The most unusual baby names of 2017 have been revealed and with choices like Agape, Birdie and Marvellous, they are sure to make people remember them.
While Olivia and Oliver are the most popular, Mumsnet has unveiled which names were chosen the least this year – with the top 10 girls and boys names selected just three times throughout the country.
The Office for National Statistics data uncovers Ajax, Dougal and Henderson as the most unusual choices for a baby boy and Adalie, Agape and Birdie for a little girl.
Office for National Statistics data has revealed the most unusual baby name choices in the UK this year. Among the most unpopular were Tiger for a girl and Thibault for a boy
Most unusual girls’ names in the UK
Most unusual boys’ names in the UK
The most unusual male baby names were Dougal, Oswin, Richmond, Henderson and Tadgh
The top 20, which also includes Marvellous for a boy and Tiger for a girl, are the rarest names in the UK.
Many of the unusual choices have biblical roots, with Adalie an old German name meaning ‘God is my refuge.’
Agape (pronounced ag-a-pay) means Christian love, while Oswin is an old Scandinavian name meaning ‘friend of God.’
Ajax, which gives its name to the Dutch football team, is derived from Ancient Greek and means ‘mourner’ or ‘earth/land’, while Dougal was made popular by the television programme The Magic Roundabout.
Birdie will be a well-known choice to fans of the BBC soap EastEnders, as it was Lin Blakley’s character Pam Coker’s nickname.
Jools is among the most unusual boys names, made famous in the UK by musician and TV personality Jools Holland.
Tiger was only chosen by parents for their baby girls’ names three times this year. It is better known as a boys’ names, like American golf star Tiger Woods.
Thibault was another rare choice for baby boys, but is actually a very common name in France.
All of the names in the list were only chosen three times by parents this year, meaning they are sure to make any youngster stand out