Baby Names

220 Popular Weird Names with Meanings

Every parent is looking for the right name for their baby. But in doing so, many go for names that aren’t popular for whatever reason. However, this is a costly mistake because you can’t change the name later.

We’ve all heard stories where parents name their child something that the child ends up growing up to hate it. How can you avoid that? Do some research and check out some popular weird baby names to get a better idea.

  • Aero – “of the sky
  • Alaska – “alaxsxaq
  • Ari – “lion
  • Ashlynn – “dream
  • Aspen – “quaking tree
  • Astrid – “divinely beautiful
  • Azure – “sky blue
  • Bear – “strong and brave”
  • Beckett – “little brook
  • Birdie – “bright, famous, little bird
  • Bode – “messenger
  • Brynlee –  “Gift from God
  • Cadence – “rhythm, flow

In the past, some parents have named their children after celebrities or fictional characters. Sometimes the parents themselves will choose a name that is not typical. Other times they will choose a name that is not common at all.

Some parents are so overwhelmed with the task of naming their child that they opt for a one-word baby name. And although this has been a popular choice, it’s not always the best decision.

In many cultures around the world, a name is considered an important part of a child’s identity. Besides, it’s a good idea to avoid naming your child the same as their father, which might lead to confusion. So, what should the perfect baby’s name be? Let’s dive into the list of awesome weird baby names.

  • Cami – “helper to the priest
  • Case – “Bringer of peace”
  • Caspian – “of the sea
  • Charlize – “free man
  • Cheyenne – “people of a different language
  • Cora – “honest
  • Crew – “chariot
  • Cyrus – “sun
  • Dagon – “fish
  • Dahlia  – “destiny
  • Damon – “loyal friend” in Latin.
  • Daphne – “Laurel tree”
  • Darra – “wise

Weird Names

  • Daxton – “warrior who conquers great obstacles
  • Dawson – “son of David
  • Dixie – “I have spoken
  • Duke – “leader
  • Easton – “toward the sunrise
  • Eden – “Paradise”
  • Elodie – “wealthy and rich
  • Ember – “spark
  • Emerson – “powerful and brave”
  • Enzo – “winner
  • Everleigh – “woodland
  • Fable – “a story with a lesson
  • Faris – “knight
  • Faye – “fairy
  • Finley – “fair warrior
  • Felix – “happy, fortunate
  • Forest – “woods
  • Fritz – “peaceful ruler
  • Galaxy – “large system of stars
  • Gavin – “white hawk
  • Gem – “jewel”
  • Genesis – “beginning

Popular Weird Names

  • Genevieve – “white wave
  • Graham – “gravel homestead
  • Gray – “pleasant
  • Greenleigh – “green meadow
  • Greer – “watchful
  • Gretel – “pearl
  • Gwendolyn – “a blends of elements
  • Hadley – “heather meadow
  • Harlow – “army
  • Harmony – “unity
  • Haylen – “Fire”
  • Haven – “safe place
  • Henley – “High meadow”
  • Hero – “demi-god
  • Indiana – “graceful
  • Ireland – “goddess
  • Irwin – “sea lover”
  • Israel – “he who prevails with God
  • Jace – “the Lord is salvation
  • Jaelynn – “masculine version of Jaelyn”

What are some of the cutest weird baby names?

  • Jannika – “God is gracious
  • Jinx – “spell
  • Joelle – “the Lord is willing
  • Jolie – “pretty
  • Justine – “righteous
  • Jylan – “calm
  • Kaleb – “whole heart
  • Karina – “pure
  • Keegan – “fiery
  • Kellan – “bright-headed
  • Kingston – “King’s town
  • Kinsley – “Proud”
  • Kit – “carrier of Christ
  • Kirk – “church
  • Konrad – “Bold advisor”

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Tips for Naming Your Babies

There are millions of baby names out there, and while most parents decide on a name and stick with it for the rest of their lives, there are some who wish the best for their future child, but don’t have a clue how to choose a name. These parents may be confused about why they can’t come up with a name for their baby, or they may have tried several times and have given up on the idea.

If you are considering giving your child a name, there are some things you should know:

1.      Pick the name you love, even if it is popular.

It is popular and you love it. Anything else you need to think upon? Nope. Go for it. If you want to give it uniqueness, think of a great middle name.

Here are some popular weird baby names out there:

  • Knox – “from the hills
  • Kristoff –   “bearing Christ
  • Kyler – “archer
  • Landon – “from the long hill
  • Landry  – “ruler
  • Leighton – “From the town by the meadow”
  • Lex – “man’s defender
  • Lincoln – “lake
  • Lucca – “Giver of light”
  • Marlowe – “Storyteller”
  • Milo – “destroyer
  • Myles – “merciful
  • Neil – “Bright shining ones”

2.      Do not skip lovely weird baby names even if they are unique, unusual, and different.

Sometimes, parents will not go for unusual, unique, and different baby names. They consider it weird. Let me tell you that being attractive and thought provoking is the game these days.

How would you like these weird baby names:

  • Nelson – “son of a champion
  • Niall – “passionate
  • Nina – “little girl
  • Noell – “Christmas Day
  • Nori – “Belief”
  • Oakley – “the tree”
  • Ocean – “The father of waters”
  • Odette – “wealth
  • Oliver – “elf army
  • Ollie – “Olive tree”
  • Owen – “noble-born
  • Pacey – “A form of pace”
  • Parker – “Gamekeeper”   

3.      Be confident if you want to go toward personalized spellings for your baby’s name.

SURE. You should be confident when giving personalized spellings to your baby’s name. However, it is important that you do not make it weird. Adding or removing an alphabet would be enough here.

Try changing these baby names spellings into personalized ones:

Aron

  • Meaning: “Eagle, eagle ruler”
  • Origin: Viking.
  • Description: Origin Viking and its Meaning Eagle.
  • Spellings & Variations: Arne, Arend.
  • Famous People with this Name: Aren Miller.

Ari

  • Meaning: “Eagle”
  • Origin: Viking
  • Description: Origin Viking and its Meaning Eagle.
  • Spellings & Variations: Arie.
  • Famous People with this Name: Ari Fleischer.

Axel

  • Meaning: “Man of peace”
  • Origin: Viking.
  • Description: Origin Viking and its Meaning Man of peace.
  • Spellings & Variations: Aksel, Acksel.
  • Famous People with this Name: Axel Alonso.

Femi

  • Meaning: “Love me”
  • Origin: Eastern African.
  • Description: Eastern African origin and its means Love me.
  • Spelling and variations: Olufemi, Oluwafemi.
  • Famous people with this name: Femi Kuti.

Bo

  • Meaning: “The Resident, Living, Fair, Beautiful”
  • Origin: Viking
  • Description: Origin Viking and its Meaning Beautiful.
  • Spellings & Variations: Beau.
  • Famous People with this Name: Bo Jackson.

Brand

  • Meaning: “Sword, firebrand, beacon, fiery torch”
  • Origin: Viking
  • Description: Origin Viking and its Meaning fiery torch.
  • Spellings & Variations: Brandt, Brantley, Brandon.

Bill

  • Meaning: “Will to protect”
  • Origin: Viking, Germanic.
  • Description: Origin Viking and its Meaning Will to protect.
  • Spellings & Variations: Billie, Billy, Billye, Billee.
  • Famous People with this Name: Billie Joe Armstrong.

Bjorn

  • Meaning: “Bear”
  • Origin: Viking
  • Description: Origin Viking and its Meaning Bear.
  • Spellings & Variations: BJÖRN, BJØRN.
  • Famous People with this Name: Bjorn Ulvaeus.

Corey

  • Meaning: “Chosen”
  • Origin: Viking, Germanic, Irish, Gaelic.
  • Description: Origin Viking, Germanic and its Meaning Chosen.
  • Spellings & Variations: Cori, Koree, Korey, Corrie, Corie, Cory.
  • Famous People with this Name: Corey Perry.

Dane

  • Meaning: “Dweller in the valley, God is my judge, from Denmark”
  • Origin: Viking, English.
  • Description: Origin Viking, English and its Meaning God is my judge.
  • Spellings & Variations: Dayne, Dean, Dene, Danhy.
  • Famous People with this Name: Dane Cook.

Zola

  • Meaning: “Calm”
  • Origin: Eastern African.
  • Description: Eastern African origin and its means Calm.
  • Spelling and variations: Zolah, Zella.
  • Famous people with this name: : Zola Jesus.

4.      Crossing your favorite weird baby names on the feedback on friends and family members.

Feedback is important. But it does not mean to listen to every other person’s opinion. You will hardly find weird baby names that everybody would like. Therefore, get feedback but still know your choice.

Consider getting feedback on these baby names from your friends and family members:

  • Peyton – “warrior’s village
  • Pax – “peace
  • Phoenix – “dark red
  • Piper – “flute”
  • Posie – “A bouquet of flowers” 
  • Rose – “red flower
  • Queency – “estate of the fifth son
  • Quest – “long search
  • Quinn – “wise” in Celtic.
  • Radley – “from or near the red meadow
  • Raine – “reine meaning, “queen
  • Ralph – “wolf counsel
  • Raydon – “counselor.

5.      Do a little research and find what is out there.

Research is important step for the first-time parents as well for those who do not know what sort of names people pick. You will be all good once you do a little internet research. You will also be able to find some great weird baby names that you might consider now or in the future.

Here are some common baby names examples to help you:

Hibo

  • Meaning: “Gift”
  • Origin: Eastern African.
  • Description: Eastern African origin and its means Gift.
  • Spelling and variations: Hiba.
  • Famous people with this name: Hiba Tawaji.

Imani

  • Meaning: “Faith”
  • Origin: Eastern African.
  • Description: Eastern African origin and its means Faith.
  • Spelling and variations: Iman, Imen, Imaan, Eman.
  • Famous people with this name: Imani Coppola.

Kenya

  • Meaning: “Kenya”
  • Origin: Eastern African.
  • Description: Eastern African origin and its means Kenya.
  • Spelling and variations: Kenya.
  • Famous people with this name: Kenya Moore.

Nia

  • Meaning: “Purpose”
  • Origin: Eastern African.
  • Description: Eastern African origin and its means Purpose.
  • Spelling and variations: Nyah.
  • Famous people with this name: Nia Long, American actress.

Ola

  • Meaning: “Wealth”
  • Origin: Eastern African.
  • Description: Eastern African origin and its means Wealth.
  • Spelling and variations: Olamide, Olaitan.
  • Famous people with this name: : Ola Al-Fares.

Kamari

  • Meaning: “Moon”
  • Origin: Eastern African.
  • Description: Eastern African origin and its means Moon.
  • Spelling and variations: Kamaria, Kam, Mari.
  • Famous people with this name: Kamaria.

Alcmene

  • Meaning: “wrath”
  • Origin: Greek.
  • Description: An ancient Greek name, Alcmene.
  • Spellings and variations: Alison, Alagan, Aleshanee.
  • Famous people with this names: Alcmene.

Bast

  • Meaning: “heat”
  • Origin: Egyptian.
  • Description: A unique name with Egyptian origins the Meaning heat, fire.
  • Spellings and variations: Bastet.
  • Famous people with this names: William Bast.

Idir

  • Meaning: “Alive”
  • Origin: Eastern African.
  • Description: Eastern African origin and its means Alive.
  • Spelling and variations: Yidir.
  • Famous people with this name: : Idir Ouali.

Ike

  • Meaning: “God laughed”
  • Origin: Eastern African.
  • Description: Eastern African origin and its means God laughed.
  • Spelling and variations: Ike Barinholtz.
  • Famous people with this name: .

Imamu

  • Meaning: “Spiritual leader”
  • Origin: Eastern African.
  • Description: Eastern African origin and its means Spiritual leader.
  • Spelling and variations: Mamu, Imam.
  • Famous people with this name: Imamu Mayfield.

Jabari

  • Meaning: “Brave one”
  • Origin: Eastern African.
  • Description: Eastern African origin and its means Brave one.
  • Spelling and variations: Jabbar.
  • Famous people with this name: Jabari Parker.

6.      Consider the names of the subsequent children.

Maybe, you are first time parents and figuring out some cool weird baby name. It is a good idea to consider the names of subsequent children too.

7.      Avoid the names with bad meanings.

Baby names with bad meanings can be a cause of embarrassment for you and your kid. Be sure to know the meaning of the name you are gonna pick and be sure it is encouraging and positive.

Here are some of the cool weird baby names with meanings:

  • Reagan – “little king
  • Reese – “enthusiastic
  • Remy – “oarsmen
  • Rhett -“advice 
  • River – “Stream of water that flows to the sea” 
  • Ryden – “horseman
  • Sage – “the sage plant”
  • Sasha – “protector
  • Sawyer – “woodcutter
  • Shaine – “God is gracious
  • Shay – “admirable
  • Shiloh – “His gift”

8.      Pick up good people’s names from history.

The name of person has an effect on his/her personality, it is said. Maybe, that’s the reason why people choose names from history. You can consider this as well. I am sure you have heard about many legends from the past. I bet you’d find some awesome and useable weird baby names if you look into it.

We have a small list of weird baby names here for you to check out and know if you have heard them before:

Erik

  • Meaning: “King forever, eternal ruler”
  • Origin: Viking
  • Description: Origin Viking and its Meaning eternal ruler.
  • Spellings & Variations: Erick, Eric, Erich, Aric, Aurick.
  • Famous People with this Name: Eric Clapton.

Gerry

  • Meaning: “Ruling spear”
  • Origin: English.
  • Description: One of the renowned female warrior names.
  • Spellings and variations: Geary.
  • Famous people with this names: Gerry Goffin.

Finn

  • Meaning: “Fair, light”
  • Origin: Viking, Irish
  • Description: Origin Viking, Irish and its Meaning light.
  • Spellings & Variations: Fynn, Fionn.
  • Famous People with this Name: Finn Dossing, Finn Seeman.

Frode

  • Meaning: “Wise, enlightened, clever”
  • Origin: Viking
  • Description: Origin Viking and its Meaning enlightened.
  • Spellings & Variations: Fordy.
  • Famous People with this Name: Frode Andresen.

Gunner

  • Meaning: “Army, warrior”
  • Origin: Viking.
  • Description: Origin Viking and its Meaning warrior.
  • Spellings & Variations: Gunnarr, Gunnar, Gunar.
  • Famous People with this Name: Gunnar Hansen.

Gram

  • Meaning: “Grey hill, from the gray home, gravelly land, farm home”
  • Origin: Viking.
  • Description: Origin Viking and its Meaning from the gray home, gravelly land, farm home.
  • Spellings & Variations: Graham.
  • Famous People with this Name: Graham Norton.

Gustav

  • Meaning: “Staff of the gods”
  • Origin: Viking, Germanic.
  • Description: Origin Viking, Germanic and its Meaning Staff of the gods.
  • Spellings & Variations: Gustave, Gustaf, Gus.
  • Famous People with this Name: Gustav Elijah Åhr.

Dustin

  • Meaning: “Thor’s stone”
  • Origin: Viking, English
  • Description: Origin Viking, English and its Meaning Thor’s stone.
  • Spellings & Variations: Thorstein, Dorsteinn.
  • Famous People with this Name: Dustin Hoffman, Dustin Diamond.

Kirk

  • Meaning: “Church, of the church, dweller of the church”
  • Origin: Viking.
  • Description: Origin Viking and its Meaning Church.
  • Spellings & Variations: Kerk.
  • Famous People with this Name: Kirk Douglas.

Kol

  • Meaning: “Dark, victory of the people”
  • Origin: Viking.
  • Description: Origin Viking and its Meaning Goodhearted
  • Spellings & Variations: Cole, Kole, Khol, Kohl.
  • Famous People with this Name: Cole Mitchell Sprouse.

Leif

  • Meaning: “Successor, descendant, heir”
  • Origin: Viking.
  • Description: Origin Viking, and its Meaning Successor, descendant, heir.
  • Spellings & Variations: Leiv, Leiff.
  • Famous People with this Name: Leif Ericson.

Manning

  • Meaning: “Powerful and valiant, son of man, son of the hero”
  • Origin: Viking.
  • Description: Origin Viking and its Meaning powerful and valiant, son of man, son of the hero.
  • Spellings & Variations: Manangi.
  • Famous People with this Name: Manning Force Haye.

Oscar

  • Meaning: “Friend of the deer, God’s spear”
  • Origin: Viking
  • Description: Origin Viking and its Meaning Friend of the deer, God’s spear.
  • Spellings & Variations: Oskar, Ásgeirr
  • Famous People with this Name: Oscar Wilde

9.      Make sure the first and second names fit with each other.

This happens rarely that the first and seconds names do not fit and meet each other well. It is, however, something you would not want.

Check out weird baby names and try to make full names that fit each other nicely:

  • Shyla – “white dove
  • Sienna – “orange-red
  • Skyler – “fugitive
  • Sloane – “raider
  • Sutton – “From the southern homestead  
  • Stormi – “storm
  • Suri – “princess
  • Tatum – “cheerful and full of life
  • Teagan – “little poet
  • Trent – “swift
  • Philemon– “loving”
  • Dedan– “low”
  • Jehovah– “to be”
  • Ham– “hot”
  • Habakkuk– “he that embraces”
  • Sacar– “wares”
  • Halah– “a moist table”

10. Avoid names with too many syllables.

Baby names with too many syllables are complex. They are hard to remember. They should be avoided.

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