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What does Unique mean?

Unique Pronunciation of Unique [unique] as a girls' name is pronounced yoo-NEEK. It is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Unique is "only one". Use of the English word as a given name may be influenced by its similarity to Monique.


Unique has 1 variant: Uniqua.

Creative forms:
(female) Ulique, Unika, ..

(male) Unike, Uniugo, ..

Middle name pairings:
Unique Drew (U.D.), ..

How popular is Unique?

Unique is an uncommon first name for women. Unique is also a unique last name for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

Unique was first listed in 1980-1989 and reached its highest rank of #788 in the U.S. in 1996, and is at #1583 presently. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Unique name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Unique outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with its variant form and related girl names. Popular varying forms of Unique (#1583 a year ago) are Monique (#1975 a year ago) and Uniqua. Adoption of these forms of Unique was at its apex in the 1980s (usage of 0.1%) and has become significantly lower since.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Unique, Monique, Uniqua in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Monique outside U.S.

Similar Names

Unique is pronounced similarly to Anique. Other suggested similar names are Danique, Ebonique, Eroique (see Eroica), Jacque, Janique, Jeanique, Jonique, Ranique, Shanique, Tonique, Udile, Undene, Undine, Unice, Uniss, Unita, Unite, Unitey and Unity. These names tend to be more commonly used than Unique.

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