Are you a Craig, Gemma, Kirsty, Jordan, Danielle or Lee? Sorry but your name is at risk of extinction!

According to an analysis of baby naming data compiled between 1996 and 2017 in England and Wales, these names have dropped over 95% since 1996.

Farewell names such as Kieran, Jade and Ross because there’s a new range of names growing in popularity, with Jaxon topping the list for boys and Aria for girls.

Names such as Ameerah and Imaan for girls and Dawud and Zayn for boys are also rising, which is also representative of the UK’s growing Muslim population.

However, television is also having an impact on baby names! In 2017, 76 babies were named Khaleesi, and another 11 called Tyrion, all thanks to the hugely popular HBO series Game of Thrones.


Is your name becoming extinct?

(Source: BBC)