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 1,819 rare baby names — over a thousand for girls and close to 800 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 2017, 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
Aalia
Aaliya
Aaniyah
Aanvi
Aariyah
Aarvi
Aashvi
Aayat
Abagail
Abigael
Abree
Abriana
Acadia
Adamaris
Adaya
Addeline
Addy
Adelaida
Adelin
Adella
Adhira
Adia
Adison
Adore
Adrianne
Aella
Ahlam
Ahlani
Ahri
Aicha
Aiden
Ailany
Ailee
Ailen
Aili
Ailin
Ailynn
Ainara
Aine
Aira
Aislin
Aiva
Alahna
Alanni
Alany
Alaysha
Alea
Aleeah
Aleen
Aleenah
Aleeya
Aleeyah
Aleida
Aleina
Alethea
Aletheia
Alexandrea
Alexi
Alexus
Aleya
Aleyda
Aleyza
Aliyanna
Alizabeth
Alizae
Alizay
Alli
Alliyah
Aly
Alyce
Alynna
Alysia
Alyssia
Alyza
Amaira
Amairani
Amaiyah
Amalie
Amariana
Amariyah
Amberlee
Amberlyn
Amberlynn
Ameliah
Amellia
Amen
Amena
Ameya
Ami
Amila
Amna
Amoni
Amorah
Amore
Amour
Amoura
Amyrah
Anabia
Anaelle
Anaira
Anaiya
Analiah
Analicia
Analisa
Anamaria
Anari
Anasofia
Anastacia
Andromeda
Anela
Anessa
Angeles
Aniyla
Annalyse
Annastasia
Annsley
Anslee
Areej
Ariane
Arionna
Arisha
Arizbeth
Arleen
Arleigh
Arlett
Arlo
Arlyn
Arsema
Arwa
Aryiah
Aryn
Asya
Atalia
Atalie
Atara
Atlas
Atley
Aubrei
Auburn
Auden
Audri
Auria
Aurielle
Avacyn
Avagrace
Avarose
Avary
Avelina
Avi
Avie
Avielle
Ayala
Ayden
Aysha
Azaleah
Azalia
Azari
Azariyah
Aziah
Aziza
Azra
Azucena
Azuri
Baleigh
Bayan
Bayla
Baylie
Beau
Beautiful
Becca
Becky
Bentlee
Berkleigh
Berlin
Betania
Bianka
Blakeleigh
Blakeley
Blessyn
Blimy
Bliss
Bobbie
Bodhi
Boston
Bradley
Brailey
Brailyn
Brailynn
Brayla
Braylen
Braylie
Brecklyn
Breckyn
Breelyn
Brelynn
Brenlee
Brenleigh
Brennan
Brennley
Brianne
Brinkley
Briseis
Briseyda
Brissa
Britta
Britton
Bronwyn
Brook
Brookelyn
Brooklynne
Bryana
Brynna
Brynne
Brynnleigh
Brystal
Caelyn
Cailee
Cailynn
Caitlynn
Caleah
Calia
Caliana
Callista
Camari
Cambri
Camelia
Cameryn
Cami
Camiyah
Candy
Caris
Carlota
Carmyn
Carolynn
Carrington
Carsen
Carys
Cassia
Catalaya
Caterina
Cayden
Cedar
Cerenity
Cesia
Chanelle
Chany
Charisma
Charm
Chase
Chassidy
Cheryl
Chevy
Chimamanda
Chizaram
Chloee
Chole
Christa
Christianna
Ciana
Cing
Citlaly
Clarice
Clarity
Cloe
Coco
Colby
Connie
Coralyn
Coralynn
Corinna
Corrina
Corrine
Crimson
Daelyn
Dagny
Dakotah
Daleysa
Daliah
Damya
Danely
Daniya
Danya
Darianna
Dariyah
Darleen
Darya
Daya
Dayami
Dayla
Daylin
Dearra
Debra
Defne
Delainey
Delany
Delila
Delphine
Dena
Denim
Devina
Devora
Dia
Diem
Dillon
Dinah
Divinity
Divya
Dolly
Dolores
Dorothea
Dottie
Drea
Dua
Dylann
Dynasty
Easton
Eastyn
Ebony
Edyn
Eimy
Elanor
Eleana
Elianny
Elicia
Elida
Eliette
Elisheva
Elisia
Eliyah
Eliyana
Elizah
Ellamae
Ellarose
Ellington
Elliotte
Ellora
Ellowyn
Elva
Elyanna
Elyza
Emaan
Emaline
Eman
Emberleigh
Embry
Emelie
Emilynn
Emmalin
Emmanuelle
Emmery
Emori
Emorie
Emryn
Emsley
Ena
Eriana
Erianna
Ericka
Erynn
Esha
Eshaal
Eshal
Esmee
Eternity
Eulalia
Evanna
Evelynne
Everett
Everlie
Everlyn
Evey
Eviana
Evianna
Evy
Evyn
Ezri
Fabiana
Faiga
Faiza
Fannie
Farida
Fatou
Felicia
Fraidy
Francisca
Freja
Fynlee
Gabby
Gala
Georgie
Gianella
Gigi
Gisela
Gittel
Goddess
Golda
Goldy
Gracee
Graceyn
Graciella
Graycen
Gretel
Gretta
Greyson
Griselda
Gwendolynn
Gwenevere
Haiden
Haizley
Halley
Hanan
Haneen
Harbor
Hareem
Harli
Harlowe
Harmonii
Havyn
Hayat
Hayzel
Heavenlee
Heiress
Hennessy
Hiba
Hinda
Holley
Honesti
Honey
Hudsyn
Husna
Ilianna
Ily
Imogene
Ina
Inayah
Indi
Indira
Iona
Irelyn
Ishani
Ishanvi
Ishika
Isis
Islah
Isley
Israa
Israel
Issa
Ivonne
Ivyanna
Izabela
Izel
Izzy
Jacelynn
Jacinta
Jacklynn
Jadelyn
Jaden
Jadore
Jaeda
Jaelah
Jai
Jaide
Jaiden
Jaila
Jailah
Jailee
Jaiyana
Jakiyah
Jalani
Jalia
Jaliah
Jalissa
Jalynn
Jamaya
Jamilah
Jamison
Janaya
Janely
Janette
Janney
Janylah
Jariah
Jaslene
Jasmyn
Jasper
Jayanna
Jaydah
Jaylanie
Jayleigh
Jayliana
Jayline
Jayme
Jayna
Jaziyah
Jazmyne
Jena
Jenavieve
Jenessa
Jenevieve
Jennah
Jennie
Jensen
Jentry
Jermani
Jeslyn
Jessenia
Jessy
Jewels
Jia
Jill
Jo
Jodi
Johnnie
Joie
Joleigh
Jolynn
Joni
Jordana
Jordin
Josalyn
Joselin
Joseline
Joselynn
Josette
Jozie
Jream
Judah
Juliett
Juna
Junia
Justina
Kaelani
Kahlan
Kahlia
Kaiah
Kaiden
Kaidyn
Kailah
Kalaya
Kaleena
Kaliana
Kalila
Kalise
Kalista
Kalyn
Kalynn
Kamaiyah
Kamara
Kambria
Kameron
Kameryn
Kami
Kamia
Kamyah
Kamyla
Kaniya
Karime
Karisma
Karsen
Kashvi
Katana
Kateri
Katheryn
Katya
Kay
Kaycie
Kaydee
Kayle
Kaylei
Kaylene
Kayliana
Keagan
Keisy
Kenadi
Kenadie
Kendalyn
Kendyll
Kennady
Kensi
Kensie
Kensli
Kenslie
Kerrigan
Keturah
Keylin
Kezia
Khaliah
Khelani
Khylee
Khylie
Kiah
Kierstyn
Kim
Kimani
Kimbella
Kimberlyn
Kit
Klarissa
Kolbie
Korah
Koraline
Korbyn
Kristiana
Kristy
Kyara
Kylar
Kyle
Kylei
Kyliee
Kylynn
Kymber
Kynsleigh
Kyree
Lael
Laela
Laelah
Laia
Lainee
Lake
Lakota
Lamar
Lamiyah
Lamya
Landree
Landri
Landrie
Lariyah
Lark
Laurie
Layken
Laynee
Leandra
Leann
Leeann
Leeanna
Legaci
Leiah
Leianna
Leigh
Leighla
Leilana
Leni
Lenna
Lennyn
Lenore
Leonie
Leonor
Leonora
Lesley
Levi
Lexy
Leya
Leyah
Leylah
Leyna
Lian
Liara
Liesel
Lillee
Lillia
Lilliann
Lillianne
Lindy
Lisbeth
Lisette
Livi
Liviana
Lizette
Lizzie
Lora
Louella
Lua
Lucca
Lujain
Lya
Lynden
Lyndsey
Lynleigh
Lyrik
Lyriq
Macyn
Madaline
Maddalyn
Maddelyn
Madden
Maddilynn
Madelin
Maeleigh
Maeva
Magali
Magaly
Maha
Mahalia
Mahi
Maiah
Maida
Maisey
Maizy
Maja
Makaila
Makiah
Makiya
Malayna
Malea
Maleena
Maleigha
Mali
Maliha
Malin
Malinda
Mallorie
Manal
Maram
Marcelina
Marely
Mariama
Maribelle
Maricela
Markayla
Marlei
Marlen
Marlena
Marleny
Marly
Maryah
Maryanne
Marygrace
Mason
Mattison
Maureen
Max
Mayar
Maycie
Mayeli
Maylani
Mayleigh
Mayzie
Mckenzi
Mckynlee
Mea
Meagan
Meah
Meara
Meena
Mei
Meklit
Melannie
Melanny
Melodi
Merci
Miamor
Miarose
Michal
Mikah
Milagro
Mirabel
Mirielle
Mischa
Mishka
Mithra
Monae
Monika
Monserrath
Morrigan
Muna
Mykah
Myracle
Myrah
Nada
Nadya
Naiomi
Naira
Naisha
Naiya
Nalah
Nalayah
Naliyah
Naomie
Nara
Nashla
Nataleigh
Natali
Nava
Navaeh
Nawal
Naylani
Nazareth
Neela
Nefertari
Neve
Nicolle
Nihira
Nikita
Niomi
Niylah
Noura
Novalie
Novalynn
Novella
November
Nubia
October
Olga
Orianna
Paetyn
Pandora
Pauline
Payson
Peri
Pessy
Pilar
Polly
Porter
Praise
Preslie
Primrose
Queenie
Quinley
Rachelle
Raelynne
Raena
Raigan
Railyn
Rainey
Raizel
Rana
Raniya
Rayan
Rayla
Raylan
Raylen
Raylyn
Razan
Reema
Reeva
Reginae
Rei
Reid
Remedy
Remmi
Renae
Renley
Rhiley
Rhoda
Rhyleigh
Rikki
Rinoa
Rio
Riva
Riyan
Roberta
Rogue
Romi
Ronnie
Rooney
Rorie
Rosaline
Rosetta
Rosy
Roxie
Roxy
Roya
Royale
Rozlyn
Rue
Rya
Ryah
Ryla
Ryland
Rylei
Safia
Sahar
Saisha
Saja
Salwa
Samari
Samiah
Samirah
Samya
Samyra
Saori
Sapphira
Saray
Saraya
Saria
Savvy
Saya
Sayler
Sayuri
Scarleth
Scotlyn
Scottie
Semaj
Sena
Senna
Sephora
Serayah
Seren
Sereniti
Serina
Serinity
Seven
Shaelyn
Shaelynn
Shahd
Shaila
Shaindel
Shalom
Shaniyah
Shanvi
Shaylynn
Shifra
Siana
Sicily
Sidra
Siham
Silver
Sima
Simona
Simran
Sincere
Sirena
Skai
Skarlett
Skylyn
Snow
Solara
Soliana
Sonora
Srinika
Starla
Starr
Stefany
Suhana
Sumayyah
Sunday
Sunshine
Suzie
Sydni
Syeda
Taegan
Tahani
Tahiry
Tailyn
Tailynn
Talayah
Taleen
Talitha
Tammy
Taniya
Tanner
Tate
Tatianna
Teagen
Teaghan
Teigen
Tennyson
Tenzin
Terri
Theadora
Tierney
Tillie
Tommi
Tommie
Tristan
Tristyn
Tru
Truly
Tyanna
Tyla
Tylee
Una
Unknown
Vaani
Vaishnavi
Valarie
Vanellope
Vanesa
Vanya
Veera
Venice
Vianna
Victory
Violett
Vittoria
Waylynn
Wesley
Westlynn
Whitlee
Wynn
Xareni
Xenia
Xitlaly
Yanely
Yasmina
Yatzil
Yelena
Yessenia
Yohana
Yohanna
Yoselyn
Yuleimy
Yulianna
Yurani
Yuritzi
Zada
Zaelynn
Zahira
Zahraa
Zaidee
Zaiya
Zakiya
Zalayah
Zaliyah
Zamirah
Zamiyah
Zaniah
Zari
Zarina
Zaryah
Zaylah
Zaylie
Zayra
Zeina
Zemirah
Zeynep
Ziah
Zissy
Zo
Zoei
Zoelle
Zooey
Zulema
Zya
Zyanna
Zyra
Aadi
Aadit
Aahan
Aariv
Aariz
Aayush
Abbott
Abdallah
Abdel
Abhinav
Abubakar
Acen
Adair
Adem
Adhrit
Adhvik
Adil
Adonai
Adryan
Advait
Advaith
Advith
Aeson
Agastya
Ahad
Ahron
Aiven
Aiyden
Ajani
Akai
Akash
Akhil
Akil
Akshay
Alain
Alakai
Aldair
Alder
Alekzander
Alexey
Alias
Allister
Alpha
Amaan
Amadeo
Amado
Amadou
Aman
Amaury
Amaziah
Ameen
Ameir
Andersen
Anibal
Anirudh
Anish
Aramis
Archibald
Aren
Arhaan
Aric
Arie
Arik
Arin
Arius
Ariyan
Arjan
Arley
Armoni
Artem
Arya
Asael
Asahd
Ashar
Ashwin
Asiah
Asiel
Asim
Atharva
Audie
Aurelius
Auron
Avan
Aveer
Aviel
Avin
Avyukt
Axyl
Ayce
Ayoub
Ayson
Ayush
Azaan
Azai
Aziz
Baruch
Basil
Bauer
Baylen
Beauregard
Beckam
Bennet
Bennie
Berkley
Bexley
Bill
Binyomin
Blayze
Bohdi
Boris
Bowden
Brad
Bradlee
Bram
Brandyn
Bransen
Braven
Braxtin
Braylan
Braysen
Brayton
Breccan
Breckin
Brennon
Brentlee
Brently
Breon
Brewer
Brison
Brylan
Brylen
Bryston
Buck
Burke
Cache
Caeden
Caelan
Caelum
Cainan
Cainen
Caison
Cale
Calen
Carlisle
Carmello
Carsten
Cedrick
Champion
Charbel
Charleston
Chasen
Chauncey
Chayton
Ciaran
Claude
Claudio
Clement
Colden
Collier
Collins
Colston
Conall
Conway
Corben
Cornell
Cosmo
Cove
Crawford
Cree
Croix
Crue
Cruze
Cutler
Cy
Cylas
Daemon
Dak
Dakarai
Dakoda
Dakotah
Dallin
Daquan
Darell
Daron
Darrian
Darrion
Darrius
Darsh
Daven
Davonte
Dawsyn
Daxtyn
Daylin
Daylon
Dayson
Deanthony
Decklan
Deen
Dejuan
Deklyn
Delano
Demarco
Demian
Deniz
Denton
Deondre
Deontae
Desean
Devontae
Dhruva
Dietrich
Dino
Divine
Dixon
Dmitri
Domani
Domenico
Domonic
Donnell
Drayton
Dresden
Dru
Dyland
Dyllan
Dyson
Easten
Ebenezer
Edan
Edgardo
Edin
Edric
Efraim
Eh
Eian
Eidan
Elden
Elder
Eliah
Ellington
Eloy
Elton
Elwood
Emerick
Emran
Emry
Enoc
Eoin
Eren
Erin
Erwin
Esai
Eshaan
Essa
Ethyn
Eugenio
Evans
Everhett
Evin
Ezekial
Fabricio
Fabrizio
Fares
Fateh
Federico
Ferris
Finlay
Fitz
Franky
Frederic
Fulton
Gabe
Galen
Garret
Genaro
Geno
Geovanny
Giacomo
Gio
Giorgio
Graeson
Guadalupe
Haddon
Hagan
Haider
Hamzah
Hanson
Harlen
Harun
Hatcher
Hawkins
Hazen
Haziel
Herman
Hernan
Hero
Hershy
Heston
Hiro
Holdyn
Holland
Holt
Holton
Hosea
Huntley
Huxton
Ibraheem
Ibrahima
Ike
Ilias
Iman
Imari
Indigo
Indy
Isreal
Itzae
Ivar
Iver
Ivory
Izaak
Jabril
Jaceion
Jaceyon
Jade
Jadyn
Jahaziel
Jahdiel
Jahsiah
Jahziel
Jaison
Jakhi
Jakoby
Jalil
Jameel
Jameer
Jamier
Jamin
Janiel
Jansen
Jaren
Jareth
Jarrod
Jasai
Jassiel
Javan
Javari
Javien
Javonte
Jaxin
Jaxten
Jaycee
Jaydin
Jaymeson
Jayshawn
Jayveon
Jayvian
Jayvin
Jaziah
Jedediah
Jediah
Jeff
Jennings
Jerimiah
Jermiah
Jeronimo
Jerrell
Jeter
Jetson
Jevon
Jidenna
Joah
Joao
Joaquim
Job
Jody
Joell
Johannes
Johnluke
Johnson
Jomar
Jonatan
Joniel
Jonny
Josiyah
Jovany
Juancarlos
Juanpablo
Judge
Juel
Kacey
Kadeem
Kadin
Kaedyn
Kage
Kaidan
Kaidence
Kainan
Kais
Kaisyn
Kaito
Kal
Kaladin
Kalani
Kalen
Kam
Kamal
Kamil
Karas
Karmelo
Karthik
Kashmir
Kasper
Kavion
Kaydence
Kaydin
Kaydon
Kemari
Kemper
Kendell
Kendric
Kerry
Keshav
Kevon
Keyan
Keyshawn
Khaleb
Khalif
Kharter
Khylan
Kiernan
Kirby
Kiyaan
Klaus
Knight
Knoxx
Koah
Kobi
Kodah
Kolbe
Koltyn
Konstantinos
Korban
Kota
Krishiv
Kristofer
Kroy
Kwame
Kyaire
Kylian
Kyro
Ladarius
Laiken
Lamarcus
Lamarion
Landan
Larkin
Laron
Larson
Latrell
Lavon
Lawton
Layden
Leevi
Leopoldo
Leslie
Leviathan
Levin
Leviticus
Levy
Lexington
Liev
Lino
Lisandro
Llewyn
Locke
Loren
Lowen
Lucious
Lucky
Luigi
Lukah
Luqman
Lyan
Lyon
Lyrik
Maaz
Mace
Macsen
Maddon
Mael
Mahad
Maher
Mahki
Mahmoud
Majesty
Makari
Makhai
Makoa
Marlo
Marquel
Marques
Marshal
Martez
Marwan
Mateus
Matheus
Maui
Mavrik
Maxen
Maxson
Mayer
Maysen
Mazen
Mecca
Mendy
Merlin
Mervin
Mikail
Mikey
Mikhael
Montrell
Mosiah
Muad
Muhsin
Murray
Musab
Mykah
Mykel
Mylan
Nael
Naftali
Nahom
Naim
Natanael
Nathanial
Nathen
Naveen
Nazareth
Negan
Nevin
Neyland
Nicholai
Nicolai
Nikolaos
Nile
Nirvaan
Noa
Noriel
Novah
Nyjah
Oaklen
Oaklyn
Octavius
Odell
Olivier
Omarion
Omega
Ori
Oshea
Oswaldo
Othniel
Paolo
Parks
Paxon
Payson
Pearson
Perseus
Pete
Pietro
Prescott
Price
Prynce
Qasim
Quade
Quest
Quinlan
Quran
Radley
Ragnar
Raidyn
Rain
Rainer
Rakan
Ram
Ramir
Randolph
Rashaad
Rashaun
Rasheed
Rashid
Ravi
Rayland
Raylon
Rayne
Rayshawn
Raziel
Rebel
Reef
Reeve
Regan
Reggie
Rehan
Remmy
Renato
Revan
Reyaan
Reyes
Rhyder
Rhylan
Richie
Rider
Riggins
Riot
Riyansh
Robinson
Rodrick
Roel
Romel
Romelo
Ron
Ronen
Ronny
Rony
Roosevelt
Roshan
Rowyn
Royalty
Rudolph
Rustin
Ryley
Ryne
Sabir
Saeed
Safwan
Sagan
Sahib
Sai
Sailor
Saleem
Salim
Salomon
Sampson
Saxon
Sevyn
Shaquille
Shayan
Shayne
Shelton
Sherman
Shivaay
Shlok
Sholom
Shreyan
Shreyas
Shulem
Simcha
Sione
Sir
Skye
Slate
Soham
Steel
Stefano
Stiles
Storm
Stratton
Subhan
Sudais
Sulayman
Summit
Sunny
Surya
Sydney
Sylis
Sylus
Tahir
Tai
Taiden
Takoda
Tarek
Taven
Tavin
Tavion
Tayvion
Teague
Ted
Teegan
Teigan
Thane
Thayer
Theodor
Thompson
Tidus
Tim
Timber
Timur
Tommie
Torrance
Tory
Townes
Tracy
Trae
Travon
Trayvon
Tre
Trevin
Trevion
Treyton
Treyvon
True
Truitt
Truth
Tuff
Tyce
Tye
Tymir
Tyren
Tyrin
Tyrion
Tyriq
Tyron
Tytan
Ulices
Unknown
Uziel
Valentine
Vander
Varun
Vedant
Vidal
Viggo
Vikram
Viraaj
Virat
Walden
Waleed
Wali
Ward
Waylan
Weldon
Welles
Weslee
Whitaker
Whitley
Wilfredo
Willard
Willem
Williams
Willis
Winter
Wrigley
Wynn
Xavian
Xavien
Xavior
Xzander
Yahel
Yannick
Yasiel
Yasser
Yassin
Yechiel
Yonatan
Younis
Yusef
Yuvraj
Zacari
Zacchaeus
Zach
Zade
Zaedyn
Zakary
Zaki
Zamarion
Zayyan
Zidan
Zidane
Ziggy
Ziyad
Ziyon
Zuriel
Zyair
Zyir