The 30 baby names set to go extinct

Publish Date
Sunday, 1 July 2018, 3:29PM
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Just like any other trend, popular baby names are constantly changing with new ones coming in, and old ones being phased out.

It seems that a few names in particular are on the brink of being phased out completely, with almost no new babies receiving them in this day and age.

BabyCentre have compiled a list of names that probably won’t exist in a few generations:


  • Bertram
  • Cecil
  • Clarence
  • Clive
  • Cyril
  • Dean
  • Dennis
  • Derek
  • Duncan
  • Ernest
  • Geoffrey
  • Horace
  • Leonard
  • Malcolm
  • Neville


  • Beverley
  • Carol
  • Debra
  • Diane
  • Donna
  • Doris
  • Elaine
  • Joanne
  • Maureen
  • Paula
  • Sandra
  • Sharon
  • Sheila
  • Tracey
  • Wendy

The fact that names like Wendy, Tracey, and Derek make the cut is quite interesting as they are still very common among adults.

On the other hand, names like Beverly, Doris, and Neville haven't been common for a fair few decades.

It will be interesting to see if any of these names make a comeback anytime soon.