If you’re a fan of the British royal family and would love to take their lead when it comes to baby names, you might have already considered George, Louis, and Archie. But if those aren’t unique enough for your little one, then perhaps you should consider Harrison, which is the second name of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s son.
German, Irish, and Dutch in origin, Ivo is “an unusual, catchy name with the energetic impact of all names ending in ‘o’,” according to Nameberry. And while it’s “hardly heard in the U.S.,” it’s apparently popular in the Netherlands and “is used a bit more frequently in England, as is the related Ivor, a favorite of such novelists as Evelyn Waugh and P.G. Wodehouse.” Is your little one a future Ivo?
If you like the name Kevin but want to give it a unique twist when it comes to naming your own baby, then try the similarly sounding Brevin. If you have a relative named Kevin, he will surely be thrilled by your choice!
Fans of Game of Thrones will recognize the name Bran as one of the lead characters from the hit HBO show. Even parents who have never seen an episode may be interested in the name, which is much less common than the traditional Bram.
Game of Thrones fans who aren’t into Bran for their sons perhaps should think about the name of the character’s family, Stark. This will also be a favorite for those who appreciate the Marvel Cinematic Universe and the superhero portrayed by Robert Downey Jr., Iron Man, aka Tony Stark.
Marvel fans will also be familiar with the name Loki, who is Thor’s tricky brother and is played by Tom Hiddleston in the film franchise. If you want your son to have a few clever qualities, then perhaps you’ll soon have your own little Loki on your hands.
Thanks to the continuing popularity of the show Stranger Things, the name Eleven will be a popular choice for parents who want something unique for their little girls in 2020. But if you’re expecting a little boy, you might want to consider the name Hopper, who is another beloved character on the popular Netflix series.
Wonder Woman 1984 is set to hit theaters in 2020 and will feature the return of actor Chris Pine, who has also appeared in films like Star Trek, A Wrinkle in Time, and Outlaw King. While Chris is a fairly common name, Pine is rather unusual if used for a first name and is a lovely nod to either the performer and/or the wonder of nature.
“Wilder is one of those popular first names derived from a surname. Famous Wilders include actor Gene Wilder, and Little House on the Praire writer Laura Ingalls Wilder,” explains Babygaga, which predicts that the name will be among the popular choices for 2020. “As a first name, Wilder is slightly literary, slightly outdoorsy and adventurous, and totally unique.”
“Gable makes a strong and unusual possibility,” according to Nameberry. It’s the surname of Gone With the Wind actor Clark Gable, but you can also take inspiration from the last names of other iconic screen stars such as Jean Harlow, Charlie Chaplin, and Marilyn Monroe.
In August 2019 — yes, in the middle of summer — singer Alanis Morissette welcomed a baby boy into the world and named him Winter Mercy. The star also has two other children, a daughter named Onyx Solace and son Ever Imre.
Not only is Morocco a North African country, but it’s also a fantastic name for a little boy. According to Nameberry, “Morocco is an attractive and rhythmic name, evocative of such fabled cities as Casablanca, Tangier and Marrakesh, in a country whose unique landscape and rich culture attracted such twentieth century writers as Tennessee Williams, Paul Bowles and William Burroughs.”
HGTV stars and real-life couple Chip and Joanna Gaines welcomed their fifth child into the world in June 2018 and decided to call him Crew. Major League Baseball star Bryce Harper opted for the same name with a slightly different spelling, going with Krew for his baby boy, who was born in August 2019.
There’s no doubt that Sebbe is an awesome name on its own and would be a wonderful choice for your baby boy. But what makes it even cooler is when you find out that it’s the Swedish form of Sebastian.
Tom Cruise will be jumping back into the cockpit as a fighter pilot for 2020’s Top Gun: Maverick, the long-awaited sequel to the original 1986 film. No doubt plenty of parents will be inspired to name their sons after the man who flies into the danger zone.
Names that start with the letter Q are relatively uncommon, which makes them a great choice for parents who are looking for something unique for their sons. If that piques your interest, then consider Quay, pronounced like “kay.”
While it’s not unusual for celebrities to choose unusual names for their children, former New Girl star Zooey Deschanel opted for something a little wild when her son was born. Opting for Charlie as a first name, she went with Wolf for a middle name, which is a pawsome choice.
If you like the idea of the name Wolf, then you might also want to think about naming your baby boy Coyote. Or maybe you’re expecting twins, in which case you can name one little guy Wolf and the other Coyote.
There are plenty of popular boy names that begin with the letter O, such as Oliver, Owen, Oscar, and Ozzy. However, if you want something a little more unique, then your son might be destined for the name Omri.
Parents who love art and would like to give their child a creative name can look to Henri Matisse for inspiration. A French artist who created bright and vibrant paintings, Matisse is a name that is just as bright and vibrant as the art it’s associated with.