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Unique baby names for 2011: Beyond Jacob and Isabella

Are you feeling uninspired in your search for a unique baby girl name or unique baby boy name? Check out some cool baby names that you may have not thought of! These names are unique, without being boring, wacky or too trendy.


Each year, the Social Security Administration releases a list of the most popular baby names of the year, taken from birth certificates in the United States. For the second year in a row, Jacob and Isabella were the top baby names of the year.

For those parents who are searching out a unique name to help their child stand out in a crowd, you should probably avoid any name that is in the top 100 baby names from the Social Security Administration.

>> Check out the most recent list –the Top 100 baby names of 2010

To help you find a cool and unique baby girl or baby boy name, we found some great names at the bottom of the list, which goes all the way to 1,000. These names are unique, without being too weird or “out there.”

Unique baby girl names

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These baby girl names are feminine, yet modern. If you have a long last name, you may want to consider a shorter or one or two syllable first name. If you have a short last name, a name with at least two syllables is a good choice.

Check out these unique names below. Click on the name for the meaning and origin.

  1. Rylee
  2. Lydia
  3. Liliana
  4. Reese
  5. Juliana
  6. Daisy
  7. Skylar
  8. Delilah
  9. Brielle
  10. Paisley
  11. Tessa
  12. Emerson
  13. Iris
  14. Giuliana
  15. Kiley
  16. Adelyn
  17. Harley
  18. Journey
  19. Laney
  20. Olive
  21. Farrah
  22. Leighton
  23. Tabitha
  24. Rylan
  25. Dania

Unique Boy names

These names are the perfect mix of cool and edgy. What is interesting to note is that many of these unique boy names are also considered last names, such as Clinton or Edison.

Check out our list of unique boy names below. Click on the name for the meaning and origin.

  1. Crew
  2. Slade
  3. Clinton
  4. Kingsley
  5. Broderick
  6. Talan
  7. Rayden
  8. Vaughn
  9. Dario
  10. Jaxen
  11. Kadyn
  12. Edison
  13. Callum
  14. Branson
  15. Blaze
  16. Sage
  17. Quinton
  18. Draven
  19. Zavier
  20. Rex
  21. Channing
  22. Blaine
  23. Iker
  24. Dayton
  25. Nico

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