Hold back those tears, because here are the most unpopular baby names for 2018.


No doubt picking a name for your baby would be a simultaneously fun but also stressful job, with trends constantly coming and going.

Bounty, a parenting website, have released a list of boys and girls’ names they have determined will fall off the radar this year and will thus risk going extinct unless revived.

On the girls list, some of the more surprising appearances that have been dwindling this year include Kourtney, Bonny and Mimi.

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For the boys, more traditional names like Leroy, Guy and Arnold were also reported to be on the out in 2018.

Here is the full list...


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


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

So, whilst these names are evidently not proving to be attractive for parents, perhaps they'd be perfect for you if you're wanting to give your child a name that three other kids in their same class will not have.

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The website also compiled a list of baby names which they thought were becoming increasingly popular as of recent, according to which ones have risen dramatically in their position in the charts.

The list of trendiest names revealed that old-fashioned, traditional forenames are apparently being used more frequently after taking a backseat in the past decade or so.

Their predictions of the trendiest names stated...


  1. Eden
  2. Archer
  3. River
  4. Chester
  5. Sidney
  6. Cillian
  7. Xander
  8. Frederick
  9. Enzo
  10. Tristan


  1. River
  2. Nora
  3. Mabel
  4. Margot
  5. Nova
  6. Belle
  7. Emmie
  8. Harlow
  9. Olive
  10. Naomi