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Unusual Baby Names: Great names at the bottom of the list

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By Pamela Redmond Satran

If you’re looking for unusual baby names that are also attractive and intriguing, a good place to start is at the bottom of the extended US popularity list, at those names given to just five babies.

Down there, among the wacky inventions or truly terrible kree8tiv spelling variations, are dozens of intriguing choices that you won’t encounter coming and going.

A few of them — Jessamy and Amyas, Celestia and Inigo — might even be considered fabulous.  But all are worth further consideration.  And given that each was given to only five babies in the entire US last year, they qualify as truly unusual baby names.

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If you’d like to further explore the names given to five babies every year, download the zip file of national data here.

Another explore our hand-picked collection of unusual-yet-wonderful baby names in our book, The Nameberry Guide to Off-the-Grid Baby Names.  This book is our exclusive selection of hundreds of names that have never appeared in the US Top 1000, and is an invaluable source for both the expectant parent in search of truly unusual names and name lovers looking to expand their knowledge about names that lie far off the beaten path.  Available in ebook and paper versions.

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