When it comes to baby names, it seems almost anything goes these days … but plenty of super unique baby names still stop us in our tracks.

The baby name experts at Nameberry have put together a list of the craziest baby names in the US, and when we tell you we’re shook … we’re SHOOK!

From the whacky to the wild and everything in between, while they may seem like figments of imagination, we can assure you they are very much real names belonging to real babies.

In fact, Nameberry has some pretty strict rules when it comes to qualifying for its list of crazy names – they must have been officially given to five or more babies in a year according to Social Security data. So it means these names haven’t just been given to one baby, but multiple!

Ok, ok, we know you just want to see the crazy names, so here they are!

Crazy Bad Boy Names

This particular group of names are giving distinct tough guy vibes.

  • Arson
  • Brazen
  • Caliber
  • Chaos
  • Crash
  • Cutter
  • Dagger
  • Havoc
  • Kaliber
  • Khaos
  • Payne
  • Riot
  • Rogue
  • Rowdy
  • Ruckus
  • Shooter
  • Stoic
  • Striker
  • Trigger
  • Tuff
  • Vandal
  • Warrior

Crazy Cash Money Names

It seems that names with a luxe, money feel are also gaining in popularity.

  • Amillion
  • Billion
  • Casher
  • Currency
  • Dinero
  • Fortune
  • Kurrency
  • Luxury
  • Million
  • Money
  • Trillion
  • Zillion

Crazy Aspirational Names

Shooting up the popularity charts are baby names that give kids a whole lot to live up to.

  • Allure
  • Awesome
  • Beauty
  • Brilliance
  • Brilliant
  • Champ
  • Champion
  • Charming
  • Chipper
  • Clever
  • Delight
  • Elegance
  • Famous
  • Genius
  • Gorgeous
  • Greatness
  • Handsome
  • Happiness
  • Humble
  • Joyful
  • Joyous
  • Kouture
  • Logic
  • Magic
  • Majestic
  • Marvelous
  • Paradise
  • Passion
  • Posh
  • Prodigy
  • Righteous
  • Sparkle
  • Success
  • Triumph
  • Valiant
  • Vision

And if those beauties weren’t enough, here are a few more of the ‘crazy’ names Americans gave their children over the past year.

  • Acai
  • Alchemy
  • Alias
  • Barley
  • Cypher
  • Fall
  • Grim
  • Ice
  • Imperial
  • Infinite
  • Isis
  • Khemistry
  • Matrix
  • Memory
  • Menorah
  • Minnow
  • Prophecy
  • Real
  • Rooster
  • Rouse
  • Safari
  • Sheriff
  • Shy
  • Strawberry
  • Theory
  • Truss

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  • Poor children! Imagine the pressure of having to live up to some of these names??


  • I get it. Having a unique name is great but parents need to think a little harder about the name they choose for their child who will have to put up with it until they are old enough to realise a name can be changed but bad memories of school life can’t.


  • Parents seriously need to think about the future of their children especially at school regarding bullying etc when naming a child. This could truly affect the child’s behaviour and social interaction


  • I really feel sorry for any child who has been bestowed these names.
    Maybe their parents weren’t bullied as children at the school they went to, But having been on the end of bullies in my school, I really feel for them.


  • A lot of these would have really negative consequences for the kid.


  • No! For sure these have to be satire


  • Seriously…. what would you do that to your own child?


  • There are some really weird names on it. I’m surprised they are allowed.


  • Chaos would be a great dog name@


  • I hope people are considering their childs future and mental health when naming their children


  • Wow, some of those are insane! Arson…


  • All I can say is there are some unique and weird names in this list.


  • Ahhh most of these are horrible! I’m not usually one to judge but these names are just cruel for the kids!


  • Personally I wouldn’t use a single name off the list


  • Oh poor kids. Hopefully some end up with Nick names that are better.


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