Most Popular Baby Names? Unusual Ones

Courtesy: USA Today

USA Today

Apple, Suri and Shiloh may be household names because their parents are stars, but a new study of millions of babies finds it’s not just celebrities who seek out distinctive names for their kids. Regular folks do, too, driving down the percentages of those who pick popular names.

According to the study, people today are more interested in standing out rather than fitting in.

In 1955, 32% of boys had one of the year’s 10 most popular names, but by 2007, just 9% had names on that list. For girls, 22% had a top-10 name in 1955 vs. 8% in 2007, the study found.

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