The baby names at risk of going extinct – including Tia and Kyle

New research has shown that baby names are critically endangered – including names like Tia and Kyle.

New evidence has revealed how certain names have lost popularity among boys and girls over the past decade.

Rebecca (-59 percent), Lauren (-57 percent), Hannah (-49 percent), Matthew (-43 percent), Ryan (-43 percent) and Robert (-43 percent) take part in the list of the most extinct endangered names partly -43 percent), all of which make up the list of the 50 most endangered names in the UK.

The research included an analysis of a database of over 1.5 million names and found that use of the names Gemma and Kieran has decreased by more than 65 percent over the past decade.

They conclude that the names are critically endangered if the trend continues.

My nameplates add that there were only 36 uses of the Gemma name in 2020 and none in 2021, while only four Kierans were put on the list this year.

Other names that are critically endangered include Rebecca, Tia, Aimee, Heather, Scott, Kyle, Ross, and Reece.

Lars B. Andersen, Managing Director of My Nametags, said: “At My Nametags we see thousands of names every day and we were interested to see how the popularity of certain names has changed over time. Our analysis showed that names once did Baby boomers like Gemma, Kieran, Hannah and Ryan have seen a sharp decline in overall popularity.

“These names are being replaced with new favorites, and we were interested to see that modern parents fall into three different camps when naming their children. The data shows a strong trend for modern names influenced by pop culture and vintage names that’s making a comeback and shortened versions of more traditional names like Ronnie and Albie.

“We hope our list can inspire parents-to-be – and maybe even help save Gemma and Kieran from total extinction!”

Names Most Critically Endangered:


Gemma (-68%)
Tia (-60%)
Aimee (-59%)
Rebecca (-59%)
Heather (-59%)


Kieran (-65%)
Scott (-60%)
Kyle (-57%)
Ross (-54%)
Reece (-51%)

Names are becoming increasingly popular


Aria (+ 597%)
Harper (+ 317%)
Penelope (+ 290%)
Mila (+ 261%)
Quinn (+ 232%)


Albie (+ 282%)
Arlo (+ 265%)
Seb (+ 223%)
Joey (+ 218%)
Teddy (+ 211%)


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