Well, my parents said I was Biblically inspired....John. Pretty basic. But what are some of the names we just don't see 'in vogue' anymore?

What are the LEAST popular baby names now?

A name is important. It's something a child will carry til at least 18, and if they don't like it they change it. But styles and preferences change over the years.

 According to the website parentology.com, they have lists of the most popular baby names through 2020 and into 2021.  It was actually difficult to find any lists of the LEAST favorite names. Everyone does lists of the most popular. They ALSO have lists of least-used names or ones that have dropped off the radar.

Here are names that have dropped considerably in popularity over the last few years. For girls, they include: (in no particular order)

Renee
Ann
Berkley
Harriet 
Queen
Sariah
Beatrix
Sandra
Alannah
Austyn

My wife works with an "Austyn."   And for boys, here are some of the least-used these days:

Anson
Merrick
Wes
Will
Jaxen
Maxim
Howard
Jad
Jesiah
Ignacio

Because this is a list of the least popular, we're not going to even mention the most used. But many of these names are cool, and just because many people gravitate to certain names doesn't mean the lesser-used ones are not great.

Our youngest daughter is Harley, and as she said since she was 3-4 years old "just like the motorcycle."  It fits her attitude and spirit.

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We found a few other lists, but they were UK-based (England) and some of them we'd never even heard of. This list is based upon most U.S.-based data.

KEEP READING: Here are the most popular baby names in every state

Using March 2019 data from the Social Security Administration, Stacker compiled a list of the most popular names in each of the 50 states and Washington D.C., according to their 2018 SSA rankings. The top five boy names and top five girl names are listed for each state, as well as the number of babies born in 2018 with that name. Historically common names like Michael only made the top five in three states, while the less common name Harper ranks in the top five for 22 states.

Curious what names are trending in your home state? Keep reading to see if your name made the top five -- or to find inspiration for naming your baby.

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