America votes on their favourite baby names
We’ve searched far and wide (actually, we just went across the pond to the United States) where American parents were asked to weigh in on their favourite ‘quirky’ baby name.
Nameberry then collated the data based on each of the 50 American states (plus the District of Columbia, which, for the record, is not a state) and shared the results with the rest of the world.
And we are so happy they did. Because what other baby name list would include both the cutest and the cruellest names you’ve ever encountered?
Only in America.
50 quirkiest American baby girl names are…
Same same, but different
The new age old school
The unisex (but with really weird spelling)
The names that seem like the parents have just mashed two names together (we like to call these name fusions)
The vowel appeal
The A at the end
And then the rest of the bunch
- Faigy (perhaps the F is silent)
- Cambrie (possibly a combination of the parents’ two favourite cheeses)
Say hello to the next generation of quirky names for boys
Moving on, we encounter a few more unusual choices on the boys’ list. Here is the complete list of unique American baby names:
The Kardashian effect
Random words that are now considered names
The next generation of ultra-posh bankers
The cultural exchange
The blokey boys
The gender benders
The names that sound almost normal
And then there are the rest…
Okay, so, let’s dissect the lists, shall we? Clearly Americans love the letter Y when choosing a girl’s name with 21 of the 51 baby girl names including a Y. And some of these American baby names include more than one Y (like Braylynn) Because Y not?
As for the boys… names starting with J and B proved most popular with 13 of the 51 names starting with these two letters. While some of the unique names are quite adorable and definitely worth adding to your lists, a lot of them are probably better choices for your dog.
You be the judge
What do you think of America’s favourite quirky baby names? Are any of them worth adopting? Or do you prefer to keep them an ocean away?
Let us know what you think in the Facebook comments … and share your own favourite ‘quirky’ baby name for an upcoming post.
If you are looking for the perfect moniker for your little man or lady, then have a look at our baby names section where we have thousands of names that range from popular to posh, from uber-cool to ultra-cute and everything in between!