Weird baby names are in the eye (or ear) of the beholder. While naming your baby after a search engine still may take the prize this year, we wanted to know what the weirdest baby names for 2020 were.
But first, some history…
In the 1600s, nearly half the baby girls in the Massachusetts Bay Colony were given one of three traditional names: Elizabeth, Mary, or Sarah. The Puritans gave their children biblical names, but as many as 4
The “weirdness” of baby names is subject to changing fashions and fluid trends — such as when Madison became popular for girls after Daryl Hannah appeared as a mermaid named Madison in the hit 1984 movie Splash. Indeed, in this time of gender-fluidity, having a more neutral baby name is more popular than ever.
So, with that in mind, here are the 20 weirdest baby names of 2020. For now. Because the truth is that it’s only a matter of time before these so-called “strange” monikers become some of the most popular.