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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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 have had their heyday, but if you’re genuinely looking for an unusual name, we encourage you to check these out and ask could it be time for a revival?

For example, if you favour soft sounding names ending in an “ee” sound, you could save Lindsey, Janey or Dusty from extinction. But if you prefer names ending in a A/Ah sound Pamela, Imelda, Elma, Edna and Fenella are all facing extinction and could make quirky cute choices for modern day baby girls.

Here are our top 25 names that could be worth reviving as they also give you the option of an uncommon name that is unlikely to be heard in today’s school playgrounds. 

  1. Christie
  2. Rosalyn
  3. Pamela
  4. Maude
  5. Denise
  6. Hester
  7. Diane
  8. Eunice
  9. Carmel
  10. Imelda
  11. Bronagh
  12. Lindsey
  13. Colette
  14. Marilyn
  15. Judith
  16. Elma
  17. Jennie
  18. Janey
  19. Dusty
  20. Edna
  21. Margarita
  22. Prudence
  23. Cheryl
  24. Lianne
  25. Fenella

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Girls’ names set to disappear