Last year saw hundreds of newborn Californians named Jacob and Sophia, and a few named Erasmo.

The more entertaining end of the Social Security Administration's annual list of most popular names is the bottom. For privacy reasons, the agency doesn't list names with less than five instances — but, as it turns out, five people can agree on some pretty unusual names.

Among the names pinned to five California babies in 2012:

Boys: Bastian, Blade, Calix, Captain, Coda, Erasmo, Froylan, Jessejames, Jeter, Karo, Ledger, Modesto, Platon, Rowdy, Soul, Xzander, Zadok.

Girls: Braylyn, Brilyn, Chassidy, Chole, Darling, Galileah, Gentry, Kindle, Lincoln, Mahogany, Mane, Nada, Rogue, Rut, Tigerlily.

One suspects "Chole" was a typographic error, but you never know.

Siri, which has cracked the five-name threshold several times since 1960, was picked for 15 California girls last year, and 108 nationwide.

In creativity, California held its own against Utah, noted bastion (bastian?) of unusual names. Utah's 2012 babies included five each of Gauge, Riggin, Steel, Chevelle, Phoenix and Temperance.

The top end of California's list, released Thursday, stuck close to the national trends released last week.

Jacob and Sophia remained the favorite names in California, as they are in the United States.

For boys, Anthony dropped out of the state's top five, and Ethan took its place. Among girls, there was some minor shuffling in third through fifth place, now Emma, Emily and Mia.

California didn't jump aboard the Liam bandwagon. That name leaped to No. 6 nationally, but in California it was No. 24 last year. Californians weren't going with Liam-short-for-William, either: William was No. 31.