10 Winning Baby Names You Haven’t Considered Yet
Choosing the perfect name for your baby might feel like a big responsibility. You may want something beautiful and meaningful but not too common. Perhaps a simple pronunciation is important for you so your child doesnâ€™t have to correct every teacher on the first day of school, or an easy spelling so she can learn to write her name early on.
Whatever your top priorities are in a baby name, chances are youâ€™ve scoured lists of popular monikers and pages of family history to find the right title for your new baby. Hereâ€™s one more for your research; these 10 names are unique but meaningful, and might just be the ideal name for your new baby. Plus, many of them work for both boys and girls.
If you want a name thatâ€™s truly multicultural, you canâ€™t go wrong with Ishi. The name appears in Japanese, Hindu, Native American Yahi and Hebrew cultures, though with very different meanings.
In Japanese, Ishi is a female name that means â€śstone.â€ť Additionally, many people learned Ishi was the last Yahi man, a subgroup of the Yana Indians who lived in Northern California, according to the University of California Berkeley.
In Hindu culture, Ishi is another name for the Goddess Durga, a warrior goddess who fights evil influences. Finally, Ishi appears in the bible several times, most often associated with â€śsalvation.â€ť
Nola may have been introduced as a nickname for Fionnuala, Enola, Magnolia (or even New Orleans), but this simple, sweet name works well on its own, too. It has Irish roots, meaning â€ślittle fair-shouldered one.â€ť Itâ€™s also a city in Italy near Naples.
Juniper is the name of a small, evergreen shrub. The name is derived from the Latin â€śjunio,â€ť meaning â€śyouth,â€ť and â€śparere,â€ť meaning â€śto produce.â€ť Put together, Juniper is one whoâ€™s always producing youth â€“ the perfect name for an evergreen or someone who will always be young at heart.
Collins can either be a boyâ€™s or a girlâ€™s name, and it means â€śa win for the people.â€ť One famous example of the use of Collins as a first name is Collins Tuohy, the sister of football star Michael Oher, as shown in the 2006 biography, â€śThe Blind Side.â€ť
Roman has a regal sound to it, and though itâ€™s classically a boyâ€™s name, it could also make for a unique yet powerful girlâ€™s name.
Another traditionally male name thatâ€™s also awesome for baby girls, Elliott has biblical roots as well as French ties. The name is also associated with famed poet T.S. Eliot.
Haskell is a unique unisex name that means â€świsdom.â€ť One influential person by this name was Haskell Curry, a logician for whom the programming languages Haskell and Curry were named.
Cato is traditionally a boyâ€™s name of Latin origin that means â€śall-knowing.â€ť Cato is the first name of Pharrell Williamsâ€™ brother as well as Cato June, a former Indianapolis Colts linebacker.
This Irish name can stand on its own or work as a nickname for Quinton, Quincy or Quinta. It once was primarily chosen for boys, but Quinn as a girlâ€™s name has been growing in popularity since the â€™90s.
This French baby girlâ€™s name is incredibly adore-abella! The name means to breathe, to exhale and to exist. With such a beautifully peaceful meaning, itâ€™s a wonderful name to give your new baby girl.
As you can see, you canâ€™t go wrong with one of these unique baby names. But if none of these 10 resonate with you, check out Mom365â€™s list of top 100 baby names; this is the most up-to-date compilation of baby names out there.
Molly Ploe comes from the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and enjoys hiking, baking and reading. Her favorite Saturday is rainy with bread in the oven and a new book.