danica
Sidonie
Nissa
Rosemarie
Natasha
Zelie
Pia
Rochelle
Justine
Alys
Brighid

Sander
Ferris
Mikhail
Misha
Alexei
Dante
Hadrian
Virgil
Roland
Damon
Cassian
Torrance
Alden
Kellen
Simeon
Alasdair
Alec
Perseus

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Thank you @itsjustjack! I do think there is a bit of training that I have to do for myself to get used to names that I’m not exposed to often. I’m almost sure more of these will grow on me after my namenerd self grows. That being said, I love Bonnie, Marceline, Sigrid, Misha, and Cassian. Simeon actually used to be a favorite, but I began to associate it with the word simian.

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I do find myself stuck on some of those names too :grin::grin:

Some I don’t see too often

[name_f]Tanith[/name_f]
Rosfrith
Mithian
[name_f]Athenais[/name_f]
[name_f]Leandra[/name_f]
[name_f]Amoret[/name_f]
[name_u]Landry[/name_u]
[name_f]Morrigan[/name_f]
[name_f]Ottoline[/name_f]
[name_f]Caledonia[/name_f]
[name_f]Esmeray[/name_f]
[name_f]Leatrice[/name_f]
[name_f]Dianthe[/name_f]
[name_f]Clodagh[/name_f]
Cloelia
[name_f]Angharad[/name_f]
[name_f]Marilla[/name_f]

[name_m]Tadhg[/name_m]
[name_u]Glen[/name_u]
[name_m]Azarius[/name_m]
[name_m]Zebedee[/name_m]
[name_u]Rudy[/name_u]
[name_u]Clancy[/name_u]
[name_m]Omri[/name_m]
[name_m]Gamaliel[/name_m]
[name_m]Galahad[/name_m]
[name_m]Rockwell[/name_m]
[name_m]Branwell[/name_m]
Callidore
[name_m]Jabez[/name_m]
[name_m]Jubal[/name_m]
[name_u]Lazuli[/name_u]
[name_m]Warren[/name_m]
[name_m]Caolan[/name_m]
[name_m]Fidelio[/name_m]
[name_m]Saul[/name_m]
[name_u]Pasha[/name_u]

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[name_f]Aurembiaix[/name_f]
[name_f]Belphoebe[/name_f]
[name_f]Hereswith[/name_f]
[name_f]Lowenna[/name_f]
[name_f]Iphigenia[/name_f]
[name_f]Violanthe[/name_f]
[name_f]Nolwenn[/name_f]
[name_f]Helisent[/name_f]
[name_f]Fioralba[/name_f]
[name_f]Ondine[/name_f]
[name_f]Perdita[/name_f]
[name_f]Zinnia[/name_f]
[name_f]Kirrily[/name_f]
[name_f]Dulce[/name_f]

[name_m]Rollo[/name_m]
[name_m]Tavish[/name_m]
[name_m]Jolyon[/name_m]
[name_m]Geraint[/name_m]
St [name_u]John[/name_u]
[name_m]Caradoc[/name_m]
[name_m]Gwydion[/name_m]
[name_m]Bedivere[/name_m]
[name_m]Mordecai[/name_m]
[name_m]Endymion[/name_m]
[name_m]Marmaduke[/name_m]
[name_m]Sacheverell[/name_m]

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@Greyblue Thank you! I really Caledonia, Tadhg, Rudy, Clancy, and Pasha.
@blueylit These are gorgeous! I love Aurembiaix, Gwydion, Mordecai, and Endymion.

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[name_m]Aloysius[/name_m]
[name_m]Alphonsus[/name_m]
[name_m]Anselm[/name_m]
[name_m]Athanasius[/name_m]
[name_m]Balthazar[/name_m]
[name_m]Bartholomew[/name_m]
[name_m]Bernard[/name_m]
[name_m]Bonaventure[/name_m]
[name_m]Caedmon[/name_m]
Cajetan
[name_m]Corentin[/name_m]
[name_m]Cornelius[/name_m]
[name_m]Cyprian[/name_m]
[name_m]Emeric[/name_m]
[name_m]Ephrem[/name_m]
Étienne
[name_m]Gerard[/name_m]
[name_m]Irenaeus[/name_m]
[name_m]Joachim[/name_m]
[name_m]Laszlo[/name_m]
[name_m]Melchior[/name_m]
[name_m]Nicander[/name_m]
[name_m]Nicanor[/name_m]
[name_m]Nicodemus[/name_m]
[name_m]Philemon[/name_m]
[name_m]Pierre[/name_m]
[name_m]Pio[/name_m]
[name_m]Silvanus[/name_m]
[name_m]Stanislas[/name_m]
[name_m]Theophilus[/name_m]
[name_m]Wulfric[/name_m]

[name_f]Annunziata[/name_f]
[name_f]Bernadette[/name_f]
[name_f]Chiara[/name_f]
[name_f]Dolores[/name_f]
[name_f]Dymphna[/name_f]
[name_f]Eudoxia[/name_f]
Everild
[name_f]Faustina[/name_f]
[name_f]Gwen[/name_f]
[name_f]Hedwig[/name_f]
[name_f]Hilaria[/name_f]
[name_f]Hildegard[/name_f]
[name_f]Honorata[/name_f]
[name_f]Immaculata[/name_f]
[name_f]Jacinta[/name_f]
[name_f]Jadwiga[/name_f]
[name_f]Katarina[/name_f]
[name_f]Lucilla[/name_f]
[name_f]Monica[/name_f]
[name_f]Odilia[/name_f]
[name_f]Perpetua[/name_f]
[name_f]Regina[/name_f]
[name_f]Remedios[/name_f]
[name_f]Renata[/name_f]
[name_f]Rita[/name_f]
[name_f]Sabina[/name_f]
[name_f]Thaïs[/name_f]
[name_f]Verena[/name_f]

[name_m]Celestino[/name_m]
Linnaeus
[name_f]Catalina[/name_f]
Junipera
[name_m]Leviticus[/name_m]
[name_m]Olympio[/name_m]
Olivander
[name_f]Rosaria[/name_f]
Windel
Delamira
[name_m]Quirino[/name_m]
[name_u]Callahan[/name_u]
[name_m]Vivaldo[/name_m]
Sophira
[name_f]Lumia[/name_f]
[name_f]Junia[/name_f]
[name_f]Eldory[/name_f]
[name_f]Claretta[/name_f]
[name_f]Xantho[/name_f]
[name_m]Leonetti[/name_m]
[name_f]Baia[/name_f]
[name_f]Leonora[/name_f]
[name_m]Leonzo[/name_m]
[name_f]Clemence[/name_f]
[name_f]Melora[/name_f]
[name_u]Vega[/name_u]
[name_f]Asteria[/name_f]

some of my “unheard” fav names:
gwenyth
yseult
araceli
caitriona
euridice
lucretia
sorcha
loveday
sunday

conall
tiernan
fionn
oisin
brosnan
dmitri

Here are some that you might like

[name_f]Eudora[/name_f]
[name_f]Evolet[/name_f]
[name_f]Isabeau[/name_f]
[name_f]Ivalo[/name_f]
[name_f]Jemima[/name_f]
[name_f]Lucretia[/name_f]
[name_f]Marlena[/name_f]
[name_f]Selkie[/name_f]
[name_f]Senara[/name_f]
[name_f]Tamsin[/name_f]
[name_f]Tansy[/name_f]

[name_m]Anton[/name_m]
[name_m]Bastian[/name_m]
[name_u]Elias[/name_u]
[name_m]Lando[/name_m]
[name_m]Maro[/name_m]
[name_m]Owain[/name_m]
[name_m]Ronan[/name_m]
[name_m]Valerian[/name_m]
[name_u]Wilkie[/name_u]

@VEL I really like Cornelius, Cyprian, Laszlo, Melchior, Bernadette, and Gwen!
@Oblivious_octopus Olivander and Junia are so distinct and beautiful.
@alessia810 I love how spunky and strong Tiernan is!
@krijesnica Isabeau, Selkie, Elias, and Ronan are all dreamy!

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Girls:
[name_f]Elestren[/name_f]
[name_u]Koa[/name_u]
Annarose
[name_f]Felicienne[/name_f]
[name_f]Orianne[/name_f]
[name_f]Ceridwen[/name_f]
Esyllt
[name_f]Conwenna[/name_f]
[name_f]Lilac[/name_f]
[name_u]Swan[/name_u]
Damali
Feia
[name_f]Hebe[/name_f]
[name_f]Nia[/name_f]
[name_f]Nimue[/name_f]
[name_f]Niara[/name_f]
Yemisi
Shamiso
[name_f]Ursa[/name_f]
Wynnflaed
Aethelflaed
Eanflaed
[name_f]Fritha[/name_f]
[name_f]Idony[/name_f]
[name_f]Waterlily[/name_f]
[name_f]Nefertari[/name_f]
[name_f]Perenelle[/name_f]
[name_f]Gisela[/name_f]
Elladora
[name_f]Myosotis[/name_f]
[name_f]Mehetabel[/name_f]
[name_f]Mahala[/name_f]
[name_f]Zora[/name_f]
[name_f]Nasrin[/name_f]
Sarala
[name_f]Arietta[/name_f]
[name_f]Zosia[/name_f]
[name_f]Arianwen[/name_f]
[name_f]Caoimhe[/name_f]
[name_f]Cliodhna[/name_f]

Boys:
[name_m]Oriol[/name_m]
[name_u]Penrose[/name_u]
[name_m]Llyr[/name_m]
[name_m]Ludo[/name_m]
[name_m]Asriel[/name_m]
[name_m]Uhtred[/name_m]
[name_u]Oleander[/name_u]
[name_m]Boaz[/name_m]
[name_m]Obed[/name_m]
[name_m]Obadiah[/name_m]
[name_m]Leofric[/name_m]
[name_m]Coen[/name_m]
[name_u]Fox[/name_u]
[name_m]Amadeo[/name_m]
[name_m]Enoch[/name_m]
Methuselah
[name_u]Merlin[/name_u]
[name_m]Emrys[/name_m]
[name_u]Enfys[/name_u]
[name_u]Gale[/name_u]
[name_m]Perseus[/name_m]
[name_m]Timeo[/name_m]
[name_m]Natan[/name_m]
[name_m]Olivier[/name_m]
[name_m]Giotto[/name_m]

@Etymology I love Lilac, Nimue, Waterlily, Arianwen, Penrose, Oleander, Boaz, Emrys, and Olivier.

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[name_f]Fritha[/name_f]
[name_f]Sylvana[/name_f]
[name_m]Sylvain[/name_m]
[name_m]Eliseo[/name_m]
[name_f]Oriel[/name_f]
[name_m]Loudan[/name_m]
[name_u]Nairobi[/name_u]
[name_u]Autry[/name_u]
[name_f]Sian[/name_f]
[name_u]Nev[/name_u]
[name_m]Ymir[/name_m]

delphina
jacinda
novella
emmadine
ottoline
hannelore
loxley
gabriellen
pipaluk
scotland
kindred
phryne
soleira
adeluna
margalo
ridley
saskja
tundra
vivendel
lulit
bluebird
swanhilde
aubriella
esclarmonde
altalune
heloise

septimus
pascal
yarrow
florentin
leonidas
calico
aesop
montgomery
henoch
merlin
hickory
orville
cornelius
romulus
everglade
painter
constellation

sorry if this isn’t what you’re looking for!

[name_f]Ingrid[/name_f], [name_f]Carys[/name_f], [name_f]Melody[/name_f], [name_u]Flannery[/name_u]

[name_m]Rupert[/name_m], [name_m]Otis[/name_m], [name_u]Austen[/name_u], [name_m]Ichabod[/name_m]

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[name_f]Do[/name_f] you mean names we never hear on Nameberry or never hear in real life? For example, the one name I can thinkof that I don’t think I have EVER seen mentioned on Nameberry is [name_m]Brian[/name_m] :grin:. Most of the names I grew up with are nearly never mentioned like [name_f]Hannah[/name_f], [name_u]Tyler[/name_u], [name_m]Brandon[/name_m], [name_m]Steven[/name_m], [name_u]Ashley[/name_u] —well, there’s a huge group of names that seem boring and dated for Nameberry I guess.

@wintergarden Pipaluk and Leonidas are both amazing.
@snowmaiden Ingrid, Carys, Rupert, and Otis are all perfect!
@Elizastory Both, if that makes sense. I want ones that are obscure in real life and ones that don’t get proper recogniton here.

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[name_f]Zinnia[/name_f]
[name_f]Lowri[/name_f]
[name_f]Audra[/name_f]
[name_u]Mallory[/name_u]
[name_f]Moira[/name_f]
[name_f]Selkie[/name_f]
[name_u]Nesta[/name_u]
[name_f]Ariadne[/name_f]
[name_f]Nia[/name_f]
[name_f]Solana[/name_f]
[name_f]Hestia[/name_f]
[name_f]Colleen[/name_f]
[name_f]Ceridwen[/name_f]
[name_f]Niamh[/name_f]
[name_f]Undine[/name_f]
[name_f]Arianwyn[/name_f]
[name_f]Elva[/name_f]
[name_f]Ianthe[/name_f]
[name_f]Maelys[/name_f]
Katia/Katya
[name_f]Muriel[/name_f]
[name_f]Yelena[/name_f]

[name_m]Tancred[/name_m]
[name_u]Lionel[/name_u]
[name_u]Corbin[/name_u]
[name_m]Lorcan[/name_m]
[name_u]Tristan[/name_u]
[name_m]Hamish[/name_m]
[name_m]Fabian[/name_m]
[name_m]Cleon[/name_m]
[name_m]Conall[/name_m]
[name_m]Clement[/name_m]
[name_m]Faolan[/name_m]
[name_m]Stellan[/name_m]
[name_m]Llewellyn[/name_m]
[name_u]Merle[/name_u]