Unusual, uncommon and unique names

Hi berries!

I’ve been so interested in uncommon names recently. Would love to hear any names you thought of or heard before and drop it below!

:slight_smile:

Some names I have come across
Girls:
Emmeline nn emma
Hannalore — Hannah + Eleanore name combo
Olivienne — Olivia + Vivienne name combo
Alyviah — alternate spelling to Olivia
Quinnevere — Quinn + Guinevere name combo
Mahryn
Averley — Avery + Everley name combo
Kouvr
Kezmai
Azlynn
Emrianna
Ellianna
Ellerie
Vanelope— Vanessa + Penelope name combo

Boys:
Emrys
Brahms
Cairo
Huckston
Stetson
Quinlan
Philander — Phil + Alexander name combo
Kailoh
Arlen
Auley
Arden
Noen— Noah + Cohen
Tazden
Tenzin

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Some that spring to my mind are:
-Ace (male).
-Atticus (male).
-Avalon (female).
-Azalea (female).
-Arbutus (female).
-Ambretta (female).
-Amadeus (male).
-Ashkelon (male).
-Arabella (female).
-Araminta (female).
-Alastriona (female).
-Blythe (female).
-Beatrice (female).
-Cedar (male).
-Cherubin (male).
-Corinthia (female).
-Constance (female).
-Cassander (male).
-Chrysanthemum (female).
-Dior (male).
-Drusilla (female).
-Dionysius (male).
-Desmond (male).
-Elias (male).
-Ezekiel (male).
-Evangelos (male).
-Endymion (male).
-Emmerich (male).
-Emmanuel (male).
-Felicity (female).
-Fletcher (male).
-Galilee (female).
-Geoffrey (male).
-Genevieve (female).
-Ivor (male).
-Isadora (female).
-Hyacinth (female).
-Heidimarie (female).
-Hazelbrook (female).
-Hezekiah (male).
-Jerusha (female; a personal favorite of mine).
-Judson (male).
-Joachim (male).
-Jaresiah (male).
-Jeconiah (male).
-Jedediah (male).
-Jessamine (female).
-Kane (male).
-Kerensa (female).
-Kindred (male).
-Kendrick (male).
-Kensington (unisex).
-Lior (male).
-Lucretia (female).
-Mervyn (male).
-Malakai (male).
-Matthias (male).
-Mirabeau (male).
-Maybelle (female).
-Maverick (male).
-Nathaniel (male).
-Nehemiah (male).
-Nicodemus (male).
-Othniel (male).
-Orabella (female).
-Ophelia (female).
-Pepper (female).
-Priscilla (female).
-Prunella (female).
-Primrose (female).
-Quay (male).
-Quade (male).
-Quintessa (female).
-Rachael (female).
-Remington (male).
-Rosemary/Rosemarie (female).
-Silas (male).
-Skyla (female).
-Shiloh (unisex).
-Spruce (male).
-Sidonie (female).
-Sapphira (female).
-Torquil (male).
-Torrence (male).
-Thaddeus (male).
-Tryphosa (female).
-Tryphena (female).
-Thomasine/Thomasina (female).
-Uriah (male).
-Umma (female).
-Ulysses (male).
-Umbrielle (female).
-Violetta (female).
-Valentino (male).
-Viridiana (female).
-Wade (male).
-Waverly (female).
-Weldon (male).
-Wellington (male).
-Yesenia (female).
-Zion (male).
-Zenobia (female).
-Zurianne (female).
-Zephaniah (male).
-Zlatozara (female).

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I am not huge into rare names, so these are the ones that I love and would love to use on a child.

[name_f]My[/name_f] favorite uncommon name is [name_f]Lilia[/name_f]! It has been in the top 1000 for the US, but not often at all, and usually in the 900’s, sometimes in the 800’s. Its highest ranking was in 1928 at #752. It was a top contender for a potential future child, but my SIL just went with [name_f]Lily[/name_f] for her baby :sob: [name_f]Lily[/name_f] and [name_f]Lilia[/name_f] are too close for cousins, especially because my SIL chose a different spelling of [name_f]Lily[/name_f] that is very close to [name_f]Lilia[/name_f]

I love [name_f]Emmeline[/name_f] from your list too! It was a high contender as well (with the nn Emmy), serving extra special because it would honor an [name_f]Emma[/name_f]. However, the pronunciation Iove is the -leen one, which slant rhymes with our last name, so it’s also a no-go :confused:

I also love [name_f]Maren[/name_f], which has been ranked in the Top 1000 fewer times than [name_f]Lilia[/name_f] has, but it has been ranked as high as the 500’s a couple times. I met someone in college with the name, and I instantly loved it so much! I also love [name_f]Marian[/name_f], which is similar to [name_f]Maren[/name_f], but not nearly as uncommon.

Random: did you get [name_m]Tenzin[/name_m] from [name_m]Legend[/name_m] of [name_f]Korra[/name_f]?

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[name_f]Emmeline[/name_f], Emrianna and [name_f]Ellerie[/name_f] are sweet. I like Hannalore but spelled [name_f]Hannelore[/name_f] :slight_smile: [name_m]Emrys[/name_m], [name_m]Quinlan[/name_m], [name_m]Stetson[/name_m] and [name_f]Arden[/name_f] are cool too!

Based on yours, these are some of my fave more ‘unusual’ leaning ones:

[name_f]Embla[/name_f]
[name_f]Elsinore[/name_f]
[name_f]Viviette[/name_f]
[name_f]Alva[/name_f]
[name_f]Elva[/name_f]
[name_m]Quincey[/name_m]
[name_f]Margalo[/name_f]
[name_f]Evelina[/name_f]
[name_f]Mirren[/name_f]
[name_f]Romilly[/name_f]
[name_f]Nashley[/name_f]
[name_m]Azariah[/name_m]
[name_f]Opaline[/name_f]
[name_f]Everina[/name_f] / Everinna
[name_f]Amity[/name_f]
Elsianne

[name_m]Emlyn[/name_m]
[name_m]Merle[/name_m]
[name_m]Remy[/name_m]
[name_m]Abram[/name_m]
[name_m]Haydn[/name_m]
[name_m]Oslo[/name_m]
[name_m]Rafferty[/name_m]
[name_m]Fenwick[/name_m]
[name_m]Azlan[/name_m]
[name_m]Evander[/name_m]
[name_m]Calder[/name_m]
[name_m]Carlyle[/name_m]
[name_m]Lochlan[/name_m]
[name_m]Rex[/name_m]
[name_m]Jaylen[/name_m]
[name_m]Dawson[/name_m]
[name_m]Dempsey[/name_m]
[name_m]Rowley[/name_m]

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[name_m]Philander[/name_m] is a verb, and it’s not a positive one. I wouldn’t use that.

[name_m]Blaine[/name_m]
[name_m]Calen[/name_m]
[name_m]Emil[/name_m]
[name_m]Kelby[/name_m]
Kong
[name_m]Norman[/name_m]
[name_m]Stoney[/name_m]

[name_f]Arla[/name_f]
Carina/Karina
[name_f]Daria[/name_f]
[name_f]Marianne[/name_f]
[name_f]Nan[/name_f]
[name_f]Niyah[/name_f]
[name_f]Nyree[/name_f]
[name_f]Penny[/name_f]
[name_f]Sandi[/name_f]
[name_f]Vivianna[/name_f]

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I didn’t, I saw it on a Pinterest wall collage thing — But I immediately thought of that tenzin too!! :joy:

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Pahahaha just looked it up — was a cute name before knowing what it meant

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You might like [name_m]Sohan[/name_m], [name_m]Sabien[/name_m], [name_f]Makelesi[/name_f] or [name_f]Marsaili[/name_f] :blush:

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[name_f]Rosina[/name_f]
[name_f]Luiseach[/name_f]
[name_f]Pascalette[/name_f]
[name_f]Michaelann[/name_f]
[name_f]Revkah[/name_f]
[name_f]Linnell[/name_f]
[name_f]Ermine[/name_f]
[name_f]Aryelle[/name_f]
[name_f]Lilianna[/name_f]
[name_f]Aviana[/name_f]
[name_f]Elora[/name_f]
[name_f]Arlyse[/name_f]
[name_f]Taisie[/name_f]
[name_f]Oralie[/name_f]
[name_f]Bayze[/name_f]
[name_f]Astara[/name_f]
[name_f]Sabrinia[/name_f]
[name_f]Marelia[/name_f]
[name_f]Ozella[/name_f]
[name_f]Rashida[/name_f]
[name_f]Rosabelle[/name_f]
[name_f]Valley[/name_f]
[name_f]Eira[/name_f]
[name_f]Ceridwen[/name_f]
[name_f]Grizelda[/name_f]
[name_m]Fen[/name_m]
[name_f]Delja[/name_f]
[name_f]Nedra[/name_f]
[name_f]Maisa[/name_f]
[name_f]Arwen[/name_f]
[name_f]Cerys[/name_f]
[name_f]Arianwen[/name_f]

[name_m]Rawlings[/name_m]
[name_m]Ambrose[/name_m]
[name_m]Lysander[/name_m]
[name_m]Evander[/name_m]
[name_m]Amias[/name_m]
[name_m]Auberon[/name_m]
[name_m]Casimir[/name_m]
[name_m]Drover[/name_m]
[name_m]Bryars[/name_m]
[name_m]Berlin[/name_m]
[name_m]Everest[/name_m]
[name_m]Denver[/name_m]
[name_m]Westin[/name_m]
[name_m]Oakley[/name_m]
[name_m]Fielder[/name_m]
[name_m]Raylan[/name_m]
[name_m]Auden[/name_m]
[name_m]Roone[/name_m]
[name_m]Quimby[/name_m]
[name_m]Chauncey[/name_m]
[name_m]Alden[/name_m]
[name_m]Harlan[/name_m]
[name_m]Ossian[/name_m]
[name_m]Haze[/name_m]
[name_m]Corin[/name_m]
[name_m]Arrow[/name_m]
[name_m]Amory[/name_m]
[name_m]Ansel[/name_m]
[name_m]Findlay[/name_m]
[name_m]Lakon[/name_m]
[name_m]Synclair[/name_m]
[name_m]Lowel[/name_m]

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[name_f]Emmeline[/name_f] & Olivienne are so pretty !

Some others I thought of:

Monmaya (May-a pronunciation) I found this name in my family tree.
Caspia
[name_f]Felicienne[/name_f] (Felicity + [name_f]Vivienne[/name_f] combo)
[name_f]Althea[/name_f]
[name_f]Esmeray[/name_f]
Lucelia
[name_f]Audrina[/name_f]

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