Rare Baby Boy Names and Their Meanings

Aarav (ah-RAHVis of Hindi origin and means “peaceful.” It is the most popular name in India, but in the U.S., it isn’t popular at all.

Bjorn (BYORNis of Swedish origin and means “bear.” If you do pick this as your baby’s name, you can carry your baby Bjorn in a Baby Bjorn. (Haha, get it?)

The names Caspian comes from the “Caspian Sea.” This name is hardly ever used in the United States.

Cato is of Latin origin and means “all-knowing.”

Coen is of Dutch origin and means “bold advisor.” This name can also be spelled “Koen,” and is popular in the Netherlands.

Dean is an English name that means “church official.” Dean is becoming more popular, but it is still uncommon to come across a Dean.

Duke is of English origin and is a very noble name.

Edmond is of Dutch origin and means “wealthy protector.”

Ellis is of Welsh origin and means “benevolent.”

Emerson is of German origin and means “son of Emery.” This unisex name is becoming more popular as a girls’ name, but still pretty uncommon for a boy.

Fin means “fair or white,” and is of Irish origin.

The name Gray comes from the color gray and means “the son of the bailiff.”

The name Night comes from the director M. Night Shyamalan. This name is definitley for you if you are dark & mysterious.

Jasper is of Persian origin and means “bringer of treasure.”

Koa is a Hawaiian name meaning “warrior.” Koa is also a name of a native tree in Hawaii.

Levi is a Jewish name and means “joined, attached.”


The name Walt is a diminutive of “Walter” and is of German origin. Walt means “army ruler.”

Wells is a very rare name and means “spring.”

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