Experts believe that some of the most traditional Irish names may 'die out'.

Looking for a true 'hipster' baby name? What about one of these Irish and international monikers that are on the verge of becoming forgotten forever?

As parents turn to on-trend options like Ava, Noah, and Emily - numerous traditional Irish baby names are now considered "extinct" as they haven't been recorded in the last five years.

Ancestry.ie compared online birth records to measure the popularity of forenames over the past 100 years, in order to determine what names are threatened with 'dying out' of fashion. For example, in 1917, over 11,000 new-born Irish girls were given the name Mary. In 2017, only 64 girls received the first name. Ditto, John was the most popular boys name in 1917 but by 2017, it had fallen to 22nd place.

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Names like Doreen, Ethel, Sheila, Garrett, Norman, and Herbert are also increasingly rare. 

Absolutely LOVE Lilly allens baby name.ETHEL.gorgeous

— tamzin outhwaite (@mouthwaite) January 4, 2012

Those that are considered to have virtually 'disappeared' from charts almost entirely include Gertrude, Eveline, Gladys, Marion, Doreen, Wilhelmina, Doris, Edna, Letitia, Margaretta, Fanny, and Muriel for girls.

Cecil, Wallace, Reginald, Donald, Sylvester, Leslie, and Bartholomew have also dropped off the list for boys.

Ancestry.ie believes that names like these are in danger of never being used again.

My dad wanted to name me Bartholomew. I would of grown up angry as hell https://t.co/ocY0zbR025

— Xavye East (@Zave_Baby) June 14, 2018

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Surprisingly, even some traditional names have decreased in popularity.
The site notes that William and Patrick have fallen by 96% and 95% respectively, while Ellen, Elizabeth, and Annie have fallen by 97%, 96% and 95% respectively.

Ancestry spokesperson Russell James said: “Whilst we know no name can ever truly become extinct, it’s fascinating to look at the names which have gone out of fashion and those that have boomed in the last 100 years. It would be uncommon to meet a new-born Mary, Margaret or John today while babies with the name Emily or Jack can be found around the country.”

Oh, your baby's name is Margaret? Mind if she does my admin?

— KURTWEETY (@KurtLaduma) March 18, 2018

Do you think you would use these 'extinct' names within your family? Let us know in the comments below!

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