Baby Names You Have Never Heard…But Will Love

Want a slightly off-the-wall name for your wee darling? We've got 30 baby names you have never heard before...but that we think you'll adore.

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While many parents aim to name their littles traditional names, family names and favourite names, some parents are looking for something a little different for their babes (our editor’s son’s name is Leith—pronounced with a long A sound which is the Arabic word for baby lion).

Though it’s easy to choose a unique name or even make up a name, picking a name that’s clever and cool—and not just totally unpronounceable!—can be challenging.

We searched the web for “different” names for wee babes…here’s a list of our favourite 15 for each gender. Do you have a favourite?

Baby girl names

Adalee: similar to Adelaide, meaning “noble one”

Arabella: beautiful, loving, lovable, graceful.

Arine: light

Astoria: means an origin, a beginning

Fenella: in Gaelic the meaning of the name is white shoulders

Ione: Amethyst, violet.

Jennika: fair, blessed

Kayonna: divine; has Hawaiian origins

Koti: You are very versatile, idealistic and intuitive.

Lauria: from the place of the laurel leaves.

Lorelei: Lorelei lives on the rock and lures fishermen to their death with her song

Lynleigh: nurturing, literary, extravagant, grateful and humble

Maile: the name of a type of vine that grows in Hawaii and is used in making leis

McKaylen: You can carry on for others with joy.

Tristine: sensitive, affectionate, imaginative and cooperative and spiritually aware

Baby boy names

Birch: dependable, very down-to-earth and well grounded, you are always looking for meaningful work

Castiel:  a good talker and promoter and seldom worry over anything. At times, you can be impatient, and impulsive.

Coltrane: frank, methodical and believe in law, system and order.

Hampton: a lover of nature and do not need others for your happiness.

Jace: honest, benevolent, brilliant and often inventive, full of high inspirations

Laythan: giving, courageous and bold, action oriented,energetic and strong willed

Leland: creative and outgoing; always looking for an opportunity to show your abilities, especially before audience

Rhett: generally warmhearted and gives freely of your time, energy, and sympathetic understanding

Ronon: very detailed and well-organized and possess great organizational skills

Sathan: name brings love and new starts into life and attracts money

Sheadon: highly creative and very soft-hearted

Slater: maker of slates, creative and strong

Stellan: calm; Swedish origins

Sutter: originally an English surname meaning “shoemaker” 

Tarquin: Roman origin, name of kings

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