THESE WERE THE TOP BABY NAMES OF 2020

Twenty-Twenty was unquestionably a year filled with much uncertainty; however, there was one thing that remained constant-the top most popular girl and boy baby names. Sophia and Liam held their spots at the top of the BabyCenter annual list. 

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According to BabyCenter, the name Sophia has held the top spot for the 11th year in a row while Liam held on to the number one spot for the second year in a row. 

Baby names are usually a reflection of what is going on in society at the time. The changes in the list reflect a year of political divisiveness and loss. Upon the death of Kobe Bryant, the name Kobe shot up the list 175%, and his daughter’s name Gianna, also made a 216% climb. The name Kamala climbed the list, reflecting 104% positive rise and the name Liberty rose 12% in popularity. Additionally, the names Karen and Chad both declined 13% and 12% respectively. 

Here are the top 50 boy and girl names of 2020 according to BabyCenter. More than 520,000 BabyCenter parents contributed to the list. To see the entire list of 100, check out a baby name inspiration video, take a baby name poll, and browse their themed name lists, click here

Girl Names

1. Sophia
2 Olivia 
3 Riley 
4 Emma 
5 Ava 
6 Isabella 
7 Aria
8 Aaliyah 
9 Amelia 
10 Mia 
11 Layla 
12 Zoe 
13 Camilla 
14 Charlotte 
15 Eliana 
16 Mila 
17 Everly 
18 Luna 
19 Avery 
20 Evelyn
21 Harper 
22 Lily 
23 Ella 
24 Gianna 
25 Chloe 
26 Adalyn 
27 Charlie 
28 Isla 
29 Ellie 
30 Leah 
31 Nora 
32 Scarlett 
33 Maya 
34 Abigail 
35 Madison 
36 Aubrey 
37 Emily 
38 Kinsley 
39 Elena
40 Paisley 
41 Madelyn 
42 Aurora 
43 Peyton 
44 Nova 
45 Emilia 
46 Hannah 
47 Sarah 
48 Ariana 
49 Penelope
50 Lila 

Boys Names

1 Liam
2 Noah
3 Jackson
4 Aiden
5 Elijah
6 Grayson
7 Lucas
8 Oliver
9 Caden
10 Mateo
11 Muhammad
12 Mason
13 Carter
14 Jayden
15 Ethan
16 Sebastian
17 James
18 Michael
19 Benjamin
20 Logan
21 Leo
22 Luca
23 Alexander
24 Levi
25 Daniel
26 Josiah
27 Henry
28 Jayce
29 Julian
30 Jack
31 Ryan
32 Jacob
33 Asher
34 Wyatt
35 William
36 Owen
37 Gabriel
38 Miles
39 Lincoln
40 Ezra
41 Isaiah
42 Luke
43 Cameron
44 Caleb
45 Isaac
46 Carson
47 Samuel
48 Colton
49 Maverick
50 Matthew

If you have a name that you’d like to share and add to the list, let us know. We want to hear from you!

Tiffany Silva

Tiffany Silva

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