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27th May 2024

No one is using these classic names anymore according to research

Sophie Collins


Some names are beginning to fall by the wayside

In the ever-evolving landscape of baby names, it’s interesting to look at not just what’s trending, but also what isn’t. 

Surprisingly, the least popular names for 2024 are some timeless classics that have long been considered staples in naming traditions.

Often referred to as “evergreen names,” these monikers have maintained popularity throughout the years. However, recent data reveals a notable decline in their presence on baby name lists, marking a shift in naming preferences for the current generation of parents.

According to Zipster, names like Michael, Jane, Elizabeth, and William, once considered solid pillars of tradition, are now experiencing a decrease in popularity. 

These names, which have graced countless birth certificates over generations, are gradually fading from the forefront of naming trends.

This shift reflects a broader cultural evolution in naming practices, as parents seek to give their children identities with individuality and distinction.

It shows the dynamic nature of naming trends, influenced by societal shifts, cultural movements, and evolving tastes.

The most popular names forecasted for 2024 are instead as follows:


  • Olivia
  • Amelia
  • Emma
  • Sophia
  • Charlotte 
  • Isabella
  • Ava
  • Aurora
  • Luna
  • Mia


  • Noah 
  • Liam
  • Oliver
  • Elijah
  • Matteo
  • Lucas
  • Ezra
  • Levi
  • Asher
  • James