100 Wildest Baby Names Chosen by Parents in 2022

Naming your newborn is among the first of many joyous responsibilities in parenthood. While some parents stick to traditional or family names, others love to tread off the beaten path. Last year was no exception, with parents choosing an array of unique, surprising, and downright wild names for their little ones. Each year, the Social Security Administration publishes an extended list of baby names that went to at least five babies of the same sex. That means that these weird baby names are not one-offs! The data from 2022 is the latest snapshot the SSA has released.

These names truly push the boundaries of originality. We cannot believe that multiple children received them in 2022. They are all so strange. Whether you’re expecting a baby, brainstorming for the future, or intrigued by the world of unique baby names, this list promises a captivating journey.

Bad Bad Boys

Wildest Baby Names 2022

“Tough guy” baby names are rising for boys born today. New parents are not content with classics like Hunter and Gunner and instead have taken a macho aesthetic to its limits. Prepare to be surprised in a bad way!

  • Arson
  • Brazen
  • Caliber
  • Chaos

More Baddies

Wildest Baby Names 2022
  • Crash
  • Cutter
  • Dagger
  • Havoc

Even More Bad Boy Baby Names

Wildest Baby Names 2022
  • Payne
  • Riot
  • Rogue
  • Rowdy

These Parents Chose Violence

Wildest Baby Names 2022
  • Ruckus
  • Shooter
  • Stoic
  • Striker

Final Bad Boy Baby Names

Wildest Baby Names 2022
  • Trigger
  • Tuff
  • Vandal
  • Warrior

Money-Inspired Baby Names

Wildest Baby Names 2022

One of the trends to emerge in the 2020s so far is names inspired by money, luxury, and decadence. While there are some tasteful options that have rich meanings, you won’t find them here.

  • Amillion
  • Billion
  • Casher
  • Currency

More Cash-Inspired Appellations

Wildest Baby Names 2022
  • Dinero
  • Fortune
  • Kurrency
  • Luxury

Final Money Making Baby Names

Wildest Baby Names 2022
  • Million
  • Money
  • Trillion
  • Zillion

Immorality Baby Names

Wildest Baby Names 2022

As with money-inspired names, there are others on the rise that specifically reference vices and even sins. You’ve heard virtue names like Grace, Felicity, and Mercy. The names listed below are their antidote.

  • Cartel
  • Envy
  • Indica
  • Julep

More Immoral Names

Wildest Baby Names 2022
  • Kush
  • Sativa
  • Vanity
  • Vegas

Hopeful Goal Baby Appellations

Wildest Baby Names 2022

As opposed to the immoral names we just looked at, aspirational baby names are also rising. Many of these feel more acceptable, but many are too on the nose. These appellations represent one of the largest trends today.

  • Allure
  • Awesome
  • Beauty
  • Brilliance

More Aspirational Names

Wildest Baby Names 2022
  • Champion
  • Charming
  • Chipper
  • Clever

Even More Hopeful Picks

Wildest Baby Names 2022
  • Delight
  • Elegance
  • Famous
  • Genius

More Inspiring Names

Wildest Baby Names 2022
  • Gorgeous
  • Greatness
  • Handsome
  • Happiness

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More of the Positive Name Trend

Wildest Baby Names 2022
  • Humble
  • Kouture
  • Logic
  • Magic

Even More Optimistic Appellations

Wildest Baby Names 2022
  • Majesctic
  • Marvelous
  • Paradise
  • Passion

Final Inspiring Names

Wildest Baby Names 2022
  • Posh
  • Prodigy
  • Righteous
  • Success

Famed People and Character Baby Names

Wildest Baby Names 2022

Celebrities have always influenced baby appellations. However, some people take it too far. Parents have chosen names sported by infamous mobsters, pop music’s most beloved artist, fairy tale characters, and even God. We promise your eyes will roll.

  • Banksy
  • Beyonce
  • Capone
  • Christ

More People and Characters That Inspired Names

Wildest Baby Names 2022
  • Cinderella
  • Corleone
  • Davinci
  • God

Even More Appellations Inspired by the Famous

Wildest Baby Names 2022
  • Goliath
  • Katniss
  • Kermit
  • Lucifer

Final Names Inspired by Characters and Celebrities

Wildest Baby Names 2022
  • Medusa
  • Mowgli
  • Pocahontas
  • Rambo

Everything Else

Wildest Baby Names 2022

While certain naming trends can hold various names, other appellations are so random and out there that there’s not much rhyme or reason. The following baby names didn’t land in a specific bucket, but we wanted to share them with you so you understand that parents have no chill.

  • Acai
  • Alchemy
  • Alias
  • Barley

More Random Baby Names

Wildest Baby Names 2022
  • Grim
  • Ice
  • Imperial
  • Infinite

Even More Off-the-Wall Appellations

Wildest Baby Names 2022
  • Khemistry
  • Matrix
  • Memory
  • Menorah

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Final Wild Names

Wildest Baby Names 2022
  • Minnow
  • Prophecy
  • Sheriff
  • Strawberry

As we wrap up this whirlwind tour of some of the most unconventional baby names of 2022, it’s clear that creativity and individuality are at the heart of modern parenting. These unique names reflect the parents’ distinct tastes and bestow upon the child a sense of uniqueness right from the start. Whether or not you plan to name your offspring, we hope this list has sparked your curiosity and inspired you to think outside the box. After all, a name is more than just a label; it’s a gift that lasts a lifetime.

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