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).
Girl names that weren’t picked:
Meaning: The name Acantha is a Greek name and means ‘Sharp pointed or thorned’.
Meaning: This name is thought to be a compound of Arabella and Aminta.
Meaning: This is a variation of the Greek mythology name Artemis, who was the goddess of fertility and hunting.
Meaning: Like the insect, who is a ‘busy worker’.
Meaning: ‘Blue flower’.
Meaning: This Welsh name means ‘beautiful flower’.
Meaning: French meaning ‘cowl’.
Meaning: Latin meaning ‘blind’.
Meaning: Hindu name meaning ‘light’.
Meaning: ‘Of the moon’.
Meaning: ‘To love to dance’.
Meaning: ‘Idol, shape’.
Meaning: ‘Fire soul’.
Meaning: ‘Well spoken’.
Meaning: ‘A person from Fife’, an ancient Scottish kingdom.
Meaning: Irish name meaning ‘white shoulder’.
Meaning: Flower name.
Meaning: Irish name meaning ‘love’.
Meaning: ‘Violet flower’.
Meaning: Derivation of Jasmine, which means ‘flower’.
Meaning: ‘Shining moon’.
Meaning: In Sanskrit this name means ‘the sun’.
Meaning: ‘Bright, clear, white’.
Meaning: ‘Joy, happiness’.
Meaning: The female version of Louis, meaning ‘warrior’.
Meaning: ‘Pure light’.
Meaning: ‘Song of unaccompanied voices’.
Meaning: A compound name of Marie-Louise, popular in Denmark.
Meaning: ‘Of Mars’.
Meaning: ‘Strength, determination’.
Meaning: ‘Faithful defender’.
Meaning: Kim Kardashian and Kanye West named their daughter this name, because they say it means ‘the highest point’.
Meaning: A character in Shakespeare’s Midnight Summer’s Dream. It means ‘noble and bearlike’.
Meaning: ‘Prosperous in battle’.
Meaning: This name came to America on the ship the Mayflower. No one will forget it.
Meaning: This Welsh name means ‘slender and fair’.
Meaning: ‘Time of sowing’.
Meaning: A Persian name. It means ‘the person whose realm is free’.
Meaning: Daughter of Volsung.
Meaning: Pet form of Talia.
Meaning: ‘From Venice’.
Meaning: ‘From the western world’.
Meaning: A surname that has been used as a first name.
Meaning: ‘Charming or agreeable’.
Meaning: ‘West wind’.
Boy names that weren’t picked:
Meaning: ‘Born in April’.
Meaning: ‘Royal, kingly’.
Meaning: ‘Jazz name’.
Meaning: ‘Live by the water’.
Meaning: ‘Empty, hollow’.
Meaning: ‘Battle, mighty’.
Meaning: ‘From Drummer (U.K.)’.
Meaning: ‘My God has helped’.
Meaning: ‘Trainer of falcons’.
Meaning: ‘From Finland’
Meaning: ‘He makes rivers’.
Meaning: ‘Peaceful warrior’.
Meaning: ‘The solitary man’.
Meaning: ‘Free man’.
Meaning: ‘To amerce’.
Meaning: ‘Tenants of a manor’.
Meaning: ‘To love’.
Meaning: ‘Gift of God’.
Meaning: ‘Son of Nichol’
Meaning: ‘A divine Goth’.
Meaning: ‘From the country’.
Meaning: ‘Stone or rock’.
Meaning: ‘Resolute protection’.
Meaning: St. Piran is the Cornish patron saint of miners.
Meaning: ‘Quiet and calm’.
Meaning: ‘To look after’.
Meaning: ‘Wolf council’.
Meaning: ‘God’s beloved one’.
Meaning: ‘Red yard’.
Meaning: ‘Son of a champion’.
Meaning: ‘Born seventh’.
Meaning: ‘Pointed end’.
Meaning: ‘Praised or heart’.
Meaning: ‘Brave people’.
Meaning: ‘Sacred place’.
Well, there you have it! 100 + baby names parents DIDN’T pick last year!
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