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These Rare Boy Names Were Only Used 5 Times Last Year

Posted On: May 21, 2019   |   Posted By: Scary Mommy

These Rare Boy Names Were Only Used 5 Times Last Year

If you think unique girls' names are hard to find, just try naming a boy.
Look at the history of popular names for boys, and you'll find much less variation than their female counterparts. Of course, you've got many more choices than the perennial favorites John, William, and Robert, but to find something truly unique you've got to dig deep.
And that's where the Social Security Administration's annual compilation of data comes in handy.
Everybody knows that the SSA keeps a yearly tally of the top 1,000 most popular baby names - but did you know that they keep a record of all names given to five or more babies?
Way down at the bottom of the list, buried like gems beneath the Liams and Noahs are the names that were given to just five babies. FIVE.
Here are our picks for those “sweet spot” names, the ones that are completely underused at this point, but still sound on-trend .
1. Esher
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