50 Utah Names That Are Entirely Unique

Georgia Stone
Dec 12, 2023 By Georgia Stone
Originally Published on Dec 15, 2020
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Utah has grown into a city where different indigenous communities have been living for several years, including the antiquated Puebloans, the Navajo, and the Ute.

Mormons, the people from the congregation living in Utah, US, have a mantra, 'in the world, not of the world', which they apply to everything. It is also part of the way they name their children.

They pick standard names but change the spelling to create new ones that are unique and individualistic. Utah is the state with the highest birth rate in the United States states, whereby a large part of the population already uses common names.

As such, creating unique names allows the people of Utah to provide some individuality to their child and make the name identifiable among the rest.

In any case, only one out of every odd Mormon parent likes imagined or blend names for their kids. Some pick Biblical names or names from the tales or sections of the 'Book Of Mormon'.

If you like our article on Utah names you can also search California girls names and California boys names.

Unique Utah Names

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Utah is full of amazing places. Canyonlands, Moab, Capitol Reef, National Monument, Cedar Breaks, and Dinosaur are some of the many national parks in Utah.

Utah Valley is a unique place where people love using unique names. In fact, they love them so much that March 3rd is celebrated as 'Unique Names Day' in Utah. If you are searching for some of the most unique names from the state of Utah, this list is just for you.

1. Aaron (Hebrew origin) means 'strong' or 'exalted'.

2. Alma (Latin origin) means 'kind' or 'nourishing'. Alma might be seen as a female name in some places, however, it is utilized principally for boys among the Mormons.

3. Ammon (Celtic origin) means'teacher' or 'builder'. It is a variation of the name Amon and is included in the Book of Mormon.

4. Amos (Hebrew origin) means 'carried by God'. This name was mainly used during Puritan times

5. Aeryn (Hebrew or German origin) means 'mountain of strength'. This is a Mormon boy name from the history of Utah but has also been used as a baby name for girls.

6. Beckette (English or Irish origin) means 'bee cottage' or 'small brook'. It is a variation of the name Beckett, and one of the rare Mormon girl names.

7. Braxton (Old English origin) means 'Brock’s settlement'. The most one of popular traditional English baby names used in Utah.

8. Brigham (English origin) means 'small village near the bridge'. Brigham Young, the Mormon prophet, motivated the individuals of Utah to utilize this name.

9. Cohyn (Hebrew origin) means 'priest'. Mormon boy names are the variant of the name Cohen.

10. Dallin/Dallen (Irish origin) means 'in the valley'. One of the common Utah boy names for people living near Salt Lake.

11. Elijah (Hebrew origin) means 'one is God'. Brigham Young, the Mormon chief, propelled the individuals of Utah to utilize this name.

12. Madolin (Hebrew origin) is a variation of the word 'Magdalen' which means 'woman of Magdala'.

13. Isaiah (English origin) means 'conservation of the Lord' or 'God the savior'. Isaiah isn't well known in the remainder of the world, aside from Utah.

14. Jacob (Hebrew origin) means 'supplanter'.

15. Jared (Hebrew origin) means 'to descend'.

16. Joel (Hebrew origin) means 'Jehovah is the Lord'.

17. Kairi (Japanese origin) means 'ocean village'.

18. Madelyn (Greek or Hebrew origin) means 'high tower' or 'woman of Magdala'. Madelyn is the most well-known variation of Madeline utilized in Utah.

19. Martha ( Aramaic origin) means 'lady'.

20. Preslee (English origin) means 'priest clearing'.

21. Oakley (English origin) means 'oak tree'. Oakley is also the name of a city situated in Utah.

22. Maude (Hebrew or German origin) refers to 'a mighty woman in battle'.

23. Sariah (Hebrew origin) means 'princess of the Lord'.

24. Quinn (Gaelic origin) means 'counsel'.

25. Orson (Latin origin) means "bear cub". Utah baby names for cute babies.

Popular Utah Names

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Karmindy, Gambit, Madiysn, and Aroarin are some unique names from Utah. James, Henry, Lincoln, Benjamin, Owen, and Jack are some of the popular names in Utah. If you want to know more popular baby names that are widely used in the state of Utah, check out this list.

26. Porter (English origin) means 'gatekeeper'. Perfect baby names in Utah used by many residents near Salt Lake.

27. Oliver (Norse origin) means 'the descendant of the ancestor'. Oliver is one of the most popular baby names in Utah.

28. Rudy (English origin) means 'famous wolf'. One of the popular Mormon baby names for people living in rural areas.

29. Wyatt (Old English origin) means 'valiant warrior'.

30. Ada (German origin) means 'noble' or 'nobility'.

31. Ardeth (Hebrew or English origin) means 'blooming fields'.

32. Ashtyn (Old English origin) means 'town of ash trees'.

33. Liam (Irish origin) means 'warrior with a strong will'. Common Mormon names for people living near the countryside.

34. Clara (Latin origin) means 'bright' or 'clear'.

35. Dinah (Hebrew origin) means 'God will judge' or 'justified'.

36. Olivia (Latin origin) means 'olive tree'. It is one of the most popular female names used in the state of Utah.

37. Eliza (English origin) means 'connected to God'. One of the Mormon names from the 1800s that is actually popular around the world.

38. Hazel (Old English or Hebrew origin) refers to the 'hazelnut tree' as per English name, and means 'God sees' in Hebrew.

39. John (Hebrew origin) means 'graced by God'.

40. Joseph (Hebrew origin) means 'He will add'.

41. Charlotte (Old English origin) means 'a free person'. Ranking second among the 2018 list of popular baby names in Utah for girls.

42. Hannah (Hebrew origin) means 'grace' or 'favor'.

43. Amelia (Latin or German origin) means 'work'. One of the best unique names popular in the history of Utah.

44. Josephine (Hebrew or French origin) means 'Jehovah will grow'.

45. Noah (Hebrew origin) means 'repose'.

46. Owen (Welsh origin) means 'noble' or 'young warrior'.

47. Sophia (Greek origin) means 'wisdom'.

48. Stephanie (Greek origin) means 'garland' or 'crown'. Popular baby names for people living in the outskirts of Utah.

49. Tabitha (Aramaic origin) means 'gazelle'.

50. Evelyn (English or French origin) means 'wished for' or 'desired'

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Written by Georgia Stone

Bachelor of Arts specializing in French with Film Studies, Bachelor of Arts (Year Abroad) specializing in Literature, History, Language, Media, and Art

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Georgia StoneBachelor of Arts specializing in French with Film Studies, Bachelor of Arts (Year Abroad) specializing in Literature, History, Language, Media, and Art

Georgia is an experienced Content Manager with a degree in French and Film Studies from King's College London and Bachelors degree from Université Paris-Sorbonne. Her passion for exploring the world and experiencing different cultures was sparked during her childhood in Switzerland and her year abroad in Paris. In her spare time, Georgia enjoys using London's excellent travel connections to explore further afield.

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