21 Mysterious Names That Mean Unknown

21 Mysterious Names That Mean Unknown

Mysteries and secrets are exciting, and a mysterious person is often a source of great intrigue. The weight of the unknown carries any number of things to be discovered and explored. To children, much of the world is mysterious and they uncover all sorts of things through exploring and asking questions about the world around them.

Parents wishing to capture this sense of wonder about the mysteries of life might consider a name with a meaning reflecting the need to uncover the unknown secrets in the world and other people. Leto, a Greek boy’s name, and Elam, a Hebrew boy’s name, both mean ‘hidden’ and can remind a child with that name that there are questions to be asked and answered.

Bian, a Vietnamese girl’s name meaning ‘secretive’, and Hulda, a Norse girl’s name meaning ‘secret,’ could similarly encourage curiosity or imply a mysterious personality. Introverts and shy characters tend to come across as more mysterious and it can be difficult to gauge their personalities.

A child with a quieter demeanor might feel unknown and unseen in their social circles. Leto and Elam could similarly work for a child who displays this type of personality early on/ Alternatively, parents might look for a name that means ‘stranger’ like Dougal, of Scottish/Irish origins.

Amon

Meaning: Secret
Origin: Hebrew
Gender: Boy

Bian

Meaning: Secret
Origin: Vietnamese
Gender: Boy

Chisisi

Meaning: Secret
Origin: Egyptian
Gender: Boy

Colston

Meaning: Unknown owner of property
Origin: English
Gender: Boy

Danrelle

Meaning: Hidden
Origin: English
Gender: Girl

Darnell

Meaning: Hiding place; hidden area
Origin: English
Gender: Boy

Deogol

Meaning: Secret
Origin: English
Gender: Boy

Elam

Meaning: Hidden
Origin: Hebrew
Gender: Boy

Esther

Meaning: Secret, hidden
Origin: Biblical
Gender: Girl

Fionnuala

Meaning: Unknown
Origin: Gaelic
Gender: Girl

Ghaib

Meaning: Hidden. Absent. Away
Origin: Muslim
Gender: Boy

Hulda

Meaning: Secret
Origin: Norse
Gender: Boy

Jaalam

Meaning: Hidden
Origin: Biblical
Gender: Boy

Kimi

Meaning: Secret
Origin: Native American
Gender: Girl

Leto

Meaning: Hidden
Origin: Greek
Gender: Boy

Lotan

Meaning: Wrapped up, hidden, covered, myrrh, rosin
Origin: Biblical
Gender: Boy

Matlub

Meaning: Unknown
Origin: Muslim
Gender: Boy

Mastura

Meaning: Hidden. Chaste
Origin: Muslim
Gender: Boy

Nahbi

Meaning: Very secret
Origin: Biblical
Gender: Girl

Pallu

Meaning: Marvelous, hidden
Origin: Muslim
Gender: Girl

Rune

Meaning: Secret
Origin: German
Gender: Boy