40 most unpopular baby names for girls and boys

Bad news for Kourtney's...

January 23 2019

While we hear a lot of the most popular baby names and baby name trends, now we also know the most unpopular names.

Whether you’re interested to know what names to avoid for fear of judgment – or you want to up your chances of choosing a *seriously* unique name - website Bounty has released the list of the names that are falling out of favour with parents and are heading for extinction. 

For the girls, the names Cecilia, Bridie and Bonnie topping the list.

  1. Cecelia
  2. Bridie
  3. Bonny
  4. Cecily
  5. Mimi
  6. Aubrie
  7. Mika
  8. Roxanne
  9. Alora 
  10. Kourtney

For the boys, it’s Jago, Macauley and Leroy leading the pack. 

  1. Jago
  2. Macauley
  3. Leroy
  4. Guy
  5. Fabio
  6. Soren
  7. Arnold
  8. Carl
  9. Ivor
  10. Marcos

"Classically traditional ‘old lady’ names Cecelia and Cecily are on their way to becoming extinct this year if not revived, along with Sandra, which admittedly not be an obvious one to revive without there being a strong and meaningful family connection to the name,” a spokesperson for Bounty said. 

"Even with the popularity of the Kardashians today, the name Kourtney is heading for extinction alongside Mimi and Bonny."

UK website Netmums also released a list of unpopular names, which differs from the Bounty list. Here are their top picks for the best of the worst.

  1. Amanda
  2. Carol 
  3. Cindy
  4. Debbie
  5. Donna 
  6. Marcia 
  7. Edna
  8. Janet
  9. Muriel 
  10. Susan 

And the boys names …

  1. Clive 
  2. Derick
  3. Edgar
  4. Gary
  5. Gerald
  6. Frank
  7. Howard
  8. Karl
  9. Nigel
  10. Ronald

What do you think? Would you give your child one of these names?