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Underrated baby names

Kim Grundy is a mom, writer, expert laundry folder and sandwich maker, not necessarily in that order. Raised in Oklahoma, she is now a West Coast gal and lives in California with her husband and two sons, along with one dog, two fish (oo...

Unique baby names for girls and boys

Are you looking for a underrated baby name that is unique and off the radar? We have rounded up some seriously cool and underrated baby names that will have your friends envious over your unique baby name choice. Check out our list of baby girl and baby boy names that won’t be found on most popular baby name lists — which is just how we like it!

What makes a baby name underrated? First of all, you won't find these names on top baby name lists or being heard on every playground across the country. In fact, if you are looking for a unique name, check out the Social Security Administration's Top 100 baby name list to make sure your chosen name is not near the top.

Whether you are looking for a cool, preppy name or a more modern sounding name, you are sure to find the perfect moniker for your son or daughter with our baby name guide.

Prestigious baby names

Instead of picking a popular baby name like Jacob or Isabella, these preppy baby names are unique and classic — without being too “out there” or weird. They have an "upper crust" or classic and refined sound to them.

For boys, consider these cool and charming names:

  • Remington
  • Wellington
  • Asher
  • Spencer
  • Hud
  • Lon
  • Byron
  • Ryder
  • Kennedy
  • Kipling
  • Nixon
  • Penn

Check out more baby boy names here >>

For girls, these names have a preppy and Ivy-League sound to them:

  • Tinsley
  • Blair
  • Eleanor
  • Penelope
  • Paige
  • Georgina
  • Marley
  • Harlow
  • Vera
  • Blake
  • Blair
  • Delilah
  • Hazel

Check out more baby girl names here >>

Cool nature names

We love these underrated and earth-friendly baby names. Many of these names are unisex, and can work equally well for a boy or a girl. Whether you call them hippie names or eco-friendly names, we call them pretty darn cool.

  • Lark
  • Forest
  • Ridge
  • Breeze
  • Snow
  • Raven
  • Hawk
  • Falcon
  • Dove
  • Frost
  • Winter
  • Stone
  • Thorn
  • Luna
  • Venus

Check out more nature-inspired baby names here >>

Flower names for girls

We just love the feminine and delicate sound of flower baby names for girls. Most of these names are easy to spell and pronounce, as well. Check out some of our top picks:

  • Lily
  • Tulip
  • Dahlia
  • Daisy
  • Lilac
  • Poppy
  • Rose
  • Clover
  • Violet
  • Iris
  • Primrose
  • Petunia
  • Lotus
  • Zinnia

Check out more pretty baby girl names here >>

Tough guy names

These tough guy baby names for boys are strong and masculine names that will represent your son well throughout his life. As you may notice, names with an “x” or “z” in them have an instant cool and tough sound to them.

  • Jax
  • Nate
  • Stone
  • Maxim
  • Hogan
  • Steele
  • Hugo
  • Vincent
  • Jet
  • Pierc
  • Jagger
  • Zane
  • Xander
  • Paxton
  • Knox
  • Van
  • Gunner
  • Maddox
  • Dexter
  • Rex

Check out these baby boy names with serious swagger >>

Of course, some people would argue that the toughest name of all is Chuck — after Chuck Norris. After all, Chuck Norris beat the sun in a staring contest. Chuck Norris is also the reason Waldo is hiding. Superman owns a pair of Chuck Norris pajamas. (Sorry, I can’t mention his name without a few Chuck Norris jokes thrown in!)

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