Etymology & Historical Origin of the Baby Name Unique

Unique is an English vocabulary word, an adjective that describes something or someone as being one of a kind (singularly different in a good way). The English borrowed the word from the French which was ultimately derived from the Latin “unicus” meaning “single, sole” (from “unus” meaning “one”). As a female given name, Unique is an example of what we would call a celebratory name – names which parents bestow to celebrate their children. Princess, Precious, Miracle and Cherish would be other such examples of vocabulary words turned into female first names. Many people find this naming practice a bit too kitschy for their own tastes, but it’s hard to blame a mother or father who sees their baby girl as singular and “unique”.

All About the Baby Name – Unique

Personality

OF THE GIRL NAME UNIQUE

Romance is the hallmark of the Six personality. They exude nurturing, loving, and caring energy. Sixes are in love with the idea of love in its idealized form - and with their magnetic personalities, they easily draw people toward them. Like the number Two personality, they seek balance and harmony in their life and the world at large. They are conscientious and service-oriented, and a champion for the underdog. These personalities naturally attract money and are usually surrounded by lovely material objects - but their human relationships are always primary. They thrive in giving back to others rather than being motivated by their own desires. This is when they achieve great things. Sixes are natural teachers, ministers and counselors.

Popularity

OF THE GIRL NAME UNIQUE

As a given name, Unique first appeared on America’s naming charts in 1995 at position #884 out of 1000. The name never managed anything much more above that. It has pretty much resided at or near the very bottom of the charts (adding to her “uniqueness” – this name is quite rare). In fact, the name fell off the U.S. Top 1000 list of baby girl names in 2010 and so far has not yet resurfaced. This means probably less than 50 baby girls out of almost two million receive this unconventional moniker per year. We don’t need to tell you that this name is quite “Unique!”

Quick Facts

ON UNIQUE

GENDER:

Girl

ORIGIN:

African-American

NUMBER OF SYLLABLES:

2

RANKING POPULARITY:

N/A

PRONUNCIATION:

yu-NEEK

SIMPLE MEANING:

Singular

Characteristics

OF UNIQUE

Humanitarian

Community-minded

Family-oriented

Loving

Affectionate

Compassionate

Sensitive

Cultural References to the Baby Name – Unique

Literary Characters

OF THE BABY NAME UNIQUE

We cannot find any significant literary characters by the name of Unique

Popular Songs

ON UNIQUE

Unique is My Dove
a song by Matisyahu

Rather Unique
a song by AZ [explicit]

Famous People

NAMED UNIQUE

We cannot find any celebrities or significantly famous people with the first name Unique.

Children of Famous People

NAMED UNIQUE

We cannot find any children of famous people with the first name Unique

Historic Figures

WITH THE NAME UNIQUE

We cannot find any historically significant people with the first name Unique