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Page 1/3. 47 Rare names and what they mean, for rare, uncommon, unusual for baby girls, listing 1-20. Here is the list of Rare names for boys.


Alverdine .. Rare feminine form of Alfred ..

Benedicta .. Rare ..
[Benedetta, Benedicte, Benedictine, Benedikta, Benedyta, .. 7 more]

Bird .. Uncommon nature name ..
[Birdey, Birdie, Byrd, Byrdie]

Brier .. Uncommon botanical name ..
[Briar]

Chrystal .. Rare variant spelling of Crystal, influenced by Greek "khrysos" meaning "gold".
[Chrystalla]

Cinderella .. Very rare.
[Cendrillon, Cenerentola, Cindie, Cindy, Ella]

Clarette .. Rare elaborated form of Clare, with the French feminine diminutive -ette ..

Cordelia .. Literary: in "King Lear" (1605), Shakespeare portrays Cordelia as a lovable, virtuous woman of rare honesty ..
[Cordelie, Cordella, Cordelle, Cordey, Cordi, .. 11 more]

Eartha .. Used by the Puritans in the 17th century, but rare since ..
[Erda, Ertha, Erthel, Herta, Hertha]

Fancy .. Can also mean an unusual idea (see Caprice) ..

Hortensia .. The English form Hortense is rare.
[Hartencia, Hartinsia, Hortencia, Hortense, Hortenspa, .. 3 more]

Jobeth .. Uncommon ..

Joby .. Unusual form of a biblical name widely used by the Puritans and their descendants til the 19th century.
[Jobey, Jobi, Jobie, Jobina, Jobyna]

Julia .. Used among the early Christians, but rare in the Middle Ages ..
[Giulia, Giuliana, Giulianna, Giulianne, Giulietta, .. 38 more]

Kasmira .. Uncommon.

Kerensa .. Unusual name mostly used in Cornwall.
[Karensa, Karenza, Kerenza]

Lenis .. Rare.
[Lene, Leneta, Lenice, Lenita, Lennice, .. 1 more]

Marjolaine .. Rare botanical name.

Melanie .. The name was uncommon until the novel "Gone With the Wind" and its character Melanie Wilkes ..
[Malaney, Malanie, Mel, Mela, Melaina, .. 25 more]

Meliora .. Unusual Roman name used by the Puritans.


Top 1000 baby names ranking of Rare names: Bird, Chrystal, Cordelia, Hortensia, Julia, Melanie

Chrystal, Cinderella, Cordelia, Eartha, Hortensia, Julia and Melanie are commonly used names, while Alverdine, Benedicta, Bird, Brier, Clarette, Fancy, Jobeth, Joby, Kasmira, Kerensa, Lenis, Marjolaine and Meliora are rare in comparison. (2000 U.S. Census)

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