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50+ Unique But Strong Boy Names (Cute, Unusual & Rare!)

Unique but strong boy names – cute unusual boy names that are pretty rare!

From the moment you find out that you’re pregnant, the decision for the perfect name for your infant looms.

You may plan to use a family name that has a special meaning for you and your loved ones or you may be looking for a cool name that has a special meaning for you.

You may be particularly worried about choosing a name for your baby boy that’s been overused. Your baby is going to be unique and he needs a name to match!

In 2019, the top male baby names were Liam and Oliver, meaning there will be thousands of boys with these names in the coming years.

Here is a list of unique, strong and unusual baby boy names that aren’t too out there.

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  1. Achilles

The actual meaning of this name is “thick-lipped” and was made famous by the myth of the battle of Troy. Despite the meaning of the name, Achilles was the most powerful warrior in Greece and took part in the Trojan War.

  1. Emeric

Emeric is a name that has continued to be used in some communities and is of Germanic origin with the meaning, “home ruler”.

  1. Bastien

In the last few decades, the number of names coming from Spanish and French cultures have been expanding with the name Bastien meaning a person from the city of Sebastia.

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  1. Eoin

The ancient Gaelic spelling of the name Owen has remained popular in some areas of Ireland and Wales.

  1. Nicodemus

Nicodemus means victory of the people and was used by Charles Dickens as a character in his story, “Our Mutual Friend”.

  1. Leopold

The German name, Leopold was popular in Victorian times but has fallen out of favor in the last few years. It has the meaning, brave people and was last made fashionable by Queen Victoria of England.

  1. Leander

This Greek name became popular following the reign of Alexander the Great when an alternative to the popular King’s name was sought. Meaning lion-man, the name is well overdue for a fashionable return.

  1. Rio

Rio has remained on the cusp of being a popular name for a number of years with it being made popular for boys by the soccer player, Rio Ferdinand in the early-2000s.

  1. Lucan

Names come in and out of fashion based on the role they play in the news. The Name Lucan fell out of fashion in the 1960s following the mysterious disappearance of the English peer, Lord Lucan, but could make a return soon.

  1. Brahm

The name Brahm is linked to the composer of a similar name and provides an alternative to the much overused Brad.

  1. Boaz

Boaz was one of the Old Testament leaders who spent his time leading his people.

  1. Edmund

There are many reasons why the name, Edmund fell out of fashion but the links to the Aristocracy of Europe will give your baby a regal sound.

  1. Aubrey

The name Aubrey has a long history in English speaking nations but has recently fallen out of fashion.

  1. Eamon

The Irish name, Eamon has been popular for many centuries in its home nation but rarely outside.

  1. Lexington

The name Lexington is a popular destination name but has not been used much in the past for naming boys.

  1. Huck

Inspired by Mark Twain’s classic characters, Huck is a popular name for those who love classic literature.

  1. Odysseus

There are many Greek-inspired names in popular use, but Odysseus is primed for a comeback.

  1. Kennedy

A popular Irish-Catholic last name, Kennedy is also a Christian name for boys.

  1. Tiberius

The Roman leader’s name is not one that has been overused and is a good option for fans of Shakespeare.

  1. Seeley

The name Seeley means “blessed” and should soon make a popularity comeback.

  1. Willis

The name, Willis, was a popular one in the 1990s but should come back into fashion soon.

  1. Sutton

Sutton is of Olde English origin that is still a popular last name in the U.K.

  1. Viggo

The name Viggo went through a short spell of popularity when Viggo Mortensen came to popularity with “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy.

  1. Wendel

The name Wendel is a popular German name for a turner that has been through periods of popularity, but not in the last few years.

  1. Loren

Few Latin names remain popular with Loren meaning Laurel Tree in history.

  1. Joachim

This name of Spanish origin seems to constantly be on the edge of popularity.

  1. Merrick

The name Merrick has been a popular last name for centuries and has been building traction as a first name.

  1. Dietrich

Of Germanic origin, Dietrich has been a popular last name and is growing in popularity as a first name.

  1. Ewan

This name of Welsh and Irish origin has remained popular in parts of the U.K. for centuries.

  1. Cormac

One of the most famous Irish names of all time, Cormac is a popular option for those who want to add a little Gaelic charm.

  1. Aramis

The famous Musketeer’s name, Aramis was a popular option during the Renaissance period.

  1. Constantine

Emporer Constantine was a popular member of the world but this name is no longer as popular as it once was.

  1. Clint

You may know Clint from the actor Clint Eastwood but the name has fallen out of favor in the last few years.

  1. Finnian

The Irish name, Finnian has been popular in the last century but has not been as popular recently.

  1. Evander

The name, Evander was popular in the 1990s because of the boxer, Evander Holyfield but has not been as popular in the last two decades.

  1. Emrys

The Welsh form of the name, Ambrose, has a long history in literature in Gaelic regions.

  1. Lucius

There are many different names of Olde English origin with Lucius being one that has not been overused.

  1. Sirius

There are some members of the Harry Potter community who have been enjoying the name, Sirius because of its use in novels and movies.

  1. Teague

Teague is an Irish name for a handsome person and has yet to make a popularity comeback.

  1. Rune

The old Norse language has given birth to many popular names with Rune being one that has yet to return to popularity.

  1. Shiloh

This was once a popular Hebrew name with the meaning, “he who has been sent”.

  1. Tennyson

The classic pest, Alfred Lord Tennyson is a well-known literary figure and gives his name to some individuals.

  1. Quade

This Latin name means “born fourth” and has fallen out of fashion in the last few decades.

  1. Kiernan

When you want to give your son an impressive name, Kiernan means “Son of a Lord”.

  1. Jess

This name can be used by a boy or girl but has a long history as a boy’s name. It means, “the Lord exists”.

  1. Peregrine

A Latin name meaning traveler or pilgrim that has not been used often in the last century.

  1. Macsen

Welsh names have fallen out of favor recently with Macsen meaning “greatest” and primed to return to popularity.

  1. Hartley

Olde English names give some of the best meanings, including Hartley which means “Stag Meadow”.

  1. Hadley

If Hartley was too much, Hadley is very similar: an Olde English name meaning “heathery field”.

  1. Casper

Meaning “Treasurer”, Casper is best-known as the name of the friendly ghost we all knew and loved as children.

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