These nineties baby names are going extinct in England and Wales

Dozens of baby names from the nineties are starting to go extinct.

Back when you were in school there were always names that came up a few times on the register.

And while the likes of Lucy, Chloe and Emily (that ‘e’ ending sure was a trend) still remain up there as some of the most popular baby names, there are a good number of nineties monikers that are on the decline.

According to Cosmopolitan UK, 28 common names that were going around in the nineties have since plummeted.

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To come to their conclusions, they looked at detailed government data on baby names in England and Wales as far back as 1996, and compared the numbers to names given to babies who were born in 2017.

The findings showed that 28 baby names which were common back in the late nineties are now at risk of becoming extinct.

Here are the names you might see dying out on the playground…

Names at risk of going extinct

Boys’ names

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1. Craig – 96% drop

1996 – 705 baby boys

2017 – 25 baby boys

2. Jordan – 95% drop

1996 – 5,750 baby boys

2017 – 248 baby boys

3. Kieran – 95% drop

1996 – 2,882 baby boys

2017 – 131 baby boys

4. Scott – 95% drop

1996 – 1,632 baby boys

2017 – 79 baby boys

5. Ashley – 94% drop

1996 – 1,874 baby boys

2017 – 106 baby boys

6. Shane – 93% drop

1996 – 846 baby boys

2017 – 53 baby boys

7. Shaun – 93% drop

1996 – 773 baby boys

2017 – 49 baby boys

8. Sean – 92% drop

1996 – 1,594 baby boys

2017 – 125 baby boys

9. Andrew – 90% drop

1996 – 2,676 baby boys

2017 – 250 baby boys

10. Christopher – 90% drop

1996 – 3,483 baby boys

2017 – 344 baby boys

11. Curtis – 89% drop

1996 – 757 baby boys

2017 – 76 baby boys

12. Dean – 89% drop

1996 – 719 baby boys

2017 – 72 baby boys

13. Connor – 88% drop

1996 – 5,009 baby boys

2017 – 556 baby boys

14. Callum – 86% drop

1996 – 4,281 baby boys

2017 – 567 baby boys

Girls’ names

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1. Kirsty – 99% drop

1996 – 1,202 baby girls

2017 – 11 baby girls

2. Shannon – 99% drop

1996 – 4,649 baby girls

2017 – 41 baby girls

3. Danielle – 98% drop

1996 – 2,641 baby girls

2017 – 44 baby girls

4. Gemma – 98% drop

1996 – 1,261 baby girls

2017 – 20 baby girls

5. Jodie – 98% drop

1996 – 1,354 baby girls

2017 – 20 baby girls

6. Lauren – 97% drop

1996 – 6,299 baby girls

2017 – 170 baby girls

7. Jade – 96% drop

1996 – 2,750 baby girls

2017 – 86 baby girls

8. Rhiannon- 96% drop

1996 – 654 baby girls

2017 – 22 baby girls

9. Ashleigh – 95% drop

1996 – 1,081 baby girls

2017 – 51 baby girls

10. Chelsea – 95% drop

1996 – 1,735 baby girls

2017 – 83 baby girls

11. Leanne – 95% drop

1996 – 616 baby girls

2017 – 26 baby girls

12. Samantha – 94% drop

1996 – 1,854 baby girls

2017 – 103 baby girls

13. Hayley – 94% drop

1996 – 1,088 baby girls

2017 – 60 baby girls

14. Rachel – 91% drop

1996 – 2,105 baby girls

2017 – 173 baby girls