Looking for a unique baby name not many other people have?
Choosing a baby name is a task and a half. Not only does it have to be something you and your partner like (and will continue to like for the rest of your lives, no pressure), but it also preferably won’t be a name that every other child born in the same year has. We all remember having five Jessicas in class during the ’90s, right?
Some people like to channel the most popular baby names list for inspiration, but if you’re at the other end of the scale and would rather pick something totally unique for your little one, then keep scrolling.
As the Office for National Statistics releases the most up-to-date baby naming data, for children born in 2020 in England and Wales, we’ve skipped past all the monikers at the top of the list, and instead are focussing our attention on those nearer the bottom. The ONS only records names given to a minimum of three babies each year, and in 2020 there were just over 3,000 baby names this rare.
Want to find the best of the bunch? We’ve combed through and picked out 26 rare baby boy names, and 26 unusual baby girl names – one for each letter of the alphabet – to get your creativity flowing. Some are unique due to their spelling, and some you just simply won’t have heard of before. But hopefully there’ll be something in there to provide inspiration for your future child…
Rarest baby girls names in the UK:
Rarest baby boys names in the UK:
Would you pick any of these names for your little one?