It goes without saying that each and every tiny gentleman that arrives on Earth deserves a name that is special, gorgeous and fit for a little angel with a wild side. Parents-to-be often struggle to settle on the perfect name for their impending arrivals made of snips and snails and puppy-dogs’ tails.
Parenting a tiny fellow is a challenging, exhausting and even anxiety-inducing experience. However, when a rambunctious, rowdy and mischievous little lad snuggles up to his mom or dad after a long day of making messes, defying ouchies and playing tricks, it’s undeniable that boys are nothing short of beautiful.
So many options are available in baby naming books and online. It sometimes seems that the best names out there have become so popular and overused that they’ve lost a bit of their charm. Expecting parents may settle upon the name of their dreams only to learn that it currently ranks at the top of every baby name chart and was just snatched up by their next-door-neighbor and their sister-in-law.
The following 25 names are nothing short of spectacular. They are timeless, full of personality and are undeniably sophisticated. But wait! There’s more. The best thing about the names that follow is the fact that they haven’t already been used a million times. Happy naming!
Ace is a name of Latin origin that means one, unity or first rate. This name’s popularity has increased since Jessica Simpson chose it for her son, but it’s still a rare beauty that will help a bouncing baby boy stand out in the best of ways.
Presently, Ace ranks as the 240th most popular name for boys in the United States. It has risen 41 spots in popularity since last year. Parents who love it should grab this name while it’s still flying under the baby naming radar.
Boys named Ace are known to be expressive, idealistic, inspirational and driven. They love to serve others and make a positive impact on the world. They are generous, kind and loving to all.
Beau is a stunning name of French origin that means handsome. Also spelled Bo, this name is as debonair as it is delightful. It is a long-beloved name that, according to Nameberry.com, “has been on the Social Security list non-stop since 1969.”
Today, Beau ranks as the 170th most popular name for boys in the United States, the same spot it held in 2017. In 2016, it ranked 185th in England and 61st in Australia.
Little men named Beau are easy-going, friendly and lovable. They are social butterflies who get along with everyone they meet. They have wonderful imaginations and can make any activity fun and exciting.
Brooks is a captivating name of English origin that means of the brook or running water. It is a surname-turned-first name is a bonafide winner that will fit any handsome little man perfectly.
This sophisticated choice currently ranks as the 192nd most popular name for boys in the United States and has risen by 32 places since 2017.
Boys named Brooks are known to be organized, responsible, poised and self-confident. They are optimistic, expressive and well-liked by all who know them. They love to have fun and their laughs are contagious. A little boy named Brooks will spread joy and sunshine everywhere he goes.
Collin is a lilting and lovely name of Scottish and Irish origin. It is a diminutive of the name Nicholas and means pup. Colin is another variation of this name that has Greek origins and means victor. Collins is yet another charming version of this name worth considering.
Presently, Collin ranks as the 432nd most popular name for boys in the United States while the spelling Colin ranks 275th.
Boys named Collin are known to be serious-minded, responsible and stable. They have good judgment and are diplomatic and tactful when dealing with others. They are kind, patient and responsible. In short, boys with this name are going places in life.
Dawson is a name of Welsh origin that means son of David. Before the premiere of the ’90s sitcom Dawson’s Creek, this name was virtually unheard of. Thanks to the show’s dreamy main character Dawson Leery, love for this name climbed 550 spots in just one year.
Today, Dawson ranks as the 175th most popular name for boys in the United States and has risen 14 spots in popularity since 2017.
Boys named Dawson are known to be clever, inventive and reserved. They find solace in nature and love spending time in the great outdoors. They often do well in the fields of electronics, computers or mathematics.
Enzo is a captivating name of Italian origin that means ruler of the house. It is also a diminutive of the names Vicenzo and Lorenzo.
Presently, Enzo ranks as the 167th most popular name for boys in the United States and has risen 5 spots in popularity since 2017. It ranked 138th on Nameberry.com in 2017, and in 2016, it ranked within the top 20 names for boys in Spain.
Boys named Enzo are known for their desire to help others. They are pleasant to be around, easy-going and good-natured. They are gentlemen with hearts of gold that bring joy with them everywhere they go.
Ford is a name of English origin that means dweller at the ford or river crossing. While this name is sometimes used as a shortening of the names Clifford or Wilford, it is perhaps the most stunning when it stands all on its own.
Currently, Ford ranks as the 867th most popular names for boys in the United States, and ranked 213th on Nameberry.com in 2017.
Boys named Ford are known for being intellectual and studious. They love to understand how things work enjoy being challenged mentally. They learn quickly and have a gift for grasping new concepts and ideas without much effort.
Gideon is an exquisite biblical name of Hebrew origin that means hewer or great warrior. It is one of the more obscure Old Testament names, and gained recognition after actor Neil Patrick Harris selected it for his son.
Today, Gideon ranks as the 349th most popular name for boys in the United States and has risen 3 places in popularity since 2017.
Boys named Gideon are known for their idealistic, intuitive and sensitive natures. They see the good in everyone and approach life with optimism and zeal. They are often talented in the areas of art, music or drama and express themselves best through creative outlets.
Homer is a classic name of Greek origin that means promise, pledge or security. The associations this name has with the epic tales The Odyssey and The Iliad make up for any negative ones some may make between the name Homer and a certain crude cartoon father from The Simpsons.
Presently, Homer ranks as the 5,240th name for boys in the United States but has risen a very impressive 6,599 spots since 2017.
Boys named Homer are known for being versatile, quick-minded and expressive. They are good at adapting to new situations and enjoy meeting new people and adventurous experiences.
Hugo is an enchanting Latinized form of the name Hugh and means mind, intellect. This unexpected and appealing choice is currently all-the-rage in Europe and is currently topping baby naming charts in Spain, France, Sweden and the United Kingdom.
At the present time, Hugo ranks as the 386th most popular name for boys in the United States.
Boys named Hugo are known for their serious and analytical natures. They are good at making decisions and do well in the world of business. They are strong humanitarians and love to serve those less fortunate than themselves. Family is of the utmost importance to them.
Jennings is a form of the name Jenkin, a name of Flemish origin that means little John. It is a surname-turned-first name that is still virtually unheard of in the baby naming world, but it most likely won’t stay that way for long.
Presently, Jennings ranks as the 4,451st most popular name for boys in the United States but has risen a whopping 1,798 spots in use since 2017.
Boys named Jennings are known to be imaginative and creative. They are hard working and dependable and are always full of great ideas. Boys with this name can often be found playing make believe and will grow to be the dreamers and game-changers of the next generation.
Kael is a unique and stately variation of the name Cale, a designation of Hebrew origin derived from the name Caleb that means devotion to God.
Presently, the name Kael ranks as the 1,452nd most popular name for boys in the United States. Kale, Cale, and Cael are alternative spellings that may also appeal to fans of this interesting beauty.
Boys named Kael are known for being serious, stable and responsible. They are understanding, reasonable and diplomatic: three traits that make them natural leaders. They are charming, easy-going and fun to be around. Their patience and kindness make them the secret favorite of all who know them.
Lex is a ravishing diminutive of the name Alexander and means defending men. It’s trendy in a good way, effortlessly cool and far from overused.
Currently, Lex ranks as the 1,843rd most popular name for boys in the United States. This one-syllable name is one that pairs beautifully with nearly any middle and last name.
Boys named Lex are known for being fiercely independent, highly creative and filled with drive and ambition. They are clever and quick-witted and live each and every day with energy, vigor, and vitality. When they set their minds to something, it is usually pretty certain that they will be successful.
Miller is a strong and dashing English occupational name that means grinder of grain. Celeb parents love this one. It has been used by stars Stella McCartney, Teo Leoni, David Duchovny and Melissa Etheridge.
Presently, Miller ranks as the 940th most popular name for boys in the United States. It recently broke into the top 1,000 after rising 88 spots since 2017.
Boys named Miller are known for being active, restless and adventurous. They love to travel, face new challenges and enjoy new opportunities. They are capable, versatile and multi-talented. They see the world in a way few others do, giving them vision and a unique and valuable ability to change things for the better.
Morrison is a name of English origin that means son of Morris. It is a popular surname made famous by the likes of Toni, Jim, and Van, but it is seldom used as a first name, adding to its overall charm.
At the present time, Morrison ranks as the 2,885th most popular name for boys in the United States.
Boys named Morrison are known for their friendly, outgoing natures. They are spontaneous, expressive and effortlessly cool. A little one with this name will be the one making new friends every time he goes to the playground and charming perfect strangers with his winning smile.
Nixon is a name of English origin that means son of Nicholas. It is a fun, presidential choice that is totally on-trend without being overused.
Today, Nixon ranks as the 514th most popular name for boys in the United States and has risen 6 spots in popularity since last year. It may be a favorite of the future, but is still flying under the radar at the moment. Snatch it up while it’s still a rarity!
Boys name Nixon are known to be practical, analytical and logical in nature. They are patient and hard-working and excel when working on jobs of technical or mechanical natures. They are also methodical, systematic and disciplined.
Orson is a splendid name of Latin and English origin that means bear cub. It has been around since the 15th century and, while rarely used, is filled with timeless charm.
Orson currently ranks as the 4,471st most popular name for boys in the United States. This virtually unheard of stunner may be the perfect baby name that parents-to-be never knew they needed.
Boys named Orson are known to have imaginative minds and impressive work ethics. These two qualities combined make them likely to be successful writers, poets, and artists. They see the world in a way few others do and have the ability to inspire others with their wise words and unique perspectives.
Otto is a breathtaking cosmopolitan name of German origin that means wealthy. It is a sophisticated choice that belonged to the heroic and courageous father of Anne Frank.
This year, Otto broke into the top 500 names for little lads in the United States and currently ranks as the 467th most popular choice. It has risen 112 places in popularity since 2017, meaning it is likely that use of this name will continue to increase in years to come.
Little men named Otto appreciate the beauty in the world around them. They love music, art, literature and spending time outdoors. They are sensitive to the needs of others, kind of heart and spread happiness and fun wherever they go.
Penn is a comely and charismatic name of English origin that means enclosure. It is an obscure choice that is as beautiful as it is stylish.
Today, Penn ranks as the 3,934th most popular name for boys in the United States. In 2017, it ranked 572nd on Nameberry.com. This magical moniker is a one-syllable charmer sure to turn heads.
Boys named Penn love consistency and order and are known for being analytical and inquisitive. They are quiet and reserved but reveal pearls of wisdom and insight when they do speak. They pay impeccable attention to detail and every task they choose to undertake is completed with near-perfection.
Remy is a modern name of French from Latin origin that means oarsman. Also spelled Remi, this name didn’t appear on American baby name popularity charts until 2009, but its use has been rising ever since.
Currently, Remy ranks as the 411th most popular name for boys in the United States and is up 48 spots since 2017. It ranked 435th on Namberry.com in 2017 and was the 347th most popular choice for tiny chaps in England in 2016.
Young lads named Remy are known for their inquisitive and restless natures. They have a desire to uncover the mysteries of the universe and long to gain knowledge about things they don’t understand. They can often be found exploring the world around them and are ambitious in their undertakings from very young ages.
Rockwell is a ravishing name of English origin that means rock spring. This unexpected surname makes a fun and friendly first name, with the shortenings Rock or Rocky being an added bonus.
Presently, Rockwell ranks as the 3,495th most popular name for boys in the United States. It’s an edgy, largely unheard-of name choice that is sure to turn heads wherever it is spoken.
Boys named Rockwell are expressive, sensitive, idealistic and intuitive. They are generous, friendly and filled with a desire to make the world a better place. They are often talented in the fields of music and other creative arts.
Solomon is a beautiful biblical name of Hebrew origin that means peaceable or peace. It may not be a chart-topper at the moment, but this fact doesn’t make it any less gorgeous, and instead only adds to its overall appeal.
Today, Solomon ranks as the 531st most popular name for boys in the United States. In 2017, it ranked 197th on Nameberry.com.
Young men named Solomon are known to be patient, hard-working and content. They are opinionated and bold and approach life with confidence and courage. They love to serve others and often spend their time and energy contributing to and helping out with humanitarian projects. To sum things up, a little guy named Solomon is likely to share his toys without hesitation.
Thayer is a comely and rarely-used French variation of the name Taylor and means tailor. It also has Teutonic origins and means of the nation’s army.
Presently, Thayer ranks as the 5,287th most popular name for boys in the United States and ranked 612th on Nameberry.com in 2017.
Boys named Thayer are known to be tolerant, kind and ambitious. They like to be in charge and are natural leaders. They also love to travel, meet new people and see new places. Little ones named Thayer will need to be watched at all times. They are the children venturing to the furthest reaches of the playground or the grocery store whenever they manage to escape the watchful eyes of their parents.
Vaughn is a name of Celtic and Welsh origin that means small. Also spelled Vaughan, this name reached its height of popularity in 1949 when it ranked as the 349th most popular name for boys.
Today, Vaughn ranks as the 1,404th most popular choice for boys in the United States. In 2017, it ranked 227th on Nameberry.com. This name is a delightful surname-turned-first name that gives off a timeless air of class and sophistication.
Boys named Vaughn are known for their tenacity and their go-getter attitudes. They are diligent, perseverant workers who finish what they start. They are fiercely independent and like to do things their own way and in their own time.
Zeke is a darling diminutive of the biblical name Ezekiel and means God strengthens. Also spelled Zeek, it is a fun and obscure alternative to the name Zack.
Today, Zeke ranks as the 444th most popular name for boys in the United States but ranked 166th on Nameberry.com in 2017. This ultra-cool name is definitely one-of-a-kind and is ready to be assigned to a bouncing baby boy coming soon to a nursery near you.
Boys named Zeke are known to possess a rare combination of creativity and practicality. They are inventive and original and easily make friends with everyone they meet. Their pleasant dispositions are contagious and infectious.
References: Nameberry.com, BabyCenter.com, Kabalarians.com, BabyNameWizard.com