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These names could become ‘extinct’ by the end of the year!

Want a name for you baby that isn’t too out there and that no one else has? Then you may be best off using a moniker that was popular in the 1950s and 60s.

Baby Centre has put together a list of relatively normal names that were once popular but are yet to be registered on their database this year.

Sadly, it seems there’s a host of monikers that could be extinct by the end of the year.

In future generations there may be no more Carols, Clives, Traceys or Roys in the playground!

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Baby names that appears to have fallen out of favour:

Angela

Meaning: Messenger of Gods.

Bertram

Meaning: Bright, or glorious raven.

Beverley

Meaning: From the beaver meadow.

Cecil

Meaning: Blind.

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Carol

Meaning: Manly, strong.

Clarence

Meaning: Bright and clear.

Clive

Meaning: It’s a form of Clifford. From a steep cliff.

Cyril

Meaning: Lordly, masterful.

Debra

Meaning: Bee.

Diane

Meaning: The French form of Diana. It means fertile.

Donna

Meaning: Lady.

Dean

Meaning: Valley.

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Doris

Meaning: Gift.

Dennis

Meaning: Follower of Dionysius, who was the Greek god of wine.

Derek

Meaning: Gifted ruler.

Duncan

Meaning: Brown warrior.

Elaine

Meaning: Light.

Ernest

Meaning: Serious, determined.

Geoffrey

Meaning: God’s peace.

Horace

Meaning: Timekeeper.

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Joanne

Meaning: God is gracious.

Leonard

Meaning: Lion strength.

Maureen

Meaning: Great and dark.

Malcolm

Meaning: Disciple of Saint Columba.

Nigel

Meaning: Champion.

Neville

Meaning: From the new village.

Paula

Meaning: Small.

Roy

Meaning: Red.

Sally

Meaning: Princess.

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Sandra

Meaning: Feminine form of Alexander, which means defender of men.

Sharon

Meaning: Plain.

Sheila

Meaning: Heavenly, or of the heavens.

Tracey

Meaning: Brave.

Wendy

Meaning: This name first appeared in J.M. Barrie’s Peter Pan. 

Yvonne

Meaning: Yew.

Wayne

Meaning: Wagon maker.

How sad that these names could disappear forever…

Hopefully, some of these monikers will be resurrected in the future. Maybe there will be a 50s and 60s baby name spike in the next couple of years? Who knows, they may even bring flare pants back too!

Meanwhile, check out The most popular baby names from the last 100 years.

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Jennifer Hartnett

Jennifer is our Senior News Editor with a passion for trending news and lifestyle stories. When Jennifer isn't trawling the internet for the latest celebrity gossip she is running around after her son Kian.

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