Sophia is officially the reigning queen of girls’ names for the 11th year! While the top 10 didn’t change from last year, most characters moved up or down. Aaliyah outdid Amelia and Mia, and Aria slipped behind Isabella. Most notably, Riley jumped up six spots.
According to the Social Security Administration, the most popular baby names in 2020 are Liam and Emma. Liam has been the most popular name for boys for four years, while Emma has been the most popular name for girls for six years in a row. Other words that made the top 10 list for boys include George, William, and Oliver, while other names that made the full ten list for girls include Olivia, Ava, and Harper.
Baby-names are always a mirror of the times changes in the 2020 list reflect a year of loss and political divisiveness. Kobe shot up 175% after Kobe Bryant, one of the greatest basketball players, lost his life in a tragic helicopter accident alongside his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna (up 216%).
Kamala (up 104%) and Liberty (up 12%) rose in popularity on the social and political fronts, while Karen and Chad declined by 13% and 12%, respectively.
Here are the top baby names of the year, contributed by more than 520,000 BabyCenter parents. We combined spellings of similar words to find their actual popularity. For ideas beyond the top 100, check out the BabyCenter name inspiration video, baby name polls, and themed name lists.
Here Are The Most Popular Baby Names In 2020
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Babies are always a joy, but something extra special about a baby born in a new decade. So if you are looking for some inspiration for naming your little one born in 2020, read on. The most popular baby names of the year have just been released, and there are some surprises in store.
The top name is still Olivia for girls, followed by Amelia, Ava, and Charlotte. However, there are some new additions to the top 10 this year. Harper has jumped to number six, and Isabella has fallen to number seven. Sophia and Mia round out the top 10.
For boys, Liam continues to be the most popular name, with Noah as a close second. George has made it into the top 10 this year at number nine, pushing Aiden out of the rankings. Logan and Lucas complete the top 5.