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Obscure names for baby boys, related also with unknown, with 133 entries. Obscure names run the range of being unique and unusual to bordering somewhat on the inappropriate. Choosing an obscure name might be a question of picking a low-ranking name on the yearly popularity charts, like Algernon – Though not within the top one thousand names from the years 1900 to 2015, the name is widely-known as the main character in Oscar Wilde’s literary classic The Importance of Being Earnest. In addition, given what might be obscure in the English-speaking world could be in common usage for another country or culture, some parents head directly to another language for something unique.

Obscure names are very popular baby names for boys. The names rose in popularity from the 1950s up to the 1980s. At the height of their usage in 1984, 4.903% of baby boys were given Obscure names. There were 23 Obscure names ranked within the top 1000 baby names then. Obscure names have since experienced a decline in frequency. In 2017, 26 Obscure names listed among the top 1000, with a combined usage of 3.138%. Within all Obscure names, the English Anthony was the most commonly used, with a ranking of #32 and a usage of 0.4483%.


Aaronenlightened; mountain of strength, ... largely used in the English, German, ... Its ranking then was #30 ...

Abelbreath, vapor; son; noble strength ... used predominantly in the English, ... contraction of Abelard ...

Aeginorigin is unknown ... variant form of Aigin ... unusual as a baby boy name ... not ranked within the top 1000 ...

Agerepresentative of ancestors ... origin is Old Norse and Unknown ... derivative of Aage ...

Aiganorigin is unknown ... variant form of Aigin ... seldom used as a baby name for boys ...

Aigenorigin is unknown ... variant of Aigin ... not commonly used as a baby boy name ...

Aiginof unknown origin ... not popular as a baby name for boys ... not in the top 1000 names ...

Amarioneternal ... language of origin is Hebrew and Unknown ... predominantly used in the English language ...

Amonthe hidden one ... has its origins in the Egyptian language and ... The meaning of the name is obscure ...

Amyasfriendship; beloved ... largely used in the English language and ... The name is of obscure origin ...

Andrinhas its origins in the Germanic language ... used largely in German and Rhaeto-Romanic ...

Ankerharvest worker; eagle man; anchor; ... mainly used in Scandinavian, and it is ... variant form of Anchor ...

Anthonypriceless, inestimable ... largely used in the English language ... first name is from the Roman family name ...

Arberorigin, as well as its use, is in the Albanian ... first name is of obscure origin; it could be ...

Arthurstone, bear; thor, the eagle ... used predominantly in the English and ... could also be Germanic in origin ...

Azadfree, born free ... has its origins in the Turkish language ... actual origin of the name is obscure; it ...

Azemmainly used in the Albanian and Slavic ... not regularly used as a baby name for ...

Barrettdispute, argument; brave as a bear; ... used predominantly in the English ... variant of Bernard ...

Bechirintelligent and discerning ... of Turkish and Unknown origin ... used mainly in Arabic ... variation of Basir ...

Bélainner part, within; white; distinguished ... used chiefly in the Hungarian language and it ...

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