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?
Adalee: similar to Adelaide, meaning “noble one”
Arabella: beautiful, loving, lovable, graceful.
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
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