When trying to choose a name for your baby boy, you want a moniker that stands out and helps tell your child’s story. Classic baby names like Andrew, Blake, and Christopher are indeed wonderful, but it’s always a great idea to think outside the box and find a name that helps your child stand out from the rest.
After all, you do not want your son to be one of three so-and-so’s in a classroom. Please do not relegate him to being Noah K. or Noah S. It’s tempting to hand down a family name that’s very common. Resist that temptation and go for something with a little razzle-dazzle. You’ll be very glad you did when you’re constantly complimented by other parents for making a bold choice. We went through every letter of the alphabet and handpicked a name for each that is beautiful and full of charm. Here are 26 unique baby names for boys that are exciting and deserve your consideration.
When Meghan Markle named her son Archie, many parents were inspired to look for retro nicknames for their children. Archie is absolutely phenomenal, but Alfie is also a goodie. Alfie is extremely popular in the UK, but it has not taken off here (yet). Alfie is a shortened form of Alfred and means “wise counselor.”
Brant had a moment in the early 1970s, but it has since fallen from fashion. It’s a great alternative to other one-syllable names like Chase, Grant, and Bryce. Brant has German origins and means “sword.”
You know you’re tempted! Cormac is both a highly recognizable name, thanks to writer Cormac McCarthy, but is also highly unusual. This Irish name, that’s very common in Celtic mythology, means “charioteer.” Think of the nickname “Mac.” It’s so good!
Deshan is a handsome Hindi name that means “of the nation.” This name is very popular in Asia and because it sounds similar to Shaun, it should appeal to English speakers.
Emil and Emilio are both very attractive names for boys with Latin origins. The name means “rival.” In the US, Emmett is its most popular form. Everywhere else, Emil is preferred.
Fabrizio is a stunning Italian name that has origins Latin. It comes from the Roman family name, Fabricius. Fabrizio means “craftsman.” You know you love this zesty name.
We know we just suggested Fabrizio and that we should probably chill, but Giancarlo is another fabulous Italian name. This is a mashup name that combines Gian (John) and Carlo (Charles). The first meaning “God is gracious.” The second means “free man.”
Holt is a bold name with a strong connotation. This English name means “son of the unspoiled forests.” The name meaning sounds like something out of Game of Thrones, but Holt is an easy no-fuss name.
Ivo is a German name that’s wildly popular in Scandanavia. The name is also currently the most popular name for boys in the Netherlands. Ivo means “yew wood” or “archer.”
Jamar is a twist on the Arabic name Jamal. Both are excellent! The names mean “beauty.”
Keane is the Anglicized form of Irish Gaelic Cian. The names “ancient” and you would be keen to choose it for your baby boy.
Link is a fun name with plenty of retro charm. This exciting name has English origins and is the shortened form of Lincoln. It means “town by the pool.”
Massimo is an old Italian charmer that comes from the Latin name Maximus which means “the greatest.” Massimo started out as a family name, but now it’s become one of the most popular given names for boys in Italy.
Nikko is a Greek diminutive of Nicholas and it means “people of victory.” This unique spelling might be the perfect one. In Japanese, the name Nikkō means “sunshine.”
The name Oz is commonly used as a nickname for Oswald, Osgood, and Osmond. Why not skip the old man names and choose the fresh-sounding Oz. The name has Hebrew origins (Ozni) and means “strength.”
Park is a trending nature-inspired name that’s great for both boys and girls. The name works because it’s also a common nickname for the more popular, Parker.
Quill is the perfect name for the child of a writer. Quill, of course, is the name of a writing device. It’s also historically been an English occupational name for scribes.
Parents are beginning to consider and choose this alternative spelling of Richard. Richart improves on the classic name because you not only get the word “rich” you also get “art.” Richard has German origins and means “ruler.”
Sylvan is a beautiful name for boys that has Latin origins and means “forest.” Because of its meaning, Sylvan is a name to many places. An alternative spelling, Silvan is preferred in Germany and the Netherlands.
Not just a women’s clothing store, Talbot is an upscale English name that means “command of the valley.” How about that? Talbot was once extremely popular in the UK, but it has since declined in favor.
Another posh-sounding English name, Upton means “upper town.” For fans of muckraking, you could do no better! Upton Sinclair would be a great inspiration for this name.
Vero not only sounds like “hero” it means “great hero.” The name has Latin origins and is the male form of Vera.
Wyn is an extremely popular name for boys in Wales. It’s no coincidence! The name is Welsh and means “fair” or “blessed.” If you’re looking for a winning name, look no further than Wyn.
Parents love names with the “X” factor and this name brings it twofold. Xerxes has Persian origins and means “hero among heroes.” Not bad, right? Xerxes was the name of two early kings of Persia.
Yanai is an ancient name that belonged to the Biblical Queen of Sheba. The name has Aramaic origins and means “he will answer.”
Zaki is an ultra-cute Arabic name that means “full of virtue.” Zaki is not related to the Zachary names, but many people will mistake it for those. So, keep that in mind if you’re considering this wonderfully playful name.
There you go! 26 unique baby names for boys from A-Z. There’s an exceptional name for every letter of the alphabet and we hope you are inspired by our picks.
- 1 26. Alfie
- 2 25. Brant
- 3 24. Cormac
- 4 23. Deshan
- 5 22. Emil
- 6 21. Fabrizio
- 7 20. Giancarlo
- 8 19. Holt
- 9 18. Ivo
- 10 17. Jamar
- 11 16. Keane
- 12 15. Link
- 13 14. Massimo
- 14 13. Nikko
- 15 12. Oz
- 16 11. Park
- 17 10. Quill
- 18 9. Richart
- 19 8. Sylvan
- 20 7. Talbot
- 21 6. Upton
- 22 5. Vero
- 23 4. Wyn
- 24 3. Xerxes
- 25 2. Yanai
- 26 1. Zaki
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