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100+ baby names that parents didn’t pick last year

Want an unusual name for your baby that no one else has? Well, then take a sticky beak at this list.

Baby naming site Nameberry analysed the names that were given to American babies last year and then compared them against their database. They found that there were 5,000 monikers that parents avoided calling their little one.

Here are 100+ names that weren’t recorded last year (some are pretty unusual).

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Girl names that weren’t picked:

Acantha

Meaning: The name Acantha is a Greek name and means ‘Sharp pointed or thorned’.

Araminta

Meaning: This name is thought to be a compound of Arabella and Aminta.

Artemesia

Meaning: This is a variation of the Greek mythology name Artemis, who was the goddess of fertility and hunting.

Bee

Meaning: Like the insect, who is a ‘busy worker’.

Bluebell

Meaning: ‘Blue flower’.

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Branwen

Meaning: This Welsh name means ‘beautiful flower’.

Calico

Meaning: ‘Cloth’.

Capucine

Meaning: French meaning ‘cowl’.

Ceil

Meaning: Latin meaning ‘blind’.

Chandra

Meaning: Hindu name meaning ‘light’.

Cia

Meaning: ‘Of the moon’.

Coralia

Meaning: ‘Maiden’.

Daffodil

Meaning: ‘Flower’.

Dancer

Meaning: ‘To love to dance’.

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Eluned

Meaning: ‘Idol, shape’.

Endellion

Meaning: ‘Fire soul’.

Eulalie

Meaning: ‘Well spoken’.

Fifer

Meaning: ‘A person from Fife’, an ancient Scottish kingdom.

Finola

Meaning: Irish name meaning ‘white shoulder’.

Freesia

Meaning: Flower name.

Frostine

Meaning: ‘Winter’.

Grania

Meaning: Irish name meaning ‘love’.

Hester

Meaning: ‘Star’.

Ianthe

Meaning: ‘Violet flower’.

Jericho

Meaning: ‘Mean’.

Jessamy

Meaning: Derivation of Jasmine, which means ‘flower’.

Jocasta

Meaning: ‘Shining moon’. 

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Kalindi

Meaning: In Sanskrit this name means ‘the sun’.

Kerensa

Meaning: ‘Love’.

Leocadia

Meaning: ‘Bright, clear, white’.

Letitia

Meaning: ‘Joy, happiness’.

Louisiana

Meaning: The female version of Louis, meaning ‘warrior’.

Ludovica

Meaning: ‘Pure light’.

Madrigal

Meaning: ‘Song of unaccompanied voices’.

Malou

Meaning: A compound name of Marie-Louise, popular in Denmark.

Marcellina

Meaning: ‘Of Mars’.

Mazarine

Meaning: ‘Blue’.

Melisande

Meaning: ‘Strength, determination’.

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Minette

Meaning: ‘Faithful defender’.

 

Morwenna

Meaning: ‘Maiden’.

Nephele

Meaning: ‘Cloud’.

North

Meaning: Kim Kardashian and Kanye West named their daughter this name, because they say it means ‘the highest point’.

Oberon

Meaning: A character in Shakespeare’s Midnight Summer’s Dream. It means ‘noble and bearlike’.

Ottoline

Meaning: ‘Prosperous in battle’.

Perdita

Meaning: ‘Lost’.

Petronilla

Meaning: ‘Yokel’.

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Remember

Meaning: This name came to America on the ship the Mayflower. No one will forget it.

 

Romola

Meaning: This Welsh name means ‘slender and fair’.

Samoa

Meaning: ‘Place-name’.

Sanne

Meaning: ‘Lily’.

Season

Meaning: ‘Time of sowing’.

Sheherazade

Meaning: A Persian name. It means ‘the person whose realm is free’.

Signy

Meaning: Daughter of Volsung.

Tally

Meaning: Pet form of Talia.

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Thaddea

Meaning: ‘Brave’.

Undine

Meaning: ‘Wave’.

Venetia

Meaning: ‘From Venice’.

West

Meaning: ‘From the western world’.

Whimsy

Meaning: A surname that has been used as a first name.

Winsome

Meaning: ‘Charming or agreeable’.

Zephyrine

Meaning: ‘West wind’.

Boy names that weren’t picked:

Auberon

Meaning: ‘Elf’.

Averill

Meaning: ‘Born in April’.

Bard

Meaning: ‘Poet’.

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Bas

Meaning: ‘Royal, kingly’.

Basie

Meaning: ‘Jazz name’.

Beach

Meaning: ‘Live by the water’.

Cassio

Meaning: ‘Empty, hollow’.

Cathal

Meaning: ‘Battle, mighty’.

Corentin

Meaning: ‘Hurricane’.

Drummer

Meaning: ‘From Drummer (U.K.)’.

Eleazer

Meaning: ‘My God has helped’.

Falconer

Meaning: ‘Trainer of falcons’.

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Fenno

Meaning: ‘From Finland’

 

Florent

Meaning: ‘Flower’.

 

Gower

Meaning: ‘Pure’.

 

Gulliver

Meaning: ‘Glutton’.

 

Hiawatha

Meaning: ‘He makes rivers’.

 

Humphrey

Meaning: ‘Peaceful warrior’.

 

Kassian

Meaning: ‘The solitary man’.

 

Kermit

Meaning: ‘Free man’.

 

Land

Meaning: ‘Territory’.

 

Ludovic

Meaning: ‘Warrior’.

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Merce

Meaning: ‘To amerce’.

 

Mingus

Meaning: ‘Tenants of a manor’.

 

Moe

Meaning: ‘To love’.

 

Nat

Meaning: ‘Gift of God’.

 

Nicholson

Meaning: ‘Son of Nichol’

 

Night

Meaning: ‘Darkness’.

 

Osgood

Meaning: ‘A divine Goth’.

 

Pagan

Meaning: ‘From the country’.

 

Per

Meaning: ‘Stone or rock’.

 

Pim

Meaning: ‘Resolute protection’.

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Piran

Meaning: St. Piran is the Cornish patron saint of miners.

 

Placido

Meaning: ‘Quiet and calm’.

 

Rancher

Meaning: ‘To look after’.

 

Raoul

Meaning: ‘Wolf council’.

 

Roald

Meaning: ‘Powerful’.

 

Romilly

Meaning: ‘God’s beloved one’.

 

Roone

Meaning: ‘Red-haired’.

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Rudyard

Meaning: ‘Red yard’.

 

Runyon

Meaning: ‘Son of a champion’.

 

Septimus

Meaning: ‘Born seventh’.

 

Sim

Meaning: ‘Listener’.

 

Spike

Meaning: ‘Pointed end’.

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Story

Meaning: ‘Large’.

 

Taddeo

Meaning: ‘Praised or heart’.

 

Thibault

Meaning: ‘Brave people’.

 

Thoreau

Meaning: ‘Walden’.

 

Tibor

Meaning: ‘Sacred place’.

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Traveler

Meaning: ‘Wanderlust’.

 

Whistler

Meaning: ‘Piper’.

 

Well, there you have it! 100 + baby names parents DIDN’T pick last year!

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Jennifer Hartnett

Jennifer is our senior news editor based in Sydney’s northern beaches with a passion for trending news. Jennifer is British-born but has been living in Australia since 2010.

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