I have two nieces. One named Madison who was born in '94 and one named Carson who was born in '93. When my sister-in-law named her daughter Madison, there just weren’t many around at the time. It was different, and set her apart. That was then.
In fact, it was so rare at the time, that several people thought they had actually named their daughter Medicine when they heard it the first time. Well, several stupid people.
My sister named her daughter Carson because it was unusual. It was even an unusual name for a boy back then. In fact, I suppose it could have just as easily become a popular girls name instead of a boys name.