25 Insanely Rare Baby Boy Names for the uncommon mom!

Trish ~ Labor Nurse Mama
June 21, 2019

Ok mama, Are you looking for a rare baby boy name? I am all about helping you choose the perfect boy name. I have named 5 boys. Lol yep, 5 out of my 7 are boys. Which you probably know this if you are hanging out with me and my almost 200k followers over on Instagram, where I teach pregnancy and birth education (plus postpartum hacks!). If you didn't come hang with me and let's be friends!

I'm guessing you are not the run-of-the-mill, traditional parent looking for Steve or Bob? (I'm not knocking those, I'm married to a Steve!)

If you came here for a rare baby boy name then guess what?

This is the start of a series of eight! Each list will contain 25 rare baby boy names with meanings. 

Be sure to comment and let me know your thoughts! Are they too rare? Are they not rare? Do you know ten Caspians? (no me either but sometimes what is a rare baby boy name to one person or culture is a common one to another!

Why I am here and who I am:

Hey mama, I am Trish— AKA Labor Nurse Mama. I am a labor and delivery nurse with over 15 years of high-risk OB experience. I am also a mama to 7 kids and have given birth to 6. This means I am quite familiar with the postpartum period and how to navigate it. I am the online birth class educator for Calm Labor Confident Birth and The VBAC Lab birth classes and the mama expert inside our Calm Mama Society, a pregnancy & postpartum membership community! I am passionate about your birth and motherhood journey! You can find me over on IG teaching over 230k mamas daily. I am passionate about your birth and motherhood journey!

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Wells is a surname it is of English origin but is sometimes used as a first name too. It means spring or stream.


A surname meaning ‘Son of Laurence'.


Cathan is a boy name originating in Ireland and means “little battler”.


A possible smaller form of Alexander, meaning ‘protector'.


Hawaiian word which means “brave.”


A potential origin of the name Dorian is from the Greek “Dorios”, and means ‘child of the sea'.


Meaning ‘chases butterfly' or a star that suddenly becomes thousands of times brighter and then gradually fades to its normal intensity.


This is a very common surname in Ireland and is a form coming from Peter.


An Irish name meaning ‘Courageous and vigilant; always on the watch'.


Means ‘to hold office'. Hasn't ranked in popularity. Made known by Kourtney Kardashian who named her son Reign Aston Disick!


An Old English word meaning ‘fortification', ‘fortified manor'. This is a very strong and rare baby boy name!


This is a name taken from the Caspian Sea.


The Gaelic version is translated to ‘Lord'.


This name was made popular by a 7th-century bishop of Autun. It is composed of words meaning ‘people', ‘tribe', and ‘spear'.


A Muslim name meaning ‘time', ‘era'. In English, it means ‘A gift of god'.


In Japan, it is a form of Kuan-yin who was the Chinese Buddhist deity of mercy.


This name comes from Nicholas which means “people of victory”.


A common Irish name but a rare baby boy name in the US. It means Red Haired!


It is taken from a surname that is spelled Cuileann and is an Irish name meaning “holly.”


The name Adonis means ‘Lord'. I love this name for a boy!


Jasiel is a Biblical name meaning ‘The strength of God'


A French and English origin, more like a nickname, meaning ‘Crow' or ‘Little Raven'.


A surname that has multiple possibly meanings. Possibly Gaelic meaning ‘a fork in a river or road'.


An English word meaning ‘thorned shrub'.


This is the title of the male ruler who is a member of the royal household. Would you be daring enough to use this for your little royal man?

Remember this is Part 1 of a series of rare baby boy names for the parent who doesn't want a common name for their son.

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Just a little Disclaimer: As always, I am just writing my thoughts and what I’ve learned along the way. Although I am in fact a labor and delivery RN, This is not medical advice. You should always seek and follow the advice of your care provider.

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