Infographic: Is Your Name Dying Out?

I’m sorry Shaun, Ross, Rachael and Kristy, your names are on the out and out.

A recent chart whipped together by Statista for Metro.co.uk found the downward trending top 100 names from 1996 till 2013. The graph is somewhat geographically limited as it only covers England and Wales, but it can still give us a fun indication in how names are trending.

For guys “Macauley” dropped the hardest and fastest. I can only assume it was so high in the first place due to the 1990 film Home Alone.

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For the girls Stacey and Kirsty have fallen off the fastest, followed by Leanne, Rachael, and Gemma.

It’s amazing to see how quickly names fall out of favour, even within such a small time period.


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