Unpopular Baby Names That Deserve Another Chance

One of the best parts of having a baby is getting to choose the name. Some parents have family names selected before they even get pregnant while others wait until their baby is in their arms before deciding on a moniker. Family names, baby name books, and baby name websites are often listed as places that parents look for name inspiration. But there’s one great resource that’s often overlooked: The Social Security Administration's ranking list of most popular baby names. This list provides the top 1000 names given to boys and girls in any given year and can be a great tool to figure out if the name you’re thinking about is as creative as you thought. It can also be a great place to draw inspiration!

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If you’re in search of a unique name, the bottom of the list is a great place to start. Check out the list below for names 990-1000 for both boys and girls. One of these unpopular baby names may be just what you're looking for!

Boy Baby Names

990. Freddy

991. Reagan

992. Frankie

993. Malakai

994. Camren

995. Deshawn

996. Jayvion

997. Leroy

998. Briar

999. Jaydon

1000. Antione

Girl Baby Names

990. Zaylee

991. Denise

992. Frankie

993. Janiya

994. Jocelynn

995. Libby

996. Aubrianna

997. Kaitlynn

998. Princess

999. Sidney

1000. Alianna

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What do you think of these less popular baby names? Would you rather name your baby from the top of the list or the bottom of the list?

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Unpopular Baby Names That Deserve Another Chance

Julia Pelly has a master's degree in public health and works full time in the field of positive youth development. Julia loves hiking after work, swimming during the summer and taking long, cuddly afternoon naps with her two sons on the weekends. She is writing a memoir on pregnancy, motherhood, and sisterhood and lives in North Carolina, with her husband and two young boys. ... More

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