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 2022.

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!

Losing popularity for names chosen for girls include once classic names such as Nancy which is down 28 places, Hannah is down 10 places with Evelyn dipping down 8 places.

The once popular trend of girls’ names ending in ‘A’ is falling from favour with Georgia down 17 places closely followed by Bella losing 14 places and Layla dips 12 places in this year’s top names for girls.

Previous trend names are also losing popularity as we approach 2022, including Myla dipping 9 places and Summer down by 6 places.

Biggest fallers:

  1. Nancy -28
  2. Jasmine -21
  3. Bonnie -20
  4. Georgia -17
  5. Bella -14
  6. Layla -12
  7. Hannah -10
  8. Sophia -10
  9. Myla -9
  10. Eva -9
  11. Evelyn -9
  12. Lucy -8
  13. Lexi -8
  14. Ellie - 8
  15. Gracie -7
  16. Summer -6
  17. Elizabeth -6
  18. Molly -6
  19. Scarlett -5
  20. Zara -5

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. Queenie
  2. Demelza
  3. Yazmin
  4. Loretta
  5. Roberta
  6. Delphine
  7. Annalisa
  8. Elsbeth
  9. Coralie
  10. Toni
  11. Charis
  12. Carrie
  13. Bridget
  14. Celia
  15. Ethel
  16. Sylvia
  17. Jeanie
  18. Ginny
  19. Opal
  20. Joyce

Names to save from extinction

  1. Roseanne
  2. Cynthia
  3. Marilyn
  4. Bernice
  5. Trisha
  6. Jocelyn
  7. Stacey
  8. Juliette
  9. Wendy
  10. Christine
  11. Ann
  12. Teresa
  13. Judy
  14. Suzie
  15. Marlene
  16. Cathy
  17. Siobhan
  18. Sybil
  19. Lilyann
  20. Prudence

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Girls’ names set to disappear