Quirky Baby Names

by | January 12, 2018

When it comes to naming babies, these days there are no rules.

Your baby’s name could be an everyday word, it could be a mashup of both parents’ names, or it could be completely made up. Spell it however you like, make it unique, make your baby’s name their own.

One of these quirky names may be just what you’re looking for, or they might just give you inspiration to create a brand new unusual name unique to your baby.

Draven – The name Draven is the Scottish-Gaelic form of the name Douglas meaning “from the dark waters”. It gained popularity in the 90s after the movie ‘The Crow’ was released, but has since become more rare.

Chandra – Meaning “moon” in Sanskrit, this name is perfect for a night owl baby girl. It can also be changed slightly to become the masculine version, Chander. Easy to pronounce and spell, this is a wonderfully quirky name.

Riasha – This beautiful name is incredibly rare, but it is easy to pronounce and spell. It is a wry feminine name and perfect for little girls, but also ages well.

Jarren – This name is of Israeli origin meaning “cry of rejoicing”. It’s an alternate spelling of Jaron. This name is a great twist on a usual name, but still close enough that people won’t struggle to spell it.

Oleander – Oleander takes it’s name from a small evergreen shrub with red, white, or pink flowers. It is such a sweet, artsy sounding name, you would never guess that the shrub is actually one of the most poisonous plants on earth. Perfect for a mysterious little girl.

Brenn – A name of Irish origin meaning “prince”. This name is a unique twist on the Irish boy’s name Brendan, but can also be used for a little girl. It has dropped in popularity in recent years, but is a sweet, simple name.

Onyx – From Greek origin meaning “claw” or “fingernail”, it is actually the name of a gemstone. This name is fun and quirky, but also short and sweet. It can be used for either a boy or girl.

Yale – Although most commonly known as the university, this name actually has both English and Welsh origins. The English origin means “sloped land” and the Welsh origin means “high lands”. Perfect for a dreamer with big hopes. It can be used for either a girl or a boy.

Still looking for a baby name? Check out our other lists like The Best Names For 2018 Babies and Dapper Baby Boy Names For Your Little Gentleman.


I’m a first time mama living in beautiful Adelaide, South Australia. When I’m not at home enjoying the company of my partner, our gorgeous baby boy, and our five rescue cats I love to spend my time walking along our local beaches and trying new foods from the growing number of vegan eateries in our city. I’m proud to be a foster carer for my local animal rescue; I believe that saving one animal may not change the world, but it will change the world for that animal! Follow me on Instagram for Cats, baby, beaches, and tasty vegan food.


One Response to “Quirky Baby Names”

  1. Cody Mulkin
    March 10th, 2018 @ 1:19 pm

    what a great piece

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