There are HEAPS of lists making the rounds with the most popular names of the year, but what about the LEAST popular?
Why, you may ask, would you want to know the unpopular names? Well, it turns out they’re unique, old-fashioned and some are REALLY CUTE!
Many parents scout the internet and baby name books for a name that’s not going to pop up regularly on the kindergarten register. Check out Baby Centre’s list of ‘endangered’ baby names for 2017 below:
24 of the LEAST popular baby names of 2017
14 of the least popular girl names
Meaning: In Sanskrit, Anita means ‘full of grace, mercy, favor, variety, a leader, without guile’.
Meaning: A female Germanic name that means ‘bright one’.
Meaning: Bonnie comes from the Scottish word meaning ‘pretty, attractive’.
Meaning: Cilla is a Latina word and it means ‘ancient’ or ‘daughter of Laomedon’.
Meaning: This name is derived from the names Lucinda and Cinderella. It means ‘light’.
Meaning: This Greek name means ‘from Mount Cynthus’.
Meaning: Donna is an Italian word that means ‘woman’.
Meaning: Made famous from The Wizard of Oz. Dorothy means ‘Gift of God’.
Meaning: In Hebrew this name means ‘pleasure’.
Meaning: This name is derived from the name Abigail, it means ‘rejoicing’.
Meaning: Janice is the feminine form of John. It means ‘God is gracious’.
Meaning: Karen is a Greek name and it means ‘pure’.
Meaning: Marcia is a Latin name and it means ‘of Mars’.
Meaning: Mildred is an old English name that means ‘gentle strength’.
10 of the least popular boys names
Meaning: Bertram is a German name that means ‘bright raven’.
Meaning: Clarence means ‘bright and fair’.
Meaning: The English meaning of the name Clive is ‘cliff’ or ‘lives at the cliffs’.
Meaning: Edmund is a French name and means ‘prosperous protector’.
Meaning: Gus comes from the Latin name Augustus and means ‘majestic’.
Meaning: Frank is a French name that means ‘Frenchman’ or ‘free one’.
Meaning: Ian is a Scottish name and is the Gaelic form of John.
Meaning: Roald is a Scandinavian name and means ‘powerful’.
Meaning: Ricky has derived from the name Richard and means ‘powerful, strong ruler’.
Meaning: Roger means ‘famed spear’.
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