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Girls’ 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 girls’ names facing extinction over the next year

Girls’ names to save from extinction

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

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Our pick of girls’ 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 girls’ names set to disappear altogether.  

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 girl you may want to save it from extinction!


Names to save from extinction

  • Judy
  • Cynthia
  • Joyce
  • Julie
  • Sally
  • Lizzie
  • Stacey
  • Tanya
  • Wendy

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. Breanna
  2. Bridie
  3. Bronagh
  4. Bronte
  5. Celeste
  6. Cherry
  7. Cindy
  8. Clemmie
  9. Delphine
  10. Demelza
  11. Honor
  12. Jocelyn
  13. Marilyn
  14. Mindy
  15. Morwenna
  16. Nadine
  17. Opal
  18. Patsy
  19. Prudence 
  20. Rita

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Girls’ names set to disappear