Here are 15 unusual baby names for boys including their origins and meanings. Read about the celebrities and pop culture references to these names as well!

1. CrispinBaby boy(109012)Credit: idahoeditor from

Origin: Latin

Meaning: curly-haired

Similar names: Crispian, Krispin, Crisspin

Famous people named Crispin:

  • Crispin Glover, actor
  • Crispin Bonham-Carter, actor
  • St. Crispin, patron saint of shoemakers

Fictional characters with the name:

  • Shakespeare mentions Crispin in his writing as Henry V fought a battle on the patron’s day
  • The wizard owner of several sphinxes in the Harry Potter series was also named Crispin


2. Vaughan

Origin: Welsh

Meaning: small

Similar names: Vaughn, Vaughen

Famous people named Vaughan:

  • Vaughan Johnson, Australian politician
  • Ralph Vaughan Williams, composer


3. StantonBaby Boy(109009)Credit: Michael Haire from

Origin: English

Meaning: stony town

Similar names: Stanten, Stantan

Famous people called Stanton:

  • Stanton Macdonald-Wright, artist


4. Kit

Origin: Latin

Meaning: follower of Christ

Similar names: Kitt

Famous people with the name:

  • Kit Carson, frontiersman
  • Kit Culkin, actor
  • Kit, son of Jodie Foster

Fictional characters:

  • Kitt, an acronym for Knight Industries Two Thousand is a 1982 Pontiac Trans Am from the original Knight Rider television series


5. Raoul

Origin: French

Meaning: wolf-counsel

Similar names: Raol, Raul, Roul

Famous people with the name:

  • Raoul Dufy, painter

Fictional characters with the name:

  • In The Phantom of the Opera, Raoul was the name of Christine’s lover


6. BreccanBaby feet(109013)Credit: idahoeditor from

Origin: Irish

Meaning: freckled

Similar names: Brecon, Breckin

Famous people:

  • Breckin Mayer, actor                                                                           

Fictional characters with the name:

  • St. Breccan, from the Isle of Aran



7. Griffith

Origin: Welsh

Meaning: strong fighter

Used as a common surname, Griffith has since surfaced as a first name in some English countries.

Similar names: Griffin, Griffeth, Griffyth


  • Andy Griffith, actor
  • Melanie Griffith, actress


8. Lorcan

Origin: Irish

Meaning: little, fierce

Similar names: Lorkan

Famous people with the name:

  • Lorcan, Grandfather of King Brian Boru of Ireland
  • Lorcan O’Toole, patron saint of Dublin

Fictional characters with the name:

  • Son of Luna Lovegood in the Harry Potter series


9. AzaiahBaby(109014)Credit: Melissa Nicklen

Origin: Hebrew

Meaning: my strength is Yahweh

Similar names: Aziah

Famous people with the name:

  • Companion of Daniel in the Bible


10. Orson

Origin: Latin and English

Meaning: bear cub

Similar names: Orsen, Orsin

Famous people with the name:

  • George Orson Welles, author and actor

Fictional characters with the name:

  • In the Desperate Housewives television series, there is a character called Orson Hodge


11. Piers

Origin: Greek

Meaning: rock

Similar names: Pearce, Pierce, Piersson

Famous people with the name:

  • Piers Anthony, author
  • Piers Morgan, journalist

Fictional characters with the name:

  • Another name with a Harry Potter reference, Piers Polkiss is Dudley Vernon’s best friend in the series


12. Stellan

Origin: Swedish

Meaning: calm

Similar names: Stelan, Stellen

Celebrities called Stellen:

  • Stellan Skarsgard, actor


13. ZekePregnancy(109011)Credit: Merelize from

Origin: Hebrew

Meaning: God will strengthen

Similar names: Zeek, Zecharia

Fictional characters with the name:

  • The lion from The Wizard of Oz (1939)was named Zeke
  • Main character from the television series Zeke and Luther
  • Television cartoon character from Zoids


14. Auron

Origin: Hebrew

Meaning: mountain of strength

Similar names: Aaron, Arun, Aeran, Aeron, Aeryn

Fictional characters with the name:

  • Reserved character from Final Fantasy X and Final Fantasy X Part 2

15. Tobias

Origin: Hebrew

Meaning: God is good

Similar names: Toby, Thobey, Thobie, Thoby, Tobe, Tobiah, Tobia

Famous people named Tobias:

  • Tobias Mayer, astronomer
  • Johann Tobias Mayer, physicist

Fictional characters called Tobias:

  • Tobias Funke from Arrested Development (2003)
  • Animorphs character