Updated August 26, 2021

Baby is arriving and with that comes one of your first responsibilities as a parent — choosing a name! But if you’re like us, we love unique names that represent how special baby already is and that gives them an opportunity to set themselves apart from the very beginning.

Unique names of multiple descents and areas of inspiration make up this Unique Baby Names list. Baby is one of a kind and deserves a name that represents that. You can find a vast array of baby names from Italian to English descent and African to Japanese to see what strikes your fancy.

We suggest picking your favorites from each of the unique names categories and trying out how they feel to say. You’re going to be saying this name a lot so it’s important to act on that gut feeling! If that still hasn’t narrowed it down enough, read through the descriptions to see what unique baby name has an extra special meaning to tip it over the edge for you. Picking a name is hard, but with help from us here at The Bump and all of these gorgeous unique names to choose from, it’ll be a breeze!

Unique African Baby Names

If you want to give baby a unique name that will stand out from the other choices, explore the many beautiful African baby names. With lovely and strong options like Kofi, Scipio, Safiya and Halima, you can pick a name that is uncommon and honors your African heritage, too. If these names are exactly what you’ve been looking for, take a look at our full list of African Baby Names.

Unique Biblical Baby Names

Many expecting families turn to The Bible when it comes to finding unique baby names. These biblical names represent characters in The Bible and often have significant meanings and importance. Rebekah, Elisha and Barnabas are just a few of the many unusual choices you’ll come across when exploring unique biblical names. If these types of names are exactly what you’ve been looking for, take a look at our full list of Biblical Baby Names.

Unique British Baby Names

You don’t have to have English roots to be captivated by the many unique British names out there. Browse through our selection of English names and you’ll discover charming, regal and unusual names that are sure to delight. With options like Jemma, Gerard and Keaton, you are sure to find the perfect moniker for baby. If these types of names are exactly what you’ve been looking for, take a look at our full list of British Baby Names.

Unique Celebrity Baby Names

Nowadays, there are so many iconic celebrity names that are both surprising and unique. Maybe you are inspired by the unusual-sounding name of an actor or perhaps you are drawn to the name of your favorite musician. From Greer and Zola to Indiana and Suri, there are various unique kids' names to browse. If these types of names are exactly what you’ve been looking for, take a look at our full list of Celebrity Baby Names.

Unique Creative Baby Names

Unique and creative often go hand in hand, so picking a unique name for baby with a creative twist is a breeze. If you’re looking to pay tribute to a favorite author or their work, consider Poe or Cosette. If you’re looking for names that really just aren’t said enough, consider Monet or Winslow. Anything can be your muse with unique creative baby names. If these types of names are exactly what you’ve been looking for, take a look at our full list of Creative Baby Names.

Unique Greek Baby Names

Perhaps you have Greek family ties, had a memorable vacation to the Greek Islands, or simply gravitate toward Greek names. Whatever the reason, you are sure to fall in love with some of the most lovely and unique names with Greek roots, such as Apollo for a boy and Niccola for a girl. If these types of names are exactly what you’ve been looking for, take a look at our full list of Greek Baby Names.

Unique Hebrew Baby Names

Why name baby the same name as everyone else when you could pick an unusual option instead? If you want a wonderful and unique moniker for baby, look into baby names with Jewish ties. With names like Mikel and Marla, you will be glad you went this route. If these types of names are exactly what you’ve been looking for, take a look at our full list of Hebrew Baby Names.

Unique Indian Baby Names

If you don’t want baby to share the same name as every other classmate, consider our listing of beautiful and unusual Indian baby names. There are so many wonderful options that are sure to make baby stand out from the crowd. Choose from unique baby names like Veda, Ishani, Kavita and Lalit. If these types of names are exactly what you’ve been looking for, take a look at our full list of Indian Baby Names.

Unique Irish Baby Names

You are likely already familiar with some of the more popular Irish names, so why not go with a more unusual-sounding name that may be lesser known? We feature a listing of some of the most unique names with Irish origins, such as Teirneigh for a girl and Galvin for a boy. If these types of names are exactly what you’ve been looking for, take a look at our full list of Irish Baby Names.

Unique Italian Baby Names

Italian is easily one of the most beautiful-sounding languages in the world, so it’s no wonder so many parents like to choose Italian names for their kids. But if you want baby’s name to stand out from the rest, go with a unique name like Rocco, Donte, Allegra or Silvana. If these types of names are exactly what you’ve been looking for, take a look at our full list of Italian Baby Names.

Unique Japanese Baby Names

Baby deserves a name that is just as unique and unusual as him or her. If you want baby’s name to really shine, consider choosing one of the many unique kid names with Japanese origins. You can’t go wrong with all the wonderful Japanese-inspired choices, such as Toshi, Kimika and Mariko. If these types of names are exactly what you’ve been looking for, take a look at our full list of Japanese Baby Names.

Unique Latin Baby Names

Latin baby names don’t necessarily have to hail Caesar — a lot of the time they’re just the most traditional origin of a name that’s been modernized. Luckily for us, these names are often associated with dusty old literature and not picked, which just means there’s more to choose for your favorite names. Latin names like Aurelia, Sylas, or Magnus will set up baby with an epic story to tell. If these types of names are exactly what you’ve been looking for, take a look at our full list of Latin Baby Names.

Unique Nature Baby Names

Nature baby names are always a gorgeous choice. Who doesn’t love a name that comes from your favorite flowers? Flower names are stunning, but unique names like Terra or Soleil dig into the roots of what makes picking a name so fun and allows you to see a whole world of options. We all know baby is a person who grounds you and lights up your world, so why not name them accordingly? If these types of names are exactly what you’ve been looking for, take a look at our full list of Nature Baby Names.

Unique Southern Baby Names

Southern baby names instantly conjure up memories of apple pie and sweet tea. But what about the more unique images of parasols in the park or what being southern really means today? Whether you’re looking to repurpose an old classic southern name like Georgiana or a new name full of adventure like Flynn, you’re in the right place. If these types of names are exactly what you’ve been looking for, take a look at our full list of Southern Baby Names.

Unique Spanish Baby Names

Spanish culture can bring a little bit of spice into your life, and who doesn’t want that? If you love hispanic culture then this is the section for you. Spanish names like Rafaela and Hernan can put a word to the excitement and adventures you and baby yearn for with a unique twist. If these types of names are exactly what you’ve been looking for, take a look at our full list of Spanish Baby Names.

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