80+ Hidden Gems: Rare Baby Boy Names

gemstoneWant a boy name that’s not common, but also not crazy?

I looked through all the names at the bottom of SSA’s 2011 mega-list and found a bunch of hidden gems:

  1. Alaric (48 baby boys)
  2. Alban (12)
  3. Aldous (11)
  4. Aldric (7)
  5. Alphonse (20)
  6. Archibald (14)
  7. Astor (5)
  8. Augustin (50)
  9. Balthazar (13)
  10. Barclay (6)
  11. Barnabas (8)
  12. Bartholomew (19)
  13. Booker (22)
  14. Chadwick (34)
  15. Cyril (41)
  16. Clancy (14)
  17. Claude (44)
  18. Clement (34)
  19. Crispin (21)
  20. Darcy (15)
  21. Dirk (40)
  22. Doyle (10)
  23. Ernst (6)
  24. Ferdinand (20)
  25. Garrick (42)
  26. Giles (20)
  27. Gregor (14)
  28. Griffith (18)
  29. Grover (9)
  30. Gustaf (7); Gustav (29)
  31. Horatio (10)
  32. Hubert (46)
  33. Ignatius (49)
  34. Isidore (7)
  35. Kermit (6)
  36. Lambert (6)
  37. Laird (17)
  38. Laurence (48)
  39. Laurent (9)
  40. Leander (48)
  41. Leith (7)
  42. Lemuel (50)
  43. Lowell (29)
  44. Maxfield (22)
  45. Newton (14)
  46. Nicanor (8)
  47. Norbert (9)
  48. Norris (21)
  49. Ogden (13)
  50. Orson (33)
  51. Osborn (5); Osborne (7)
  52. Oswald (18)
  53. Pascal (25)
  54. Percival (13)
  55. Peregrine (9)
  56. Piers (16)
  57. Regis (10)
  58. Remis (11)
  59. Roscoe (47)
  60. Rudolph (44)
  61. Rufus (39)
  62. Rupert (8)
  63. Sanford (6)
  64. Seymour (6)
  65. Sherman (40)
  66. Sinclair (8)
  67. Tavish (16)
  68. Thane (48)
  69. Tobiah (14)
  70. Walton (14)
  71. Warner (48)
  72. Watson (42)
  73. Webster (8)
  74. Weldon (27)
  75. Werner (11)
  76. Wilbert (42)
  77. Wilbur (20)
  78. Winfield (7)
  79. Winfred (7)
  80. Winslow (10)
  81. York (5)
  82. Zebulon (25)
  83. Zeno (13)

(In some cases, a different spelling of the name is more popular than what’s shown here. For instance, Laurence is rare, but Lawrence is moderately popular.)

Like any of these?

Spot any other good names at the end of the list?

See the girls’ list, or check out the Rare Baby Names page.

9 Responses to 80+ Hidden Gems: Rare Baby Boy Names

  1. I find most of these hideous haha. Especially Archibald, terrible name imo

  2. I like about half of these, and would seriously consider using at least a handful of them. Claude was on my medium list, if we’d had boys (but we got girls instead).

  3. I like these:
    11.Barnabas (8)
    13.Booker (22)
    17.Claude (44)
    23.Ernst (6)
    27.Gregor (14)
    31.Horatio (10)
    35.Kermit (6)
    54.Percival (13)
    62.Rupert (8)
    67.Tavish (16)
    69.Tobiah (14)
    70.Walton (14)
    82.Zebulon (25)

  4. I love Winslow and Seymore

  5. I have one of those eight Ruperts so it doesn’t surprise me that I love many of these names as well. My favorite of the Wil- names is Fred though!

  6. I like Zeno, it’s weird but cool ^__^

  7. I personally hate most of these names no affence if anybody has those names

  8. um theres a reason why these names are ‘rare’ gems — theyre terrible!!

  9. I couldn’t disagree with leigh ^ any more! I think these names are far from terrible, but I guess everyone has their own opinions :)

    My favourites are;

    Augustin
    Percival
    Aldric
    Leander
    Clement
    Alaric
    Rupert
    Peregrine
    Ferdinand

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