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Unique Baby Names: 30 Unusual Suggestions to Spark the Imagination

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Boys

 

Aquila

eagle

Latin

 

Duarte

wealthy guardian

Portuguese

 

Elsu

flying falcon

Native American

 

Faolan

wolf

Irish

 

Gaagii

raven

Native American

 

Lywanu

growling bear

Moquelumnan

 

Myllyn

charm

Aboriginal

 

Peeta

rock

Scandinavian

 

Turaku

comet

Aboriginal

 

Wynwode

from wine's forest

English

 

Girls

 

Achava

friendship

Hebrew

 

Cadena

rhythmic

English

 

Eadaion

joyous friendship

German

 

Hadhi

respect and honor

Swahili

 

Lumen

measure of light

Latin

 

Ryny

park

Japanese

 

Sanura

kitten

Arabic

 

Taisce

treasure

Irish

 

Welmoed

full of courage

Dutch

 

Zenah

religious

Japanese

 

Unisex

 

Aolani

heavenly cloud

Hawaiian

 

Buana

earth

Indonesian

 

Desta

happiness

African

 

Faunus

god of the forests

Latin

 

Khuyen

advisor

Vietnamese

 

Niabi

fawn

Native American

 

Okoth

born during rain

African

 

Quoba

good

Aboriginal

 

Ulla

willpower, leaf

Swedish

 

Zylpa

trickling water

Hebrew

 

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Comments (8)

my sons name is Harvey Tomahawk and my daughters is Ocean Tigerlily. Im loving that Faolan and that Aolani!
There are two Japanese names in this list, Ryny and Zenah, but I'm pretty sure they are not real Japanese (I'm a native Japanese) that makes me wonder about the credibility of other names.
Wow, I kind of love Taisce!
I thought about naming our twins Israel and Palestine, my wife objected.
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When I had my daughter in 2003, I looked at the top 25 names from the Soc Security list and immediately crossed those off. I came up with Lillian, an older name, not popular, but not too "out there". NOW it's one of the most popular names :/ So much for originality. Or, to be more positive, I was ahead of my time and a total trendsetter!!!
I agree with Masayo that the Japanese ones aren't Japanese - we had that problem when looking for a name for a child a few years ago. But we found an amazing old baby names book from several decades ago and came up with some great ideas. I like Duarte, that sounds good.
I've been looking up pronunciations for some of these that I liked - but according to some of the other sources they don't mean exactly what is listed.  : /
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