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The Best Baby Names That Mean Unexpected 

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Updated August 28, 2018 711 votes 254 voters 17.4k views 13 items

Couples grappling with a surprise pregnancy may be on the hunt for some baby names that mean unexpected. There are plenty of unique names that have a meaning related to something surprising or unusual. From male to female to unisex options, a little thought and research should help you find the perfect name for your little one. Below, you'll find a list of names that mean unexpected to help! 

The Serbian boys name Nenad directly translates to unexpected, so it's great if you're looking for a name with a literal meaning. There are also plenty of names that have meanings associated with something surprising or out of the blue. The name Chance, for example, has connotations of unexpected good fortune, making it a cute choice for a surprise blessing. The girls name Epiphany refers to a sudden revelation. Names like Nadira refer to something rare and therefore likely unforeseen.

Do you have a favorite name that means unexpected? Give the best options a thumbs up and please add any good names we may have missed.

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Epiphany

Female, English: Word name, meaning a sudden and unexpected revelation

2
Ender

Male, Turkish: Very rare

3
Chance

Male, English: Word name that relates to unexpected good fortune

4
Nadira

Female, Arabic: Precious, rare 

5
Tyche

Female, Greek: By fortune or chance

6
Serendipity

Female, English: Word name, referring to chance, good fortune

7
Bao

Unisex, Chinese: Rare jewel 

8
Hayate

Male, Japanese: Unexpected sound of the wind

9
Nenad

Male, Serbian: Unexpected

10
Nayab

Female, Persian: Rare, unique

11
Sorpresa

Unisex, Spanish: Surprise

12
Souma

Male, Japanese: Sudden sound of the wind

13
Souta

Male, Japanese: Sudden, sound of the wind