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Amazing Names Below the Top 1000

May 25, 2020 Pamela Redmond
unusual baby names

What are the most amazing names that swim just below the hallowed Top 1000 baby names in the US?

The Top 1000 list for girls ends with Maliah, given to 259 baby girls in 2018, the most recent year counted. For boys, the final name on the list is Markus, used for 206 little boys.

But what about the baby names right below the Top 1000, hiding just out of sight but prime for plucking by the clever baby namers?

We chose 25 names for girls and 25 names for boys we found swimming just beneath the surface of the Top 1000.  These baby names strike the perfect balance between unusual and familiar.

The names are ordered from more to less popular, but even the least popular choices are used for within 50 babies of the Top 1000.  Here a collection of amazing baby names below the Top 1000.

GIRL NAMES

Winnie

Eleanora

Cordelia

Jovie

Marlowe

Magdalena

Elodie

Emiliana

Flora

Harriet

Lilia

Nellie

Jessa

Persephone

Marcella

Tabitha

Seraphina

Cleo

Rae

Betty

Viola

Beatrix

Darcy

Patience

Marjorie

BOY NAMES

Alistair

Bear

Blaise

Leif

Mac

Simeon

Abner

Robin

Harris

Callahan

Wes

Vaughn

Adler

Bellamy

Lev

Osiris

Slade

Boaz

Rome

Stone

Arrow

Everest

Ansel

Rio

Edmund

About the author

Pamela Redmond

Pamela Redmond is the cocreator and CEO of Nameberry. The coauthor of ten bestselling baby name books, Redmond is an internationally-recognized name expert, quoted and published widely in such media outlets as the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, The Today Show,, CNN, and the BBC. Redmond is also a New York Times bestselling novelist whose books include Younger, the basis for the hit television show, and its new sequel, Older.

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