Parenting

16 of the RAREST baby names that are becoming INCREASINGLY popular

Don’t fancy calling your little one a popular Aussie baby name like Oliver or Charlotte?

If you want to choose a name for your child that nobody else has but that isn’t too out there, then it might be worth checking out this list of unusual baby names that are becoming increasing popular.

We’ve put together a list of rare baby names – they’re pretty different.

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8 rare girls names that are becoming more popular

Aoife

Meaning: A Gaelic name that is pronounced ‘Ee-fa’ and means ‘beautiful, radiant’.

Aveline

Meaning: Aveline derives the names Avis or the more popular Ava. But it’s making a comeback. Adeline means ‘wished-for’ or ‘longed-for child’.

Ayra

Meaning: Made popular in Game of Thrones, Ayra can also be spelled Ayrah. Ayra is an Arabic name and means ‘vision-filling’.

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Elon

Meaning: Elon is a biblical name that means ‘oak’ ‘grove’ and ‘strong’.

Harlan

Meaning: Also a surname, Harlan means ‘hare land’ or ‘meadow of hares’ in Old English.

Hopper

Meaning: A unisex name that means ‘hop grower or seller’.

Pia

Meaning: Pia is a name that has been found in both European and Hindi Languages. It is a soft sounding name similar to Mia, Nia and Tia and means ‘from Mount Olympus’.

Terra

Meaning: Terra is a Latin baby name and means ‘planet earth’. Terra was the name of the Roman earth goddess.

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8 boy names that are becoming more popular

Auden

Meaning: A unisex name which has come from poet W.H. Auden and means ‘old friend’.

Beaux

Meaning: An alternative spelling of the more popular name Beau, which means ‘handsome’.

Bowie

Meaning: Derived from singer David Bowie or from the Gaelic nickname buidhe, which means ‘yellow’ or ‘fair-haired’.

Finnick

Meaning: This name has risen to prominence after it was featured in The Hunger Games. The name means ‘marshland farm’.

Kylo

Meaning: A form of the Greek name Kyros, Kylo was made popular in the Force Awakens Star Wars film and means ‘master’.

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Milo

Meaning: An ancient Greek name that is also a popular pet name and means ‘soldier or merciful’.

Remi

Meaning: Remi is a French baby name and means ‘rower’.

Ramsey

Meaning: A common English surname that is being used as a first name. Ramsey means ‘wild garlic’.

Or perhaps you’re after a more traditional name? Check out these vintage baby names. Or maybe you are after something with a little more edge? We have just the list for you!

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