Thor, Loxley, Snow and many more unusual baby names for 2017

According to research by Nameberry, 2017 is going to see the rise of some new and quirky baby names.

The list of baby names below shows which will apparently be appearing on coat-pegs and name tags of the future. Some are timeless classics, others are oldies making a comeback, and some are completely new and truly unusual. What do you make of them? Let us know your thoughts!

Alden: Relating to the actor who plans Han in Star Wars.

Amity: Meaning ‘friendly relations’

Amos: An ancient Biblical classic, similar to the recently popular Abel.

Araminta: Pretty, grand and classic, it’s the new Arabella.

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Arcadia: Meaning ‘heaven’.

Archer

Arrow

Ash

Astrid

Auden

Aviva

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Baxter: It’s being suggested that ‘Bax’ could be a nice change from ‘Max’.

Bea Beatrice or Beatrix: Names with lots of shortening options are always a great choice, and this is a classic.

Benno

Birdie

Booker: Strong name with a great cultural history.

Bowie: For the little baby star men.

Briar: Unisex and apparently Princess Aurora’s nickname in Sleeping Beauty.

Calliope: A classical Greek name.

Cassius: A classic Ancient Roman choice.

Celeste: Classic, chic and French sounding.

Clara: From the same route as Claire, but far more modern.

Clark

Corin: A Shakespearean shepherd.

Cressida: Grand old British choice, also Shakespearean.

Cyrus: From a Persian name meaning ‘far sighted.’

Daisy: Perennially classic name, works for old and young alike.

Dashiell: Pronounced ‘dash-al’, with the option for the cute nickname Dash.

Delphine: If you’re looking for an unusual floral name, Delphine is a beautiful choice.

Dylan

Echo

Eliza

Ember: Similar sound to Emma, but with a fiery modern twist.

Emilia: Another Shakespearean classic, this time from Othello.

Esme: Pronounced ‘Es-May’ is a Dutch name which means ‘esteemed’.

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Esther: Esther is a biblical name with Persian origins.

Felicity: Meaning ‘happiness’.

Felix: Meaning ‘lucky’.

Fiona: Scottish name with an illustrious heritage.

Forrest: The perfect choice for a family rooted in nature.

Frank

Frankie

Geneva: After the location in Switzerland.

Gideon: Strong Biblical boy’s name.

Goldie: Cheeky, simple and unisex.

Greer

Gus

Indigo: Unisex choice.

Ines/Inez: The Spanish version of ‘Agnes’.

Iris: Another more unusual floral choice.

Isadora

Keziah: A Biblical name

Lachlan: A Scottish favourite.

Lark

Lionel

Louise: A huge favourite in the 80’s, it’s making a comeback.

Loxley

Loyal

Lucian

Lula

Lux

Marguerite: A great alternative to Margot, which is also extremely popular.

McCoy

Mirabelle

Monty: An old-fashioned British classic.

Osiris: Taken from Egyptian mythology.

Otis

Otto: A German name meaning wealth and fortune.

Ozzie

Pearl: A super popular middle name, this year’s equivalent of ‘May’

Persephone

Posey: Another great option if you’re keen on unusual flower names.

Quincy

Ray

Remy: French, meaning ‘oarsman’.

Reuben: A steadily popular biblical favourite

Rosamund

Ruth: Once an older name, now being invented as a classic.

Sadie: The fastest-rising girl name on naming site Nameberry, Sadie is the next Sophie.

Sage

Sasha: Often used for girls, but also a brilliant boy’s name.

Saskia: A quirky Dutch choice.

Snow

Soleil: French for the sun.

Sybil

Sylvie

Tallulah

Thea: Meaning ‘godly’.

Thor: Presumably a strong choice for comic book fans.

Vera

Wilder

Winnie

Winston

Yara: Spanish favourite slowly being discovered by the wider world, popularised by Yara
Greyjoy of Game of Thrones fame.

Zelda: Popularised by the revisiting of the life of Zelda Fitzgerald.

What do you think? Will any of these be making an appearance on your list of possible baby names for 2017?

Source: metro.co.uk




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