Rare Baby Names

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Want a baby name that not common, but also not unheard of? Here’s a lengthy list of 1,762 rare baby names — over a thousand for girls and over 750 for boys.

What’s a “rare baby name”? Here’s how I define it: a rare baby name is one that’s given to roughly 50 babies a year. Specifically, the names below were in the 40-to-60 range in 2016, the most recent year on record. If you think about “50 babies a year” in terms of U.S. states, that would be like 1 baby per state, per year. (In real life, baby names aren’t distributed so evenly across the nation. This is just a way to get a feel for how uncommon the names are.)

Usage levels are always changing, so a name that’s rare today might not be rare five years from now, or even next year. If you’re wondering where a particular name is headed usage-wise, just click on it to see its popularity graph.

Rare Girl Names Rare Boy Names
Aahana
Aalia
Aaliya
Aaniyah
Aanvi
Aaryn
Aashi
Abigael
Abriana
Acelynn
Adalin
Adaly
Adamari
Adara
Addaline
Addeline
Addisen
Addy
Addysen
Adelaida
Adelin
Adelynne
Adia
Adora
Adore
Adria
Adrianne
Aeryn
Ahna
Ahri
Aicha
Aiden
Ailany
Ailee
Ailey
Ainhoa
Aira
Airabella
Airam
Aislin
Aisling
Aiva
Aiyla
Alaa
Alaiah
Alanie
Alaska
Alaura
Alaynah
Alaynna
Alaysha
Alea
Aleen
Aleeyah
Aleeza
Aleida
Aleina
Aletheia
Alexandrea
Alexus
Aleya
Aleyza
Aliannah
Alijah
Aline
Alinna
Aliviah
Alizae
Alizah
Alizay
Alize
Allana
Allegra
Allena
Alli
Alliyah
Allyssa
Alyce
Alysha
Alysia
Amaiah
Amairany
Amaiya
Amalie
Amariyah
Amaryllis
Ambar
Amberlyn
Amberlynn
Ameenah
Amen
Amena
Ameya
Ami
Amie
Amila
Amilya
Amity
Amoni
Amore
Amyiah
Amyrah
An
Anabia
Anaisha
Anaiyah
Analiah
Analicia
Analiese
Analisa
Anamaria
Anari
Anela
Anessa
Angeles
Angelie
Angelika
Angelyn
Aniela
Annamaria
Annsley
Anvika
Ara
Aradhya
Aralyn
Aralynn
Arbor
Ariannah
Ariany
Aris
Arissa
Arleen
Arlett
Arlo
Arwa
Aryia
Aryiah
Asa
Atara
Atley
Aubrei
Auden
Audri
Aulani
Aundrea
Auri
Aurielle
Avacyn
Avaline
Aveah
Averly
Avie
Avika
Avni
Avrie
Ayala
Ayden
Ayelen
Aylen
Aysha
Aysia
Azalia
Aziza
Azra
Azucena
Azura
Azuri
Baleigh
Bayan
Bayla
Bayley
Bea
Beau
Beautiful
Becky
Bentlee
Berkleigh
Bernice
Bexlee
Bianka
Blakeleigh
Blakeley
Blakelynn
Blima
Bliss
Blossom
Boston
Bradley
Brady
Brailey
Brailyn
Bralynn
Braylie
Braylyn
Breanne
Brecklyn
Breckyn
Breelynn
Brenley
Brianny
Brilee
Brinkley
Briseyda
Britany
Brithany
Britta
Bronwyn
Brooklin
Bryana
Bryar
Bryndle
Brynnleigh
Caidence
Caileigh
Cailynn
Caitlynn
Calia
Caliana
Camari
Cambri
Camiyah
Candy
Caraline
Caris
Carlota
Carmyn
Carolynn
Carrington
Catalaya
Catarina
Caterina
Cathy
Cayden
Cedar
Chantel
Chany
Charisma
Charolette
Chassidy
Chelsy
Cherokee
Cherry
Chevy
Chloey
Chole
Christen
Christianna
Christy
Ciana
Cing
Citlalli
Citlaly
Clarice
Cloe
Coco
Constanza
Coralyn
Corinna
Corrie
Corrine
Cristel
Cydney
Cypress
Daiana
Dakotah
Daliah
Damia
Damya
Danae
Daniya
Daniyah
Darianna
Darya
Daya
Dayla
Daylin
Dayna
Dayra
Debra
Deena
Defne
Delainey
Delani
Delany
Delila
Delphine
Dena
Devora
Dia
Diem
Dinah
Divina
Divinity
Divya
Dolly
Dolores
Dorothea
Dua
Dylann
Dynasty
Easton
Eastyn
Eesha
Eevee
Eimy
Elanie
Elanor
Elara
Eldana
Eleonora
Eliyah
Elizabella
Elize
Ellah
Ellamae
Ellisyn
Ellora
Elva
Elyanna
Emaleigh
Eman
Emari
Emberleigh
Embry
Emelie
Emersen
Emileigh
Emilynn
Emiyah
Emmalin
Emmalina
Emmanuelle
Emmarose
Emmelyn
Emmery
Emori
Emree
Emsley
Emy
Ena
Eriana
Erianna
Erielle
Esha
Eshaal
Estefani
Esty
Eugenia
Eulalia
Evalee
Evanna
Evee
Eveline
Evelynne
Everest
Everett
Everlie
Evey
Eviana
Evy
Evyn
Ezri
Fabiana
Faiga
Fannie
Farida
Fatou
Fay
Felicia
Fraidy
Franchesca
Francisca
Frieda
Gabriel
Gaby
Gala
Galilee
Gema
Genessis
Gianella
Gianni
Giavonna
Ginger
Gisela
Golda
Goldy
Gracee
Gracey
Graceyn
Graciella
Gracy
Gray
Graycen
Gretel
Griselda
Gwenevere
Hadassa
Haiden
Haneen
Hareem
Harli
Harlowe
Havana
Haylen
Hayzel
Henlee
Hennessy
Hiba
Hindy
Holley
Hollyn
Honesti
Honey
Hoorain
Hudsyn
Husna
Ilianna
Ily
Imogene
Ina
Inayah
Indira
Indy
Iona
Ishani
Ishanvi
Isis
Islah
Isra
Israel
Iyonna
Izabela
Izabell
Izel
Izzy
Jacelynn
Jackelyn
Jacklynn
Jadelyn
Jadelynn
Jadore
Jaeda
Jai
Jaide
Jailah
Jaime
Jakiyah
Jaleesa
Jalia
Jalisa
Jalissa
Jalyssa
Jameson
Jamilah
Janai
Janell
Janely
Janette
Janine
Janney
Janya
Jariah
Jaslene
Jasper
Jayana
Jayci
Jaydah
Jaylanie
Jayline
Jaziah
Jaziyah
Jazleen
Jazmyne
Jeimy
Jelena
Jemima
Jenavieve
Jenessa
Jennie
Jensen
Jensyn
Jentry
Jermani
Jeslyn
Jessalynn
Jessenia
Jireh
Jizelle
Jocelyne
Jodie
Johannah
Joie
Joleigh
Jorja
Josalyn
Joselynn
Josette
Jovanna
Julian
Juliett
Julisa
Kacy
Kadyn
Kaela
Kahlan
Kahlani
Kahlia
Kaiah
Kaiden
Kaidyn
Kaileigh
Kaili
Kalaya
Kalayah
Kaleena
Kaleigha
Kalila
Kalista
Kalyn
Kalynn
Kamani
Kamara
Kambri
Kambria
Kameron
Kameryn
Kami
Kamia
Kamrynn
Kamyah
Kamyla
Kaniya
Kapri
Karah
Karime
Karisma
Karol
Karrington
Karsen
Kasandra
Kassidi
Katalyna
Katana
Kateri
Katherin
Kay
Kaycie
Kaydance
Kaydee
Kayle
Kaylei
Keagan
Keaton
Keilyn
Keisy
Kelani
Kellie
Kenadee
Kenadie
Kendyll
Kensi
Kensie
Kensleigh
Kenzington
Kenzlie
Keturah
Keyli
Keylin
Kezia
Khloie
Khole
Khori
Khushi
Khylie
Kiah
Kim
Kimani
Kimberley
Kimberlynn
Kinzie
Kirra
Kitana
Klarissa
Kloey
Kolbie
Koraline
Korbyn
Kristel
Kristian
Kristiana
Kristy
Kylan
Kyle
Kyliee
Kylin
Kylynn
Kymani
Kymber
Kynlie
Kynnedi
Kynzie
Kynzleigh
Kyree
Lady
Lael
Laela
Laia
Lake
Lakelynn
Lamar
Lamiyah
Lamya
Lanae
Landon
Landree
Landri
Lariah
Lariyah
Lark
Laurie
Laynee
Layton
Leandra
Leeah
Leeanna
Leiana
Leidy
Leighanna
Leighla
Leilanie
Leni
Lenna
Lennix
Lennyn
Leonna
Leonor
Leonora
Letti
Lexa
Leyah
Lian
Liara
Liesel
Lili
Lillee
Lillianne
Lillyanne
Lilou
Lindy
Liora
Lisbeth
Lisette
Lizette
Logann
Louella
Luana
Lucca
Luiza
Lujain
Lulu
Lya
Lynden
Lyndsey
Lynley
Lyriq
Macee
Macyn
Madaline
Maddalyn
Maddelyn
Madden
Maddisyn
Madelin
Madelyne
Madelynne
Madisen
Maeva
Magali
Maha
Mahi
Mahira
Mai
Maiah
Maida
Maira
Maizey
Maja
Makaila
Makiah
Makyla
Makynzie
Malaika
Malayna
Malea
Maleena
Maleigha
Maleyah
Maliha
Malin
Mallie
Malorie
Mannat
Marcia
Maribelle
Maris
Marisela
Markayla
Marlei
Marly
Maryanne
Masa
Masyn
Mattison
Maureen
Max
Maxwell
Mayar
Mayeli
Maylani
Mayleen
Mayleigh
Maysa
Mayzie
Mckenzi
Mckynlee
Mea
Meagan
Meah
Meara
Meena
Mei
Meira
Melannie
Melanny
Merci
Miamor
Miangel
Michal
Michele
Mikah
Milla
Mirabel
Mirielle
Mischa
Mishika
Mishka
Misty
Moana
Monae
Monet
Monika
Monique
Monserrath
Morrigan
Moxie
Myiah
Mykah
Myracle
Myrah
Nada
Nadiya
Nadya
Naina
Naira
Naisha
Naiya
Naliyah
Nallely
Naomy
Nashla
Nawal
Nayelli
Nayely
Naylah
Nayomi
Neely
Nella
Neve
Niamh
Nicolle
Nihira
Nikole
Niomi
Nithya
Niylah
Noora
Noura
November
Nubia
Nyra
Nyssa
October
Odalys
Olga
Oluwadarasimi
Olympia
Onyx
Orianna
Paetyn
Pandora
Passion
Payson
Perri
Pilar
Polly
Porter
Praise
Primrose
Queena
Queenie
Quinley
Raegen
Raelynne
Raena
Raeya
Rafaela
Rafaella
Rahaf
Rainey
Raizel
Raniya
Rawan
Rayah
Rayan
Rayla
Raylyn
Reaghan
Reegan
Reema
Reginae
Reva
Rhema
Rheya
Rhiley
Rhoda
Rianna
Riyah
Riyan
Rochelle
Rogue
Roma
Ronnie
Rorie
Rosaleigh
Rosaline
Rosanna
Rosella
Rosetta
Rosy
Rowynn
Roxie
Roxy
Roya
Rozlynn
Rubie
Rya
Ryah
Ryker
Ryla
Ryland
Rylen
Sade
Safia
Sahar
Sakura
Samaria
Samiah
Samirah
Sania
Sapphira
Saraya
Sarayah
Sayuri
Scotland
Scotlyn
Scottie
Semaj
Sena
Sephora
Seraphine
Serayah
Sereniti
Serina
Serinity
Seven
Shaelyn
Shaelynn
Shalom
Shanelle
Shaniyah
Shawna
Shaylynn
Sherry
Shifra
Shivani
Shylah
Sianna
Sidra
Siham
Silvana
Silver
Sima
Simona
Siobhan
Sirena
Skylin
Skylyn
Skyy
Snow
Sofiya
Solana
Soliana
Sonora
Sora
Starr
Stefania
Stefanie
Sunshine
Sury
Suzanna
Svea
Swayze
Sydni
Taegan
Tahiry
Tailyn
Tailynn
Talayah
Talitha
Taliya
Tamera
Tamiyah
Tanisha
Tanner
Tariah
Tasneem
Tatianna
Teagen
Tenzin
Teyana
Tierra
Tinlee
Tirzah
Trinitee
Tristyn
Truly
Tyanna
Tyasia
Tyla
Tylee
Tynlee
Tzipora
Una
Vaeda
Vail
Vale
Valkyrie
Vanellope
Vanesa
Vanna
Vanya
Vesper
Vianna
Victory
Violett
Vittoria
Wednesday
Weslyn
Weslynn
Winry
Wisdom
Wynn
Xaria
Xenia
Xitlaly
Yaiza
Yajaira
Yanely
Yasmina
Yatzil
Yazmine
Yelena
Yessenia
Yohana
Ysabella
Yuritzi
Zaara
Zada
Zahraa
Zaila
Zakiya
Zaliyah
Zamiyah
Zamya
Zaniah
Zari
Zaryah
Zayah
Zaylah
Zaylie
Zemira
Zena
Zenobia
Zeynep
Zhuri
Zoei
Zoelle
Zoha
Zooey
Zori
Aadi
Aadyn
Abbott
Abdallah
Abdias
Abdurrahman
Abe
Abhay
Abimael
Abubakar
Aceson
Adem
Adonai
Adryan
Advaith
Adyan
Aeson
Agam
Ahaan
Ahron
Akhil
Akram
Akshay
Alain
Alastair
Aleczander
Alekzander
Alen
Alpha
Alphonse
Alston
Amaan
Amado
Aman
Amaziah
Ameen
Amon
Andersen
Andrik
Anibal
Anirudh
Antoni
Anwar
Aramis
Arav
Archibald
Arie
Arin
Arius
Arlen
Arley
Armand
Armon
Armoni
Artem
Arya
Ashten
Ashtin
Asiel
Aslan
Atharva
Athen
Atom
Augustin
Aurelius
Auron
Avan
Aveer
Avett
Aviel
Avin
Avyaan
Axyl
Ayrton
Ayson
Banner
Baruch
Basil
Bauer
Baxter
Baylen
Bayne
Beauregard
Becket
Bellamy
Benji
Bennie
Berkley
Binyamin
Blane
Blayze
Bodi
Bohdi
Booker
Boris
Bowman
Brad
Bradlee
Bransen
Braven
Braylan
Breckin
Brenner
Brennon
Brison
Broden
Brylan
Brylen
Bryston
Burke
Caeden
Caelan
Cainan
Caine
Camari
Camdon
Cassidy
Cavan
Cayde
Cedrick
Charbel
Chasen
Chet
Christofer
Christos
Claude
Clement
Colden
Coleton
Collier
Collins
Coltin
Conall
Corben
Cornell
Corwin
Cove
Crawford
Cree
Creighton
Crimson
Crue
Cy
Cylas
Cylus
Cyril
Dakoda
Dakotah
Daksh
Damarcus
Daron
Darrian
Darrin
Darrion
Darsh
Dave
Daven
Davien
Davonte
Daylin
Daylon
Dayne
Deagan
Decklan
Declyn
Dejuan
Deklin
Delano
Demarius
Demian
Demir
Demitri
Demond
Deniz
Denton
Deondre
Dequan
Desean
Devlin
Devontae
Dex
Didier
Dietrich
Divine
Domenico
Domingo
Donavin
Drayton
Dresden
Dutch
Dyllan
Dylon
Eben
Ebenezer
Edan
Edgardo
Edin
Edric
Edson
Eian
Eidan
Eivin
Elden
Elder
Eliab
Eliah
Eliazar
Eligh
Elio
Ellington
Eloy
Elton
Elwood
Emari
Emile
Emry
Eoin
Eren
Erin
Erwin
Esai
Esau
Esdras
Eshaan
Eshan
Ethaniel
Ethyn
Eugenio
Evans
Everson
Evren
Eyan
Fabio
Fahad
Faisal
Fares
Farhan
Fateh
Favian
Fenix
Ferris
Finlay
Franky
Frederic
Fritz
Fulton
Gabe
Gamaliel
Garret
Genaro
Geno
Geovanny
Geronimo
Gio
Giovonni
Gotham
Graeson
Gryffin
Haddon
Haden
Hagan
Haider
Hampton
Hamzah
Hardy
Haris
Harland
Harlen
Haroon
Harun
Hawk
Haze
Haziel
Hero
Hershel
Hershy
Holland
Hosea
Huxton
Iain
Ike
Imari
Indigo
Isreal
Ivaan
Iver
Izrael
Jabril
Jaceyon
Jacion
Jacorey
Jade
Jadyn
Jae
Jaedyn
Jafet
Jahdiel
Jahleel
Jahmari
Jahsiah
Jaice
Jairus
Jameel
Jamere
Jamin
Jansen
Jaren
Jarred
Jarrell
Jarrod
Jasen
Jasir
Jassiel
Javan
Javari
Javien
Javonte
Jawad
Jaxin
Jaxten
Jaxtyn
Jaymes
Jayshawn
Jaythan
Jayveon
Jayvien
Jayvin
Jeancarlos
Jediah
Jeff
Jeriel
Jermiah
Jerrell
Jibreel
Jim
Jiraiya
Joah
Joao
Jody
Joell
Johannes
Jomar
Jonatan
Joniel
Jordin
Jory
Josiyah
Jovany
Jrue
Juanpablo
Jullian
Jupiter
Kacper
Kadin
Kaidan
Kaidence
Kaimana
Kais
Kaisyn
Kaizen
Kal
Kam
Kamal
Kamdon
Kamil
Kamran
Kanen
Kanyon
Karmelo
Karthik
Kashmir
Kasper
Kassius
Kavion
Kawhi
Kaydan
Kaydence
Kaydin
Keandre
Kegan
Keilan
Keion
Keiran
Kemari
Kendell
Kendric
Kentrell
Kenyon
Kepler
Kerry
Keshav
Kevon
Keyshawn
Khaleb
Khylan
Khyrie
Kidus
Kingsten
Kirby
Kit
Kiyon
Knight
Kobi
Kodi
Kolbe
Kolin
Kollin
Koltyn
Kota
Kreed
Kris
Krishiv
Kristofer
Kroy
Krue
Kruze
Krystian
Kwame
Kyaire
Kylon
Kyngston
Kyon
Kyro
Ladarius
Lakota
Larkin
Laron
Larson
Latrell
Laurence
Lavon
Layden
Lazer
Lemuel
Lenin
Leobardo
Leopoldo
Leslie
Levin
Leviticus
Levy
Lexington
Liem
Liev
Linkoln
Lino
Lisandro
Llewyn
Lou
Lowell
Loyal
Lucious
Lucky
Luqman
Lyncoln
Lyon
Lyrik
Macen
Mackson
Maclin
Maddon
Madison
Mahki
Mahlon
Mahmoud
Majesty
Makari
Makhai
Malachai
Manny
Marquan
Marques
Mars
Marshal
Martez
Marty
Marwan
Matheus
Mathieu
Matt
Maxen
Maximilliano
Maysen
Mazen
Mckay
Mehki
Mendel
Mercer
Mervin
Michelangelo
Mick
Mika
Mikail
Mikhael
Montana
Montrell
Monty
Morrison
Moussa
Murad
Murray
Musab
Mykah
Mykel
Mylan
Nabil
Naeem
Naftali
Nahom
Nahum
Naim
Nasser
Natanael
Nathanial
Nathen
Naveen
Nazareth
Neev
Neftali
Nevin
Neyland
Niall
Nikolaos
Niles
Nino
Nivaan
Nyjah
Oak
Oakland
Oaklee
Octavian
Octavius
Olen
Omarion
Ori
Orrin
Oswaldo
Owyn
Ozzie
Ozzy
Parth
Pavel
Pearson
Percy
Perrin
Pete
Prestyn
Price
Pryce
Quinlan
Raghav
Raidyn
Rainer
Rakan
Rakeem
Ram
Ranveer
Rashard
Rashaun
Rashawn
Rasheed
Rashid
Ravi
Rayaan
Rayland
Raylon
Raymon
Rayne
Rayshawn
Raziel
Rebel
Reef
Reeve
Regan
Reggie
Renato
Reyaan
Reyan
Reyes
Rhodes
Rhydian
Rhyker
Riddick
Rider
Riggins
Rihaan
Riyaan
Riyan
Riyansh
Robbie
Robinson
Rodrick
Roen
Romel
Romello
Ron
Ronen
Ronny
Rony
Roosevelt
Roran
Roshan
Rowyn
Rustin
Rusty
Rye
Ryken
Rylin
Ryne
Saeed
Safwan
Sagan
Sahir
Sai
Sailor
Saleem
Salim
Sampson
Sanjay
Saxon
Seeley
Sevyn
Shai
Shakur
Shamir
Shaquille
Shayaan
Shelton
Sherman
Shivansh
Shmiel
Shourya
Shulem
Simcha
Sir
Slate
Slater
Sol
Srihan
Stanton
Steel
Stiles
Stockton
Stratton
Stuart
Subhan
Suleiman
Summit
Surya
Sutter
Sydney
Sylvan
Tahir
Tai
Taiden
Taim
Takoda
Talen
Tamim
Tarek
Tarik
Taven
Tavin
Tavion
Teague
Ted
Terrion
Thane
Thang
Thayer
Theophilus
Thompson
Timber
Timur
Torrance
Tory
Tracy
Travon
Treyton
True
Truitt
Truth
Trysten
Tylen
Tymir
Tyren
Tyrin
Tyrion
Tyron
Usman
Uziel
Uzziah
Valentine
Vander
Vansh
Varun
Vedansh
Vedant
Vidal
Vihan
Vikram
Virat
Vivan
Walden
Waleed
Ward
Waylan
Wayland
Weldon
Weslee
Whitaker
Wilfredo
Willard
Winter
Wisdom
Wynn
Xavien
Xavion
Xayden
Xion
Yadier
Yahia
Yannick
Yasser
Yechiel
Yerik
Yitzchak
Yohan
Yovani
Yug
Yunus
Yuri
Yusef
Zacarias
Zacchaeus
Zade
Zaeden
Zaedyn
Zakary
Zaki
Zamari
Zamarion
Zavien
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