Mother and Baby

The baby names at risk of extinction in the UK

Section: Baby names

You always know when you’ve found ‘the one’, whether that’s your partner, your wedding dress or a name for your baby.

Whilst we’ve predicted the top baby names for 2019, it seems these are the names at risk of extinction this year.

Baby names at risk of extinction:

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Neville

A cute choice for Harry Potter fans, this French baby name facing extinction means 'new town'. 
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Malcom 

A Scottish baby name that has fallen in favour here in the UK. 
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Doris 

A cute, Greek baby name meaning 'gift of the ocean'.
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Clarence 

A Latin baby name, meaning 'bright'. 
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Derek 

A traditional English baby name meaning 'the people's ruler'.
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Sally 

Although it might not be the most popular name these days, Sally actually means 'princess'! 
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Paula 

The feminine version of Paul, that actually means 'small'. 
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Wendy 

A cute name invented by Sir James Barrie in 1904 for the big sister of Peter Pan. 
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Geoffrey 

An old-fashioned name meaning 'pledge of peace'.
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Wayne

An English name meaning 'maker of wagons'.
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Elaine

An old French form of Helen meaning 'bright, shining light'.
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Sharon

A Hebrew name meaning 'plain'.

None of them for you? Don’t worry, why not try our baby name generator to get some more ideas. 

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