Are you going through the baby naming process and not seeing any names you’re loving? Don’t stress! Finding the perfect unique baby name isn’t always as easy as picking a fave from the most popular name list and being done with it. There are a lot of hurdles to overcome before you get there including convincing your partner that it’s the right name.

If you’re a fan of unique baby names that aren’t on any most-popular lists, then allow us to introduce you to these modern options. You may not have heard them before, but they all come with that edgy vibe that millennial parents looking for something different are sure to love.


Boys’ names

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If you like short names such as Kai, Cruz, Arlo and Ace, try:

  • Ari
  • Avis
  • Crew
  • Kael
  • Kyan
  • Neo
  • Odis
  • Taj
  • Wym

If you’re a fan of the “on”/ “en” ending, such as Jackson, Hudson, Braxton, Harrison and Mason, try:

  • Benton
  • Cayson
  • Jaylon
  • Keon
  • Maxton

If you like strong and masculine names, such as Alexander, Ethan and Angus, consider:

  • Anders
  • Atlas
  • Arden
  • Brecken
  • Bridge
  • Lathan
  • Lazarus (Lazar)
  • Magnus
  • Thaddeus
  • Roderick
  • Vaughn

If you like gender-neutral names such as Charlie, Harper and Emerson, consider:

  • Ambrose
  • Arrow
  • Emory
  • Royce
  • Zuri

Girls’ names

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If you like short names like Mia, Ava and Isla (all incredibly popular ATM), try:

  • Ina
  • Isa
  • Etna
  • Uri
  • Kaia
  • Lyra

If you like extra feminine names, such as Violet, Ariana, Grace and Jasmine, try

  • Analia
  • Ilyria
  • Grecia
  • Elora
  • Ember

If you love names that come with cute nicknames, consider:

  • Adley (Addie)
  • Aviana (Avi)
  • Bexley (Bex)
  • Oriana (Ori)

If you like the “a” ending, such as Luna, Aria and Ava, consider:

  • Britta
  • Calla
  • Dinah
  • Makena
  • Sena

If you like extra edgy names, such as Frankie, Peyton and Thea, try:

  • Delaney
  • Darby
  • Brinley
  • Greer
  • Merritt

If you like the “en” ending, such as Eden and Imogen, consider:

  • Gracen
  • Farren
  • Syden
  • Laken
  • Maren

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Born and raised in Canada, Jenna now lives in Far North Queensland with her tribe. When the mum-of-three is not writing, you can find her floating in the pool, watching princess movies, frolicking on the beach, bouncing her baby to sleep or nagging her older kids to put on their pants.

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