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Boys’ names set to disappear

If you want a name that won’t be common in the playground but isn’t too out there, take a look at this list of boys’ names facing extinction over the next year

Boys’ names to save from extinction

Our pick of boys’ names that are falling from favour but could be worth reviving

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Our pick of boys’ names that are falling from favour but could be worth reviving in 2021.

After pouring over the most popular names of this year, we’ve also taken a look at the boys’ names set to disappear altogether and ask could it be time for a revival?

Some might say that these names have had their heyday, some might be surprised to hear that these are becoming extinct, others may feel that these once popular names may feel odd for a baby today, yet perhaps you have a heartfelt family connection to one of these names - or if you’re  looking for an unusual name that could befit your baby boy you may want to save it from extinction!


Names to save from extinction

  • Carl
  • Roger
  • Gary
  • Wayne
  • Stuart
  • Norman
  • Kenneth
  • Colin
  • Gavin
  • Terry
  • Craig

Other names to resurrect 

Here are our top 20 names that you could consider reviving as they give you the option of an uncommon name that is unlikely to be heard in today’s school playgrounds. 

  1. Alvin
  2. Ambrose
  3. Brett
  4. Cyril
  5. Dudley
  6. Emlyn
  7. Floyd
  8. Giles
  9. Herbert (Bertie)
  10. Howard (Howie)
  11. Kirk
  12. Kurt
  13. Larry
  14. Lyndon
  15. Luther
  16. Marvin
  17. Rhodri
  18. Rodney
  19. Sylvester
  20. Quentin 


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Boys’ names set to disappear