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Endangered Baby Names 2017
[July 11, 2017]

Endangered Baby Names 2017


SAN FRANCISCO, July 11, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Like dinosaurs, movie-rental stores, and flip phones, a number of baby names could soon be gone forever. BabyCenter®, the #1 pregnancy and parenting digital resource, has identified 14 names that not a single BabyCenter member has chosen for a newborn so far in 2017 – a sure sign that the names are endangered. Although all of these names have topped the U.S. charts during the past century, they're now on the brink of extinction. 

BabyCenter's Endangered Baby Names 2017

"Unlike an endangered animal, it's easy to save an endangered baby name from extinction. All it takes is for a family to choose one of these names for their baby," says Linda Murray, BabyCenter Global Editor in Chief. "Many parents-to-be tell us they're looking for a unique baby name. Well, look no further than our endangered names list. These names have become one-of-a-kind yet still have the ring of familiarity."

Endangered Baby Names 2017 

Girls

Bette / Bettie
Blanche
Erma / Irma
Krista
Myrtle
Olga
Rhonda

Boys

Carroll
Dick
Homer
Lowell
Roosevelt
Rudolph
Willard

Threatened Baby Names 2017

Like certain creatures in the Amazon, these threatened names are at risk of becoming endangered in the near future.

Surprisingly, some of them belong to well-known stars. Sorry, Gwen Stefani, Peyton Manning, Kate Middleton, and Bradley Cooper: You're among the names that have dropped most in our popularity rankings since last year, with Gwen plummeting 71 percent, Peyton 55 percent, Kate 52 percent, and Bradley 48 percent.

"There's a tipping point at which a name ca become so common or associated with a specific person that parents stop using it," notes Murray. "BabyCenter has seen this over the years with celebrity and sports star names, as well as names from hit TV shows or movies. One recent example is from the movie Frozen. The name Elsa has tumbled 57 percent this year, as parents let it go."

Names on this year's threatened list:

Girls


Adrianna
Amelie
Brynn
Cadence
Elliana
Elsa
Giselle
Gwen
Gwendolyn
June
Kate
Liv
Penny
Savanna
Vera

Boys

Alec
Bradley
Cade
Camden
Colin
Cristian
Dillon
Dominick
Joe
Jonah
Juan
Martin
Peyton
Phillip
Shane

For more information on baby names, including popularity charts, our Baby Names Finder, trend spotting, and naming advice, visit https://www.babycenter.com/baby-names.

About BabyCenter® LLC

BabyCenter is the world's partner in parenting. The #1 pregnancy and parenting digital destination, BabyCenter reaches more than 50 million moms and dads in every corner of the globe through its 11 owned and operated properties in nine different languages. In the United States, 8 in 10 new and expectant moms online use BabyCenter each month. BabyCenter provides parents with trusted information, advice from peers, and support that's Remarkably Right® at every stage of their child's development. Products include websites, mobile apps, online communities, email series, social programs, print publications, and public health initiatives. BabyCenter leverages its industry-leading audience engagement to provide unparalleled insights and innovative marketing solutions to the world's top brands, retailers, and institutions. BabyCenter is also committed to improving maternal health globally and, through its Mission Motherhood™ campaign, works closely with nonprofits, NGOs, and governments to help make motherhood safer for all women. BabyCenter LLC is a member of the Johnson & Johnson family of companies. Visit BabyCenter on FacebookPinterestInstagram, and LinkedIn, or follow @BabyCenter and @MomInsights on Twitter.

Contact:
Rebecca Michals
BabyCenter
415-237-9978
rebecca.michals@babycenter.com

 

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