Every year, the Social Security Administration releases information about all of the names parents chose for babies in the previous year. In 2017, the top boys name was Liam and the top girls name was Emma, but what about all those other names? In fact, there were nearly 30,000 distinct names given to babies last year and of them, 1,100 were brand new ones that parents made up. You might think that each of those were unique, but the majority of them were given to a lot more than one newborn. In fact, 91 babies got the brand new name Camreigh, an alternate spelling of Camry.
Celebrities also inspired some of the more unique names. The 58 kids named Asahd this past year have DJ Khaled to thank. In 2016, the producer named his son Asahd, adding the "h" into the traditional spelling of the Arabic name Asad. There are also 38 babies who will go by Taishmara, likely inspired by Instagram celeb Taishmara Rivera.
Many non-English names are on the list, like Iretomiwa from Nigeria and Tewodros from Ethiopia. And there are also names inspired by Game of Thrones. It seems 11 children born last year are named Cersei. If you aren't a fan of the hit HBO series, Cersei is a cruel, power-hungry queen who has an incestuous relationship with her brother. Other GOT-inspired names include Olenna and Benjen.
The only names included by the SSA are ones given to five kids or more, so the most unique ones don't show up, but maybe they will next year if they catch on a little more.
Below are some of the new names in order of popularity:
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