The baby names that have fallen in popularity over the past five years

Some baby names are becoming less popular

Scarlett, Harvey and Jayden are the baby names that have fallen out of favour the most over the past five years, according to new research.

Names associated with the royal family are also becoming less popular (photo: adobe)

While other popular monikers like Jessica and Samuel have fallen from grace, names belonging to several key members of the Royal Family are also slipping down the rankings too as Harry, Elizabeth, Charlotte, William and Charles have all experienced a decline in popularity.

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    Online casino Slingo have analysed the most up-to-date ONS data from 2016 to 2020 to determine which forenames could be fading into obscurity in years to come.

    They’ve assessed the names from the Top 100 (with #1 being the most popular) that could be going out of fashion after continually sliding down the popularity rankings over the last five years.

    Biggest Consistent Fallers in the Top 100 from 2016-2021

    Rank 2016/2017

    Rank 2020/2021

    Places fallen

    Jayden

    61

    98

    37

    Harvey

    54

    86

    32

    Scarlett

    18

    50

    32

    Lilly

    60

    91

    31

    Georgia

    54

    84

    30

    Abigail

    58

    87

    29

    Holly

    52

    81

    29

    Jessica

    8

    37

    29

    Amber

    55

    83

    28

    Riley

    40

    67

    27

    Lucy

    43

    69

    26

    Chloe

    23

    46

    23

    Lola

    42

    65

    23

    Samuel

    24

    47

    23

    Daniel

    28

    50

    22

    Ellie

    48

    67

    19

    Heidi

    76

    95

    19

    Elizabeth

    38

    56

    18

    Hannah

    57

    75

    18

    David

    43

    60

    17

    Dylan

    38

    55

    17

    Charles

    72

    88

    16

    Toby

    46

    62

    16

    Imogen

    37

    52

    15

    Jacob

    5

    19

    14

    Emily

    3

    15

    12

    James

    12

    24

    12

    Sophie

    14

    26

    12

    Alice

    17

    27

    10

    Harrison

    32

    41

    9

    William

    11

    20

    9

    Charlotte

    12

    20

    8

    Ella

    9

    16

    7

    Edward

    23

    29

    6

    Harry

    2

    8

    6

    Jack

    4

    10

    6

    Eva

    30

    35

    5

    Baby names that have consistently dropped down the Top 100 since 2016

    RANK

    2016

    2017

    2018

    2019

    2020

    Jayden

    61

    71

    77

    79

    98

    Harvey

    54

    66

    78

    78

    86

    Scarlett

    18

    30

    35

    44

    50

    Lilly

    60

    64

    67

    86

    91

    Georgia

    54

    63

    71

    75

    84

    Abigail

    58

    73

    77

    83

    87