50+ Unique Boy Names for 2020
Hipster Boy Names
Top pick: Casper
This ancient name meaning "treasurer" is admittedly already popular in the Netherlands and Scandinavia, where it's sometimes shortened to Cas. But in the states, it has yet to take off, and we can’t think of more hipster nickname than Cap, can you?
Strong Boy Names
Modern Boy Names
Classic Boy Names
Top Pick: Otis
Vintage grandpa names dubbed "old man" names have become especially popular for boys in the past few years. Yes, celebs like Olivia Wilde and Jason Sudeikis picked Otis for their son, but this name is still well outside of the top 100 coming in #739 in 2018 so it's still sure to be a unique pick.
Futuristic Boy Names
Top Pick: Jett
Landing at #304 on Nameberry's list of top baby names list in 2018, your son won't be in much danger of being one of many Jetts raising hands in kindergarten. This name comes from the black semi-precious stone (or you can go with jet engine if you're a lover of air travel).
Athletic Boy Names
Last Names for Boys
Top Pick: Miller
This last name option was popular at the turn of the 20th century, but fell out of favor from the 1940s until it reemerged a decade ago. Still, Miller is far out of the too popular range ranking #871 in 2018.
Short Boy Names
Top pick: Kit
Traditionally short for Christopher or Katherine, Kit is definitely cool enough to stand on it’s own as a short baby name pick for boys thanks to English actor Kit Harington of Game of Thrones.
Cool Boy Names
Top Pick: Lazarus
Steeped in Old Testament origin and meaning "God is my helper”, Lazarus (or Laz for short) is the epitome of what’s old is now oh-so cool.
Badass Boy Names
Bohemian Boy Names
Top pick: Jasper
Colorful nature-themed baby names are among the most popular bohemian baby names around, and Jasper, which is a red, rust, or brown precious stone is climbing the charts (but not too much) in terms of popularity.
Rainbow Baby Boy Names
Top pick: Benedict
If you're feeling especially grateful for a rainbow baby on the way, express it by choosing this unique boy name that means "blessing".
- Theodore, which means "gift from God"
- Amado, which means “beloved”
- Raiden, which means "thunder and lightning"
Spanish Boy Names
Top Pick: Diego
This Spanish name is on the rise due to the fact that it goes well with last names of many origins, but it's still out of the top 100 list as of 2018.
- Osvaldo, means “ruler” or “God’s power”
- Maximilian, , son of Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony
- Sancho, means “saint”
Christian Boy Names
Southern Boy Names
Top pick: Remington
Looking for a name with a little bit of southern swagger? With a shortened form of Remy, Remington works beautifully as a boy or girl name and invokes feelings of infamous cowboy gear.