Maybe you're a free spirit or maybe you just don't want your kid to share a name when they start school.
Whatever the reason, you don't want to give your baby just any name.
Here are some lovely and rare baby names that you might just fall in love with.
The adorable name Noe is a win-win: You get the awesome meaning of the more recognized name Noah, which means "rest" or "comfort," without having to worry about giving your kid a name that everyone else has.
Considering that Noah is the number one baby name for boys, the odds of your kid getting constantly mixed up with his classmates is a very real possibility, making Noe a great choice if you love the name Noah.
The origin of this gorgeous name is a bit uncertain, but one sweet explanation is that it comes from the Greek word for "honey."
The name hit its peak in the U.S. in 2009, but even then it only managed to reach number 456 on the list of top baby names for girls.
It's a familiar moniker to WWE fans: Melina Perez was a three-time Women's Champion.
The name Niko is used throughout Europe as a variation of the much more well-known name Nicholas.
While it is fairly popular overseas, in the United States this adorable moniker is pretty rare.
As fans of HBO's The Wire know, Niko is also used stateside as a nickname for Nick or Nicholas.
While many might think of this name as a name for girls, Sage is becoming increasingly popular as a gender neutral name.
So there's one huge advantage: Sage works if you're having a boy or a girl, so if you love it, it works either way.
This rare baby name is taken from a sweet herb commonly used in cooking but is also used to describe a wise person.
A popular name in Mexico, Chile, and some European countries, Renata is a rarely used name in the United States.
Its international flair makes it an intriguing choice for your baby girl.
The name comes from the Latin male name Renatus, which means "born again."
Fans of Twilight know the name; She's not in the movies, but in the books, Renata is a vampire with mind control powers.
Coming from Old English root words which roughly translate to either "rock hill" or "army hill,"
Harlow has been in use as a last name for centuries.
As a given name, it is still pretty rare, but it makes for a strong unisex choice.
As an added bonus, the name Harlow evokes the refinement of the iconic actress Jean Harlow, who starred on the silver screen in the 1920s and 1930s.
This beautiful name means "lark" in Spanish.
While Alondra is trending in Chile and Mexico, it is a rare moniker in the United States.
It almost broke into the top 100 names for baby girls in the 1990s, but has since been virtually forgotten outside of the Spanish-speaking world.
Just like the song of the lark, this name sounds quite musical and could be a good choice for you if you love to sing or want your little girl to grow up loving music.
The name Meadow has not been used as a given name for very long, but its melodic sound makes it a beautiful and unique name choice for a little girl.
Perhaps the most popular fictional Meadow is mob boss Tony Soprano's daughter in HBO's groundbreaking series The Sopranos.
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Most likely a variation of the name Darren, Darian has become a name in its own right, if a rarely used one.
Not only does it have a distinctive and distinguished sound, the name also works for both boys and girls.
But the most famous Darian in the U.S. might be Darian Stewart, a football player currently with the Denver Broncos.
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