Best Names Near the Bottom of the List
By Elizabeth Broadbent
Everyone loves to look at the Social Security Database’s name list. We usually scroll to the top to see what won as the most popular names (for the record, it’s Noah and Sophia). But with everyone combing their brains for a unique name these days,it’s best to check the bottom instead. Here are the top picks from the 50 most unique baby names of 2013.
Giovanna (#962) The feminized Italian form of “John” comes in at a low #962 last year. But with Snooki snagging the name for her latest babe at the end of Ocober, this one’s sure to skyocket in the New Year.
Tinley – (#999) it fits with the Madisons and McKinleys and Bryleys so common these days, but it’s a subtle step sideways. That’s not surprising, since it’s another use of an old English surname, but this one super rare.
Stetson – (#950) it’s masculine, it’s western, it’s rugged. The staccato syllables like this are really coming into style, and this is rare enough to be unique – but not so rare as to be misspelled or mispronounced.
Brenton – (#988) a close Irish cousin to the ever-popular Brandon and still-rare Brendan, it sounds more common and popular than it is. Perfect for a family that wants to stay close to tradition, but with a twist.
Broderick – (#998) somehow, this name has stayed down the list. Another perfectly pronounceable name based on an English surname, it’s masculine and sophisticated without seeming too posh.
What are your favorite uncommon baby names for 2015?
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on April 26th, 2015 at 11:09 pm
I love Emmeline and Lachlan, and Astrid is my sister’s name. 🙂
on April 27th, 2015 at 8:32 am
Emmeline spelled “Emiline” (for family reasons) is my daughter’s middle name and Magnolia is if the sweet second baby is a girl!
on April 28th, 2015 at 12:21 pm
Not crazy about the girl names but some of those boy names are lovely. Tyrell, Thatcher, Magnus and Lachlan. I plan on using Grey as a nickname for any future child I have (two family names meshed together. Perfection! This kid’s father has very little say in that).
on April 29th, 2015 at 8:15 pm
The -eigh spellings are awful imo.
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