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 (with Elon Musk naming his baby X Æ A-XII as close second), we wanted to know what the weirdest baby names for 2021 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 2021. 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. Check them out…
Weirdest Baby Names 2021 Edition
Luna means “moon” in Latin. It has a pleasing “oo” sound that is currently fashionable.
Animal names are currently trending — especially as a middle name paired with a more conventional first name. If “Lion” is a little too weird for you, opt for the more traditional Latinized version, “Leo.”
Names of gemstones are always popular for girls and increasingly so for boys. Peridot is an unusual gender-neutral name derived from a green mineral that forms from lava. Pronouncing the “T” at the end is optional.
Either a baby deer or a yellowish tan color.
The name of a Phoenician goddess of love, Tanith literally means “serpent lady.”
Check out the next slides for a break down of more weird names.