The Top Rare Baby Names for Boys and Girls That Should Be on Your Radar

A roundup, from A to Z.
ByNehal Aggarwal
Associate Editor
Published
Jul 2020
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If you’re looking for the perfect, but rare name for your little one arriving soon, you may be finding it a little bit of a challenge. Lucking, Nameberry, a popular baby naming website is here to help.

The site put out a list of over 100 rare baby names for boys and girls, including names from cultures all over the world. It’s based on the official Social Security data for 2018, as the data from 2019 is delayed. Each name on the list was given to 10 or fewer babies in 2018.

Below, Nameberry’s A to Z roundup of the top rare names for baby boys and girls.

Rare Names for Girls

  1. Admire
  2. Akiko
  3. Alouette
  4. Anokhi
  5. Apolline
  6. Aryani
  7. Bergen
  8. Brindle
  9. Calandra
  10. Caledonia
  11. Calloway
  12. Calvary
  13. Cameo
  14. Delphi
  15. Devri
  16. Dharma
  17. Djuna
  18. Dulcinea
  19. Elenoa
  20. Elke
  21. Eluned
  22. Endellion
  23. Evora
  24. Fuchsia
  25. Galit
  26. Genoveva
  27. Graceland
  28. Hajira
  29. Halona
  30. Haviland
  31. Hazen
  32. Hutton
  33. Idalie
  34. Indre
  35. Izara
  36. Izumi
  37. Jancey
  38. Jericha
  39. Jerusha
  40. Jessamy
  41. Joliet
  42. Jumelle
  43. Kalindi
  44. Katori
  45. Kelilah
  46. Kerensa
  47. Larsa
  48. Lazuli
  49. Leocadia
  50. Libi
  51. Lucine
  52. Lulie
  53. Lydian
  54. Madelief
  55. Madhavi
  56. Marijke
  57. Margalo
  58. McCartney
  59. Mieko
  60. Minda
  61. Miyu
  62. Momoko
  63. Nemy
  64. Nephele
  65. Netta
  66. Ngozi
  67. Omya
  68. Ondine
  69. Ottilia
  70. Ottoline
  71. Pella
  72. Pemma
  73. Pfeiffer
  74. Philou
  75. Pomeline
  76. Quetzal
  77. Quiana
  78. Rhonwen
  79. Sandrine
  80. Sarika
  81. Seville
  82. Shruthi
  83. Sibley
  84. Sistine
  85. Socorro
  86. Sosie
  87. Sunniva
  88. Thessaly
  89. Torvi
  90. Tressa
  91. Tulia
  92. Umayma
  93. Umeko
  94. Urbana
  95. Verbena
  96. Vienne
  97. Virtue
  98. Vivienna
  99. Wellesley
  100. Willodean
  101. Xael
  102. Xanthe
  103. Xevera
  104. Yarden
  105. Yareliz
  106. Yolani
  107. Zafreen
  108. Zeldy
  109. Zuly

Rare Names for Boys

  1. Agni
  2. Aneirin
  3. Arend
  4. Ashbel
  5. Asketill
  6. Atwood
  7. Aubert
  8. Auley
  9. Avihu
  10. Bardou
  11. Bedo
  12. Berian
  13. Brioc
  14. Bristow
  15. Cadfael
  16. Caian
  17. Caradoc
  18. Caruso
  19. Cezanne
  20. Corcan
  21. Cybi
  22. Dacre
  23. Dalziel
  24. Diallo
  25. Dorsey
  26. Dougray
  27. Drystan
  28. Durai
  29. Eldred
  30. Elidor
  31. Eliphelet
  32. Elouan
  33. Esca
  34. Esker
  35. Fairfax
  36. Faro
  37. Finnur
  38. Gabin
  39. Geneo
  40. Gwenael
  41. Haimo
  42. Halldor
  43. Hampson
  44. Hendry
  45. Heriot
  46. Ianto
  47. Imtiaz
  48. Indra
  49. Ingvar
  50. Innes
  51. Irvine
  52. Iskandar
  53. Issey
  54. Jaco
  55. Jaques
  56. Johani
  57. Jospin
  58. Judoc
  59. Kabelo
  60. Kees
  61. Kenelm
  62. Kobus
  63. Lachie
  64. Lemmitty
  65. Leolin
  66. Lowry
  67. Mabon
  68. Majdi
  69. Malo
  70. Mathurin
  71. Nandor
  72. Narvi
  73. Ninian
  74. Nye
  75. Oshin
  76. Osier
  77. Padgett
  78. Parvan
  79. Pasco
  80. Piran
  81. Qismat
  82. Quiller
  83. Quirin
  84. Ravello
  85. Raza
  86. Rhisiart
  87. Riaz
  88. Roch
  89. Runar
  90. Sabri
  91. Senna
  92. Sindri
  93. Sisley
  94. Skandar
  95. Struan
  96. Sulien
  97. Tabassum
  98. Talmai
  99. Tancred
  100. Taneli
  101. Tanguy
  102. Tudor
  103. Tygo
  104. Tzion
  105. Ultan
  106. Umaru
  107. Urso
  108. Valtin
  109. Whistler
  110. Wyre
  111. Wystan
  112. Xurxo
  113. Yannou
  114. Yngvi
  115. Yohane
  116. Ziri
  117. Zindelo
  118. Zoravar
  119. Zuko

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