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From Hendrix to Forest, these are the rarest baby names in the UK


IF you’re expecting and want to give your child a truly unique name, take a browse through the rarest names in the UK for inspiration. 

Parents are turning to popular culture – such as Game of Thrones – or even unusual spellings to make sure their child stands out from the crowd. 

If you really want to give your child a one of a kind name, take a peek through a list of the rarest in the UK

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If you really want to give your child a one of a kind name, take a peek through a list of the rarest in the UKCredit: Getty – Contributor

But if you really want to give your kids a moniker which sets them apart, try one of these names. 

While a list of the most popular baby names in the UK is released each year – with Oliver and Olivia in the top spots – here’s a selection of the rarest names for boys and girls. 

Your child is almost guaranteed to be the only one in their class with these names, revealed using data from 2018, the last year stats are available. 

In that year there were 3,000 names which were so rare, they were only given to three babies each, Cosmopolitan reported. 

Rarest girls’ names in the UK

  • Aubriella
  • Brienna
  • Cadie
  • Demetria
  • Edwina
  • Forest
  • Gessica
  • Hendrix
  • Indra
  • Juna
  • Kensa
  • Lissy
  • Maura
  • Nessa
  • Orchid
  • Petal
  • Quynn
  • Rosabel
  • Sawyer
  • Tansy
  • Uzma
  • Verona
  • Waverly
  • Xiomara
  • Yanna
  • Zyla

They rounded up 26 names, one for each letter, showcasing the variety of monikers in the UK. 

For girls, choices such as Hendrix, Forest, Orchid and Petal made the list, along with Love Island approved Maura. 

For boys, rare names included Lancelot, Walt, Falcon, Otter, Nero and Jade, and one of Kim Kardashian’s choices, Psalm.

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Rarest boys’ names in the UK

  • Arco
  • Bane
  • Carey
  • Dougal
  • Elwyn
  • Falcon
  • Godfrey
  • Hart
  • Inder
  • Jade
  • Kass
  • Lancelot
  • Morley
  • Nero
  • Otter
  • Psalm
  • Raff
  • Stanton
  • Tidus
  • Vir
  • Walt
  • Yonathan
  • Zante

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