When it comes to choosing a name for your baby, most of us want to go for something a little unique, something that no one else has; one that means they won’t be among four or five other kids in their class with the same name.

 

And while these names were originally surnames, they do make pretty great first names and we’re pretty sure not many people with have them:

 

Girls:

 

1. Addison – meaning son of Adam/ Addie

 

2. Aniston – meaning Resurrection

 

3. Bardot – meaning ploughman

 

4. Bailey – meaning man in charge

 

5. Carla – On the verge of becoming extinct, this surname means feminine manly

 

6. Carroll – meaning manly

 

7. Delaney – meaning competitor’s child

 

8. Ellis – meaning the Lord is my God

 

9. Ellison – meaning son of Elder

 

10. Hollis – meaning lives in holly trees

 

11. Kelly – meaning warrior

 

12. Kensington – meaning the town Of Cynsige's people

 

13. Lee – meaning healer

 

14. Madison – meaning gift of God  

 

15. Monroe – meaning from the river’s mouth

 

16. Morgan – meaning lives by the sea

 

17. McKenna – meaning son of the handsome one

 

18. McKenzie – meaning the fair one

 

19. Reagan – meaning regal

 

20. Taylor – meaning tailor

 

 

Boys:

 

1. Adler – meaning German for eagle

 

2. Anderson – meaning son of Ander

 

3. Carter – meaning cart maker

 

4. Clark – meaning cleric or clerk

 

5. Cohen – Hebrew word for priest

 

6. Coleman/ Colman – meaning dove

 

7. Connor – meaning strong willed

 

8. Dawson – meaning son of David

 

9. Davis – meaning son of David

 

10. Devlin – meaning brave or fierce

 

11. Duncan – meaning brown haired warrior  

 

12. Emerson – meaning brave and powerful

 

13. Griffin – meaning strong in faith

 

14. Harrison – meaning son of Harry

 

15. Jackson – meaning has shown favour

 

16. Lincoln – meaning from the settlement by the pool

 

17. Maxwell – meaning Magnus’ spring

 

18. Preston – meaning Priest’s town

 

19. Quinn – meaning counsel

 

20. Wilson – meaning son of Will 

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