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17 Of The Unusual Baby Names Destined To Become Popular

What is it about a baby name that makes it such a controversial topic? Parents end up arguing and debating their choices for weeks on end. A name is more than just an identification symbol for a child. It represents their character and in so many cases ends up becoming a defining factor for the child. It is thus a vital decision and explains why parents take it so seriously. Recently, there has been a slow shift towards more unusual names. As parents become bolder, they are gradually moving towards names that they wouldn't have dreamt of earlier. If you're expecting a child, we have just the thing for you. Below we've got a list of 17 most unusual baby names for your child, which are on the verge of becoming popular.

Unusual Baby Names

1

Lazarus

Lazarus
is famous as the only person whom Jesus had raised from the dead, as
recorded in the Bible. This name was popular in past centuries and is
slowly becoming a cool retro name and works wonders for a little boy. 

2

Clover

A
four leaf clover has been a symbol of luck to the Irish for
centuries. It is also associated with the country through the
shamrock symbol. Clover makes a great name for a young girl. 

3

Snow

Fans of Game
of Thrones
 will already be familiar with this name. Jon Snow is
one of the protagonists and is often at the center of the show's plot
twists. Even though Snow is the surname of John, he is generally
associated with Snow not John. And Snow will do just fine for a
little boy or girl. 

4

Atlas

Just like Lazarus, Atlas is a name steeped in history. In Greek mythology, Atlas was a God who was charged with holding up the sky. These ancient names are slowly making their way back to the top of the naming charts.

5

Bellamy

Bellamy
was a popular name in the late 80s and earlier 90s, but it's
popularity fell away after that. Over the last year, it has slowly
risen to the top once again. Bellamy is derived from French and means
fair and beautiful friends. 

6

Indigo

Names
associated with colors are slowly becoming more popular. Indigo is
commonly associated with a shade of blue that is dark and rich. While
it is considered mainly masculine, it can also be considered for a
baby girl.

7

Nero

Nero
is derived from ancient Rome. A Roman ruler was perhaps the most
famous bearer of this name. It's a male name meaning vigorous and
strong.

8

Athena

Athena is another name derived from ancient Greek mythology. Athena was the daughter of Zeus and was famous as the Goddess of wisdom. This makes it the perfect name for little girl.

9

Florence

Florence
is a name that is slowly rising in popularity and should return to
the top of the baby name charts. It is associated with the capital
city of Tuscany which shares the name. Florence Nightingale is
perhaps the most famous bearer of this name. 

10

Sawyer

This
name was made famous by Mark Twain in his book The Adventures of
Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn
. Sawyer is slowly rising to
prominence once again. It is a perfect name for a mischievous little
boy.

11

Cyra

Cyra
is derived from Persian and is considered the female equivalent of
Cyrus. It can be pronounced See–Ra or Ky–Ra, depending on the
parent's view, and will work well for a baby girl.

12

Betty

Betty
is derived from Greek and means the oath of God. Betty was popular a
few decades ago with some famous cartoons and comic characters
influencing its popularity. It is now on the rise once again.

13

Breccan

Breccan
is a name that has been common in mythology and fiction. Spelling
variations include Breckin and Brecken.

14

Rogue

Rogue
is a great name for a boy or a girl. It is an unusual name that is
gaining popularity quickly. The X-Men character Rogue is perhaps
the most famous bearer of the name.

15

Lux

Lux
will make a great name for a girl. It has gained popularity thanks to
a character in the popular game, League Of Legends. There are a few
other literary characters that also bear the name.

16

Coral

Coral
was made popular by the Victorians during the rush for jewel inspired
names. Coral is a name traditionally used for girls but can also be
used for boys.

17

Waverly

Waverly
is the name of a city as well as an old English name. It was a
traditional name that is slowly gaining popularity once again.
Waverly is name suited to boys.

Whether
you're looking for a name with a strong history, a great meaning or
just something out of the ordinary, we hope this list has given you a
few Ideas. What is your favorite baby name?

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