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Unique Baby Names from History

Unique baby names aren't only the new and the invented; there are also many highly unusual names with deep historic roots. Read more about this topic in our blog on unique baby names from history. Here's a selection of the most intriguing.
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  • Sanchia

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    The forerunner of Cynthia is all but unknown these days, but deserving of import and revival. Read More 

  • Sayer

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    One of the more subtle occupational surnames, Sayer is a pleasant, open, last-name-first name, particularly apt for a family of woodworkers — or writers. Some parents are beginning to consider Saye... Read More 

  • Tace

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  • Thurstan

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    Thurston Howell was the snooty millionaire on Gilligan's Island , but these days such surname names don't have the same elitist air.  Read More 

  • Wystan

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    Prissy first name of poet W. H. Auden, whose surname is a current hottie.  Read More 

  • Zillah

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