As parents, choosing the right name for your little one is perhaps one of the earliest and most significant tasks you will ever have. Picking out beloved, popular, classic baby names are wonderful indeed. They have an irresistible charm, and your baby would be blessed to carry these names. However, there is that tiny snag that they may hit as they go to school and maybe encounter a couple or more other kids that share the same name!
That is why choosing weird names for your little one definitely has a certain magic that can’t be denied — and is truly hard to resist. And when we say weird names, we mean it in the most positive and beautiful of ways. We’re talking about names that are unusual, uncommon, and rare. Names that are unique, with interesting meanings behind them.
We’ve gathered together 69 weird names for your baby boy and the incredible meaning behind each one, every one of them. Let your bundle of joy make a mark with a rare, unique name all his own.
Weird Boy Names And Their Meanings
Check out our list of 69 weird names for boys that are definitely rare, unusual, and with a unique and undeniable charm all their own.
Abner is an uncommon baby boy name with incredible meaning. This moniker of Hebrew origin carries the meaning of “the father of light.” The name is comprised of two Hebrew terms: “ahv” meaning “father” and “ner” meaning “enlightenment.”
When it comes to unusual, weird names for boys, one that has an immensely cool vibe to it is Ajax. This name comes from Greek mythology, and it means “of the earth.” The name Ajax is found in Homer’s Iliad as the name of a heroic character who is also known as “Ajax the Great.” Pretty cool.
Of unusual, weird names for baby boys, Aleric is one moniker that has a stately elegance to it. This name hails from Old German and holds the meaning of “noble ruler.”
For a name that is both weird and romantic, check out the name Amor. This is said to be a variation of the name “Amory,” and it is also the Latin moniker of the Roman god more popularly known as “Cupid.” In Portuguese and Spanish, Amor has the meaning of “love.”
For an uncommon, weird name that has a studious, educated flair about it, the name Atlas is a good contender. Atlas is a Greek moniker that means “to carry” and represents the strength of much significance.
Axel is one uncommon and weird name that would be great for parents who are passionate about a peaceful future. This name carries the meaning of “father of peace.”
If you quite like the names “Ashton” or “Austin” but are leaning towards weird names for your baby boy, take a gander at the name Axton. This English name sounds similar to the more conventional choices, but the letter “X’ in spelling and the strong meaning of “sword stone” make it unusual.
For those who fancy the beloved name “Aiden” but would like something more uncommon, Aydin is a name that may be just what you are looking for. Aydin is a name of Turkish roots, and with its lovely meaning of “enlightened,” “clear,” and “bright,” this moniker is a rare gem indeed.
The name Barak has certainly become more popular because of former US president Barack Obama, but it can’t be denied that it’s still an unusual name. Barak means “lightning,” and this Arabic moniker with Hebrew roots is definitely striking.
For weird names with an exotic, royal charm, check out the name Basil. This moniker has the meaning of “brave” and “royal” and comes from “Vassilios,” a Greek name. In Arabic, Basil’s short-form “Bas” is said to mean “fearless.”
Are any car lovers out there looking for weird names for your baby boys? The name Bentlee may be right up your alley. It has the uncommon meaning of “meadow with coarse grass” and sounds very automobile-inclined too. Spelling variations include “Bently,” “Bentlie,” and of course, “Bentley.”
And now, here’s an uncommon, weird name that bookworm parents can definitely consider. Booker is a moniker that originally was given as a last name to scribes or bookbinders. It is a name that is said to symbolize tenacity and hope when faced with discrimination. Booker is likewise associated with the prestigious literary award known as the Booker Prize.
Boone is a name that fans of the series “Lost” may know because of Ian Somerhalder’s character, but it’s still quite an unusual name. It is a French moniker that has the meaning of “blessing” and “good.”
When looking at weird names for your fiery, headstrong little one, a good choice would be Brantley. This name has strong meaning of “fiery torch” as well as “sword,” which will be quite fitting when he goes through those tantrum-filled stages!
A derivative of the already quite uncommon name “Bruno” is the more uncommon name, Bruin. This name is Scandinavian / German in origin and has the equally uncommon meaning of “bear” and “brown.”
For those who adore the name “Nicholas” but are leaning more towards weird names for your baby boy, Colson is a good bet. This name has the uplifting, winning meaning of “people of victory.”
For weird names that also have a historical and literary background, Cornelius would be a good option. This Latin name has the meaning of “horn,” and prominent historical figures sharing the name include Cornelius the Centurion and Cornelius Vanderbilt. In the literary world, there’s A Tree Grows In Brooklyn’s Cornelius “Neeley” Nolan, and of course Harry Potter’s Cornelius Fudge.
If you’re thinking of weird names with an out-of-this-world, astronomical vibe about them, take a look at the name Cosmo. This name of British and Italian roots is pronounced “Koz-mo,” and it has the meaning of “decency,” “order,” and “beauty.” It’s derived from “Kosmos,” a Greek name that has a galactic charm.
If you are on the hunt for weird names for baby boys that have a hip, trendy air about them, a cool choice would be Crew. This is actually a Latin name and formerly a Welsh surname, and in Latin, it means “chariot.” It’s also a term that’s been coined more recently to describe one’s set of friends.
Are you looking for weird names with an exotic appeal to them? The name Darwin is of African roots, and this rare name has the beautiful meaning of “happiness,” making it a great rare moniker for your bundle of joy.
Weird names need not always be long and complex. Names can be short and simple too, just like Dex. Dex is a simple, strong moniker of Latin origin that has the meaning of “dexterous” and “skillful.”
Some lovely, unusual names can be found in the Bible. One such name is Enoch, which in the Bible was the name of Cain’s eldest son. Enoch originated from Hebrew and holds the faithful meaning of “the dedicated one.”
Still on the hunt for weird names for baby boys that have a literary background? Check out the name Eustace. This English moniker is of Greek roots and carries with it the meaning of “fecund,” “fruitful,” and “he who is well-developed.” It is also the name of a well-known character in The Chronicles Of Narnia series.
An unusual, weird name for boys that has a certain charm to it is the name, Faron. This French and English moniker is said to have come from the male name “Fairmont,” and it has the intriguing meaning of “handsome servant.”
When it comes to uncommon, weird names that at the same time have a modern and cool vibe, an excellent option is a name Foster. This name is English in origin and was actually once an occupational name that has the meaning of “forest guardian.”
If you find yourself liking the thought of weird names for boys that have an old-fashioned, graceful flair to them, then consider the name Gatlin. This elegant name is said to have been derived from “gaedeling,” which is an Old English word, as well as “gateling,” which is Old High German.
For every parent, there is nothing more valuable and more precious, and nothing that shines brighter, more than your little one. So why not consider the name Golden? This rare, weird name symbolizes authenticity and honesty, and it’s a moniker that will definitely give your baby boy an extra dazzle and glow.
For weird names that are more color-themed, take a look at the name Grey. This moniker may seem familiar because of the show “Grey’s Anatomy,” but it is still quite unusual as the first name for boys — not to mention very cool.
Craving for more uncommon, weird names that are short and impactful? The guy is a good one to consider. This French moniker is said to mean “guide” or “to lead.” This name comes from the Hebrew “goy” and has the meaning of “valley” in Hebrew as well as “life” in Latin.
When it comes to weird names with an undeniably roguish charm to them, a great pick would be Huntley. This name certainly sounds cool, and this habitational moniker carries with it the cool meaning of “hunter” or “the hunt field.”
“Cash” is already quite the weird and unusual name, but you know what’s even more so? Kash! When replacing the “C” with the more uncommon “K,” the name, which also means money, becomes even more uncommon too.
Yet another of those weird names that sound totally cool is the name Kenzo. This name is Japanese in origin and has the positively uplifting meaning of “healthy and wise.”
Kester is a name for baby boys that is unusual, and what makes it even more unusual is its various meanings. This Greek moniker is said to mean “carrier of Christ”; however, in Latin and in English, Kester is said to mean “from the Roman camp.”
What better choice from the weird names for baby boys to give your little one who rules over your heart than the name King? The name King is derived from the Old English term that has the meaning of “tribal leader.”
Fancy unusual, weird names for your baby boy that are mono-syllabic and effortlessly cool? Check out the name Knox. This super cool moniker carries with it the meaning of “round hill,” and it was given by Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt as a name for their son.
So, you like the name “Kyle” but would prefer something more uncommon? Why not go for the name Kylen instead? This name is said to mean “straight” and “narrow” and is a great choice for your baby boy whom you know will grow up to be a truly good man.
Though very common as a term for a body of water, Lake is surprisingly uncommon as a name. This rare moniker follows the flow of water monikers like “Ocean,” “River,” “Bay,” and “Brook.” Lake conjures feelings of tranquility, peace, and serenity and is a good option for parents who are very much nature lovers.
You know your baby boy is a natural leader, and you would like to find weird names for baby boys that perfectly reflect that. How about Landry? This rare name is of Anglo-Saxon roots and has the meaning of “ruler.”
For rare, weird names that have a quiet strength and authority about them, take a peek at the name Ledger. This name is of English roots, and it is said to carry with it the meaning of “spear tribe.” Ledger is said to be a twist on “Leodegar,” which is a Germanic name comprised of two elements that have the meaning of “people” as well as “spear.”
When it comes to weird names that have a touch of stateliness and rustic elegance, a good pick would be Lockwood. This name has the meaning of “forest near a fortified place,” and it is derived from the Anglo-Sxon word “loc,” meaning “enclosure,” and the Middle English word “wald,” meaning “forest.”
Are you on the hunt for mono-syllabic weird names for baby boys that have a lyrical allure to them? The name Lyle is a good one to consider. This name is of English origin, and it is said to have the meaning of “the island.”
If you are on the lookout for unusual, weird names befitting your little son, who is your major love and joy, then an awesome name to think about is Major. This Latin moniker carries the meaning of “greater” as well as “military rank” and is a wonderful, unique pick for your greatest happiness.
Your baby boy who will grow up proud to be his true, genuine self deserves an uncommon name that reflects that. Maverick is a name of American roots that has the beautiful meaning of “non-conformist” and “independent.”
Still, on the course of rare, weird names for baby boys that are fit for your greatest love, take a look at the name Maxton. This English moniker is of Latin roots and holds the poignant meaning of “greatest.” Great nicknames for this include “Max,” “Mack,” and “Mac.”
Another name with one syllable that certainly has unique energy flowing through it is the name the Nile. This Greek name is said to have the meaning of “champion” and “river valley.” The river Nile is considered a truly magnificent gift given to the people of Egypt.
Your newborn baby boy brings with him the promise and wonder of new beginnings and a wonderfully weird and rare name that truly captures that is Nova. This Latin moniker holds the meaning of “new” and can be given to both boys and girls.
If you are searching for weird names for your baby that have an old-time charm to them, one you may want to consider is the name, Ogden. This name is English in origin, and it is said to carry the meaning of “from the Oak Valley.”
As you look at unique and weird names for your precious little gem of a baby boy, you may want to think about the name Onyx. Onyx is an Aboriginal moniker referring to a “precious black gemstone.” This name is Greek in origin, and Onyx in Greek originally meant “claw” and “nail.”
If your heart is set on rare and weird names that have a very distinct, old-fashioned charm, then a good bet would be Otto. The name Otto is of German roots and was popular many, many, many years ago. Now a very uncommon name, Otto means “wealthy.”
As you search for rare, weird names that would perfectly reflect how special your little one truly is, one that truly stands out is the name Phoenix. This name is Greek in origin and has the meaning of “dark red.” A Phoenix is also a mythical bird that majestically rises from its ashes.
Though the name has a very famous namesake in music legend Quincy Jones, the name Quincy is quite rarely used and is a very appealing unusual name. This moniker is of Old French roots and carries the meaning of “estate of the fifth son.”
If you are on the lookout for unique and weird names that have a modern, spunky flair to them, an awesome choice would be the name Rebel. This name is cool and gutsy and is a perfect pick for your baby boy who will grow up not afraid to be who he is and not conform to society.
A sweet little name that is unusual and very appealing is the name, Rocco. And with a meaning like “rest,” this moniker may hopefully be a good indicator that your baby boy is going to be a good sleeper and let Mommy and Daddy sleep, too.
You are sure that your baby boy will grow up ruling life and ruling the world in his own way and are looking for rare, weird names that will signify that. How about the name Ronin? This name of German roots has the strong meaning of “well-advised ruler.”
Are uncommon, weird names that reflect abundance and royalty what you are searching for as you look for names for your baby boy? Consider the name Royce. This name that is of English roots carries the meaning of “son of the king,” and it is a name that truly represents lavish extravagance.
Another name that is unusual and is all about extravagance and abundance is the name, Ryker. This enigmatic name of German roots is said to carry with it the meaning of “rich.”
If you are nature lovers and want more uncommon, weird names that reflect a love for the outdoors, consider the name Silas. This name is of Latin origin and is said to have the meaning of “wood,” “forest,” and “of the forest.”
Talon is a unique name that connotes a cunning, sharp mind and a fierce, strong nature. This moniker is English in origin, and as you may have guessed, Talon is based on the large claw of a bird of prey.
Your little boy will grow up to be strong and courageous and magnificent and of remarkable character. An excellent name that reflects that is Titan. This rare, weird name shines with its connection to Greek mythology and holds the meaning of “defender.”
Of all the unusual, weird names for baby boys, one that definitely catches the attention with its unique spelling and gentle, graceful nature is Tzvi. In Hebrew, this very unusual name is said to carry the meaning of “gazelle.”
When checking out uncommon, weird names for your baby boy, one that exudes a rouge, irresistible allure is the name, Viggo. This moniker comes from “Vigge,” which is an Old Norse name, or “Ludvig,” which is a German name. Viggo has the majestic meaning of “war-like” and “battle.”
One-syllable rare and weird names really have a certain undeniable appeal, and the name Wadd is no exception. This name of Malay or Arabic origin holds the incredibly beautiful meaning of “beloved,” and it is truly a wonderfully different moniker you can choose for your beloved little one.
Are you hunting down unusual, weird names that are super cool and super smooth? Consider the name Wesson, which just rolls suavely off the tongue. This name is a variation of “Weston,” which has the meaning of “from the Western town.”
Speaking of unusual, weird names that are super cool, one that totally tops the list would be the name, Wilder. Wilder is an English moniker that is said to not really have a solidified definition per se, but the inclusion of “wild” in it makes it a truly appealing and charming pick for baby boys.
Still proving that mono-syllabic unusual and weird names are very, very charming and appealing is the name, Wolf. This name is a strong, fierce, and roguishly enigmatic moniker that honors an animal prominent in many myths and legends.
Fancy weird names that are very short and very charming? You should totally check out Yad. This name of Lebanese roots is in reference to the precious stone known as jade. Had likewise has Kurdish roots, in which it has the meaning of “remembrance.” An unforgettable name, indeed.
When it comes to very short and very cool weird names, a great choice would be the name Zen. This unique name is Japanese in origin and is a form of Buddhism that places value on intuition, medication, and altruism. It’s a rare name that is perfect for a super chill little man.
When it comes to choosing the right name for your little one, don’t be afraid to color outside the lines. Creativity is a wonderful, beautiful thing. These weird names with great meanings will help your child create an impact in the world.