What is it about a baby name that makes it such a controversial topic? Parents end up arguing and debating their choices for weeks on end. A name is more than just an identification symbol for a child. It represents their character and in so many cases ends up becoming a defining factor for the child. It is thus a vital decision and explains why parents take it so seriously. Recently, there has been a slow shift towards more unusual names. As parents become bolder, they are gradually moving towards names that they wouldn't have dreamt of earlier. If you're expecting a child, we have just the thing for you. Below we've got a list of 17 most unusual baby names for your child, which are on the verge of becoming popular.
Unusual Baby Names
Lazarus is famous as the only person whom Jesus had raised from the dead, as recorded in the Bible. This name was popular in past centuries and is slowly becoming a cool retro name and works wonders for a little boy.
A four leaf clover has been a symbol of luck to the Irish for centuries. It is also associated with the country through the shamrock symbol. Clover makes a great name for a young girl.
Fans of Game of Thrones will already be familiar with this name. Jon Snow is one of the protagonists and is often at the center of the show's plot twists. Even though Snow is the surname of John, he is generally associated with Snow not John. And Snow will do just fine for a little boy or girl.
Just like Lazarus, Atlas is a name steeped in history. In Greek mythology, Atlas was a God who was charged with holding up the sky. These ancient names are slowly making their way back to the top of the naming charts.
Bellamy was a popular name in the late 80s and earlier 90s, but it's popularity fell away after that. Over the last year, it has slowly risen to the top once again. Bellamy is derived from French and means fair and beautiful friends.
Names associated with colors are slowly becoming more popular. Indigo is commonly associated with a shade of blue that is dark and rich. While it is considered mainly masculine, it can also be considered for a baby girl.
Nero is derived from ancient Rome. A Roman ruler was perhaps the most famous bearer of this name. It's a male name meaning vigorous and strong.
Athena is another name derived from ancient Greek mythology. Athena was the daughter of Zeus and was famous as the Goddess of wisdom. This makes it the perfect name for little girl.
Florence is a name that is slowly rising in popularity and should return to the top of the baby name charts. It is associated with the capital city of Tuscany which shares the name. Florence Nightingale is perhaps the most famous bearer of this name.
This name was made famous by Mark Twain in his book The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn. Sawyer is slowly rising to prominence once again. It is a perfect name for a mischievous little boy.
Cyra is derived from Persian and is considered the female equivalent of Cyrus. It can be pronounced See–Ra or Ky–Ra, depending on the parent's view, and will work well for a baby girl.
Betty is derived from Greek and means the oath of God. Betty was popular a few decades ago with some famous cartoons and comic characters influencing its popularity. It is now on the rise once again.
Breccan is a name that has been common in mythology and fiction. Spelling variations include Breckin and Brecken.
Rogue is a great name for a boy or a girl. It is an unusual name that is gaining popularity quickly. The X-Men character Rogue is perhaps the most famous bearer of the name.
Lux will make a great name for a girl. It has gained popularity thanks to a character in the popular game, League Of Legends. There are a few other literary characters that also bear the name.
Coral was made popular by the Victorians during the rush for jewel inspired names. Coral is a name traditionally used for girls but can also be used for boys.
Waverly is the name of a city as well as an old English name. It was a traditional name that is slowly gaining popularity once again. Waverly is name suited to boys.
Whether you're looking for a name with a strong history, a great meaning or just something out of the ordinary, we hope this list has given you a few Ideas. What is your favorite baby name?