Boy Names of Obscure theme
Obscure names for baby boys, related also with unknown, with 134 entries. Being anything but mainstream, obscure names run the range of being quirky to bordering somewhat on the outlandish. Choosing an obscure name might also be a question of picking a low-ranking but widely-known name. Take Algernon, for instance. Though not among the top 1,000 names, Algernon is widely-known as the main character in Oscar Wilde’s classic ‘The Importance of Being Earnest’. In addition, what might be obscure in the English-speaking world could in fact be common usage for another country or culture.
Obscure names are very popular baby names for boys. The names rose in popularity from the 1950s up to the 1980s. At the height of their usage in 1984, 4.903% of baby boys were given Obscure names. There were 23 Obscure names ranked within the top 1000 baby names then. Obscure names have since experienced a decline in frequency. In 2018, 26 Obscure names listed among the top 1000, with a combined usage of 3.157%. Within all Obscure names, the English and Dutch Jack was the most commonly used, with a ranking of #28 and a usage of 0.458%.