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McEnroe? Rebel? Check out 60 unique trending baby names

From Anemone to Zayn, these baby names, trending in 2018, are popular — but not common.
by / / Source: Nameberry.com

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Which unique baby names today are most likely to be the hits of the future? We looked at Nameberry’s statistics for the past month versus the same period a year ago and put together this list of 60 names — 25 for girls, 25 for boys, and 10 unisex — that are attracting the most fresh attention among our visitors.

These names aren't invented, of course. For the most part, they have deep roots: Number 1 girls’ name Kerani, for instance, is of Hindi origin, while top boys’ name McEnroe is a surname turned one of the hottest Scottish names for boys. Nile, most popular on the unisex list, and river-related names Galilee and Rio also appear.

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Other unusual word names finding new popularity include Taffeta, Tiara, Anemone, Puma, and Revel. Celebrity names attracting fresh attention are Petula, Stockard, Soleil, Carew, Lebron, Zayn, Kiernan, and Rebel. And ancient names being rediscovered include Pallas and Philo.

Think they're unlikely to catch on? Consider that a generation ago, such Top 50 baby names as Harper and Aiden were virtually unheard-of. If you’re looking for an uncommon name with a lot of style power right now, this list deserves your close attention.

Girls

Kerani

Taffeta

Petula

Stockard

Mardi

Gabi

Fiammetta

Samiya

Azami

Sai

Yadira

Zaina

Imani

Nava

Nazia

Adah

Lumi

Abelia

Soleil

Pallas

Tiara

Anemone

Antonella

Milla

Calpurnia

Boys

McEnroe

Belisario

Arnau

Carew

Elio

Maguire

Kylo

Misael

Desi

Lior

Zevi

Sinjin

Brogan

Lebron

Hayes

Alessio

Warrick

Garrick

Aurelio

Zayn

Sajan

Rio

Raoul

Cillian

Philo

Unisex

Nile

Fire

Shalom

Puma

Revel

Kodiak

Ezri

Kiernan

Rebel

Galilee

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