Every year the Social Security Administration posts a list of the 1000 most popular baby names of the previous year. These lists comprise names down to 194 instances for boys and 263 instances for girls (this means at least 263 or so girls would have to be named something in order for it to appear on the list). This is awesome, but it leaves out a ton of names that are popular, but have a ton of different spellings. Take the name Demitri, for example. if you put all spellings together, there were 576 baby Demetris born last year with 12 different spellings, which, had it been counted, would have ranked somewhere around #415. However, since the most popular spelling only had 191 instances, it didn't appear at all.
I just discovered that they have posted the lists down to 5 instances for boys and girls from last year all the way back to 1880!
So, I am putting all the names together by spelling, so all the Jaydens, Jadens, Jaiden, Jadyns etc. all count together.
Anyway, with instances down to 5, you get a ton more names, and there are a lot of interesting/weird/funky ones out there. I'll post a few.
These are from the BOYS' 2009 list:
First of all, these are either alt spellings or foreign names, but they have weird meanings in English or other languages:
Atom 32 - This is an Armenian form of Adam, but it's kind of funny to name a kid this in English. I hope his last name isn't Baum.
Avion, Chaise - in French these mean "airplane" and "chair."
Dali - probably named after Salvador Dali, but most kids will still call him Dolly.
Some adjectives (these are all girls)
Gabby - I know this is usually a nickname for Gabriell/a, but on its own?
Classie - I think this is a foreign name, but still!
Crimson - I guess it's no worse than Scarlett
And nouns (again, all girls):
Hunny - because Honey wasn't sweet enough
Poet - she'll grow up to be a NASCAR driver, just you watch!
Sativa - it sounds pretty, too bad it's the species of marijuana!
Saxon - and her brother, Viking
Season - couldn't decide between Autumn or Summer
Sundae - nicole Kidman named her daughter Sunday recently, but Sundae?
X-Men Characters -# given)
Angel- (girls- 1857, boys 9762)
Mystique - 6
Omega (girls-9, boys -9)
Phoenix - (girls- 398, boys-814)
Rogue - 28
Sage - (girls-784, boys-295)
Storm (girls- 43 , boys - 43)
Sway - 8
More to come because I'm having way too much fun with this!