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The Best Baby Names That Mean Unexpected

Updated August 28, 2018 2k votes 777 voters 48.2k views13 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

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    Chance

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

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    Nadira

    Female, Arabic: Precious, rare 

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    Ender

    Male, Turkish: Very rare

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    Serendipity

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

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    Tyche

    Female, Greek: By fortune or chance

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    Nenad

    Male, Serbian: Unexpected

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    Nayab

    Female, Persian: Rare, unique

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    Hayate

    Male, Japanese: Unexpected sound of the wind

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    Bao

    Unisex, Chinese: Rare jewel 

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    Sorpresa

    Unisex, Spanish: Surprise

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    Souta

    Male, Japanese: Sudden, sound of the wind 

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    Souma

    Male, Japanese: Sudden sound of the wind