The baby names for girls and boys at risk of becoming extinct

Do you have a baby on the way and have you already chosen the name?

Well, you may want to rethink your choice because the top 20 baby names at risk of becoming extinct have been revealed. 

And there are some shockers on the list. So, you might want to do your bit to save them from oblivion.

In research carried out by Flowercard, the florists looked at ONS data of baby names for girls and boys in England and Wales from 2000 to 2019. They then studied several names that were popular in 2000 but had decreased in popularity dramatically in 2019. 

This data revealed that the majority of names falling out of favour are female. 

Kirsty, Jordan, Shauna, Shannon and Courtney completed the top five most endangered names in both the girls and general list. 

Lauren, Gemma, Jodie and Jade, finalised the top 10 general selection, while Natasha was an addition on the female listing. 

When it comes to boys’ names, Mitchell, Kieran, Ross, Brandon and Craig took the top five spots. Meanwhile, Ben, Jordan, Callum, Kyle and Scott rounded off the male category. 

A closer look at the findings shows that 525 baby girls were named Kirsty in the year 2000. However, this figure fell to just four in 2019, a drop of 99.24%. 

Jordan also enjoyed popularity as a moniker with 622 baby girls given the name in the same year. Yet, in 2019, that figure decreased to six. 

Furthermore, 639 Mitchells were born in 2000, but this declined to just 21 in 2019, a drop of 96.71%. Kieran was also a very fashionable name in 2000, with 2,586 baby boys given it.

Nevertheless, its favour dwindled by 95.51% in 2019 to just 116. 

Top 10 ‘endangered’ girls names:

1. Kirsty

2. Jordan

3. Shauna

4. Shannon

5. Courtney

6. Lauren

7. Gemma

8. Jodie

9. Jade

10. Natasha

Top 10 ‘endangered’ boys names:

1. Mitchell

2. Kieran

3. Ross

4. Brandon

5. Craig

6. Ben

7. Jordan

8. Callum

9. Kyle

10. Scott

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