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Hip-hop names

These rappers bring us head bumping hip-hop and some unique names for little boys and girls. 

Drake

Dragon

Gender: Boy | Origin: English, Old English
Popularity: Popular

Nicki

Short for Nicole

Gender: Girl | Origin: Greek, English
Popularity: Unusual

Iggy

Short for Ignatius

Gender: Either | Origin: African, Latin

Wiz

Gender: Girl

Kanye

City in Botswana

Gender: Boy | Origin: African, American
Popularity: Unusual

Ashanti

Place in West Africa

Gender: Girl | Origin: African, Swahili
Popularity: Familiar

Avril

April

Gender: Either | Origin: French
Popularity: Familiar

Beck

Brook

Gender: Boy | Origin: English, German
Popularity: Familiar

Busta

Variation of Buster

Gender: Boy | Origin: American

Camron

Gender: Either | Origin: Celtic
Popularity: Familiar

Cassidy

Clever, curly-haired

Gender: Either | Origin: Celtic, Irish
Popularity: Popular

Chameleon

Lizard that can change skin color

Gender: Boy | Origin: English

Common

Occurring often; lacking refinement

Gender: Boy | Origin: English

Dre

Short for Andre

Gender: Either | Origin: American
Popularity: Unusual

Fergie

Short for Ferguson

Gender: Either | Origin: Scottish, Gaelic
Popularity: Unusual

Flo-rida

Gender: Girl

Jermaine

Brother; from Germany

Gender: Either | Origin: Latin
Popularity: Familiar

Juelz

Gender: Girl | Origin: Unknown
Popularity: Unusual

Akon

Unknown

Gender: Boy | Origin: American

Kelis

Beautiful

Gender: Girl | Origin: American
Popularity: Familiar

Latifah

Gentle, pleasant

Gender: Girl | Origin: Arabic

Ludacris

Ludicrous

Gender: Boy | Origin: American

Mariah

Bitter

Gender: Girl | Origin: Hebrew
Popularity: Popular

Moby

From Moby Dick

Gender: Boy | Origin: American

Montell

Small mountain

Gender: Boy | Origin: French
Popularity: Unusual

Nelly

Gender: Girl | Origin: English
Popularity: Familiar

Noreaga

Variation of surname Noriega

Gender: Boy | Origin: Spanish

Omarion

Form of Omar

Gender: Boy | Origin: Arabic
Popularity: Familiar

Puffy

Swollen

Gender: Boy | Origin: English

Rooney

Redhead

Gender: Boy | Origin: Celtic, Gaelic
Popularity: Unusual

Shaggy

Messy-haired

Gender: Boy | Origin: American

Sia

Helper

Gender: Either | Origin: Hebrew
Popularity: Familiar

Snoop

To pry sneakily

Gender: Boy | Origin: American

Talib

Seeker

Gender: Boy | Origin: Arabic
Popularity: Unusual

Usher

Escort

Gender: Boy | Origin: English
Popularity: Familiar

Wyclef

Village near the cliff

Gender: Boy | Origin: English

Xzibit

Variation of Exhibit (display)

Gender: Boy | Origin: American

Cee-Lo

Newly Coined

Gender: Boy | Origin: American

Ciara

Dark

Gender: Either | Origin: Celtic, Gaelic, Irish
Popularity: Familiar

Dido

Queen

Gender: Girl | Origin: Greek, Latin

Dupri

Of the meadow

Gender: Boy | Origin: French

Jahiem

Gender: Boy | Origin: Hebrew
Popularity: Familiar

J-kwon

Gender: Boy

Amerie

Gender: Girl
Popularity: Familiar

K-os

Gender: Boy

Lupe

Wolf; short for Guadalupe

Gender: Girl | Origin: Spanish, Latin
Popularity: Unusual

Missy

Melissa, Marisa, Millicent

Gender: Girl | Origin: American, English
Popularity: Unusual

Nas

Short for Nasir

Gender: Boy | Origin: American
Popularity: Unusual

Neyo

Gender: Boy
Popularity: Unusual

Pras

Nickname

Gender: Boy | Origin: American

Romeo

Pilgrim to Rome

Gender: Boy | Origin: Italian, Latin
Popularity: Popular

Shakira

Thankful

Gender: Girl | Origin: Arabic
Popularity: Familiar

Sisco

Gender: Boy

Tupac

Warrior

Gender: Boy | Origin: Aztec

Travis

From Travers; crossroads

Gender: Boy | Origin: English, French, Portuguese
Popularity: Popular