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This once-popular girls' name is going extinct!


Baby names come in and out of fashion but a former popular girls name is now in danger of becoming extinct...and it could be the result of a cult favourite ‘80s movie.

According to a Quartz study, Heather has fallen out of fashion faster than any other popular girls names.

The film Heathers from 1989 showed how popular the name was

The Sun reports that it was once among the top five most popular girls names in the US (with over 24,000 babies sharing the name in 1975), Heather has had the fastest descent out of the top 1000 than any other name.

And while the names Jennifer and Amy have also fallen out of style in recent years, only 291 baby girls were named Heather in 2017.

What’s more, researchers now believe that Heather could become extinct and not come back into fashion for another 100 years.

So grab ya Heathers because they're a dying breed!

According to an investigation by Deadspin, this phenomenon could have a little something to do with a certain ‘80s film starring Winona Ryder and Christian Slater.

Because although the name Heather “exploded on the scene in the late 60s”, the 1989 black comedy Heathers made the moniker “synonymous with all that is evil about cliquey high school girls”.