Year after year, certain baby names emerge as hugely popular choices for parents in American. As the US Social Security Administration’s latest data shows, the top picks for 2021 were Olivia, Emma and Charlotte for girls, and Liam, Noah and Oliver for boys.
But though many parents like to stick to trendy choices, others prefer something a little more unconventional. The data tracks and shares all the names given to five or more infants born in a given year, so we took a look at some of the least-popular picks.
From travel destinations to historic figures, here are 50 unusual baby names that US parents chose in 2021. The list reflects names given to fewer than seven babies born last year.