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Only 5 Babies Were Given These Very Unusual Names In 2016

From Wilco, Shady and Pippin to Palin, Alchemy and Pennylane.
06/06/2017 01:39pm ET | Updated June 7, 2017
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We looked at the unusual names from the bottom of the Social Security Administration's 2016 baby names list. 

On May 12, the Social Security Administration released the official list of the most popular baby names of 2016 ― along with data showing all the names given to five or more infants born that year.

The top names weren’t surprising, as Emma, Noah, Liam and Olivia continued to dominate. But there were some interesting choices at the bottom.

Examining the broader data, we looked at the names given to only five babies in 2016 and noticed some interesting choices ― from literary references to band names to adjectives in the English language.

Here are 60 unusual names that each appeared on just five American babies’ birth certificates last year.

Boys

Wilco

Siegfried

Crusoe

Pippin

Berlin

Corny

Carbon

Salinger

Cheney

Drago

Yeltsin

Harvard

Algernon

Bravo

Mowgli

Neeson

Maui

Frost

Shady

Vegas

Paisley

Armor

Mercury

Goliath

Treasure

Marx

Infinity

Buchanan

Dionysus

Galaxy

Girls

Pennylane

Myrtle

Palin

Julep

Maryland

Sincerity

Alchemy

Flower

Brightly

Madge

Malibu

Petal

Rowdy

Earth

Pristine

Rhodes

Gift

Starling

Adorable

Flourish

Whisper

Solstice

Bathsheba

Aviary

Bambi

Merely

Bleu

Versailles

Reality

Cameo

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