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Names in Danger of Becoming Extinct!

What used to be on the list of the top 5 most popular girls names in 1940 is now a far cry from reaching the top 1,000 most popular baby girl names, today! Betty White would be appaled to know that after years of leading as one of the most recognizable actresses, her name may not be carried on.

As a matter of fact, the two most endangered names in the country are Betty and Donald. Carol, Shirley, and Ronald complete the list of top 5 most endagnered baby names which also rank outside the top 1,000 most popular names to date.

If you are looking for a baby name to that is unique and will stand out in the crowd, consider continuing the tradition of a once-popular baby name!

Betty (English): Form of Elizabeth, meaning “my God is bountiful”
Donald (Scottish): Ruler of the world
Shirley (English): From the bright clearing
Carol (English): Form of Caroline, meaning “a joyous song; a small, strong woman”
Ronald (Norse): The king’s advisor