When the Social Security Administration releases its annual list of the most popular baby names in the U.S., the agency also shares broader data around American naming choices.
In fact, the SSA tracks all the names given to five or more infants born each year to show the full range of possibilities in this country. Many parents eschew top picks like Olivia, Emma, Liam and Noah in favor of unconventional options such as Greenleigh, Dragon, Fender and Evermore.
From fictional characters to dictionary words, here are 50 unusual baby names that parents chose in 2022. The list reflects names given to fewer than 10 babies born last year.