Baby Names Are Losing Popularity In The 21st Century


to discover which vintage names are losing ground in the 21st century and whether yours or the name of someone you know might be one of them. 

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Frank means “Frenchman” or “free man.” It was also the first name of one of the 20th century’s most famous entertainers—Frank Sinatra. 

Boy: Frank


Patricia is a name that means “noble or patrician”—a somewhat dated concept, which may explain the name’s decline in popularity.   

Girl: Patricia


One of the most popular Coreys in the 1990s (with a slightly different spelling) was Cory Matthews from the wildly popular sitcom “Boy Meets World.”    

Boy: Corey


Katrina is the German and Scandinavian form of the name Katherine. This lovely name has declined in popularity in recent years, perhaps thanks in part to Hurricane Katrina 

Girl: Katrina