The Most Popular Baby Names Of 2020: Gianna, Axel, Beau, & More!

Written by Katie Hintz-Zambrano
11:31 am
11/05/20

Photographed by DeAudrea Rich

This year has been one like no other. But one thing remains the same: folks are having babies, and those babies need names. Which brings us to this little election-week distraction roundup of the most popular baby names of 2020, according to BabyCenter.

The names that made BabyCenter‘s top 200 list (which you can read in entirety below!), are based on polling 520,000 new parents who read the site. Perhaps no surprise, the name Sophia reigned supreme on the girls’ side (that’s now 11 years in a row!) and the top 10 girls’ names held steady. However, there were some movers and shakers in the bunch, including the names Aaliyah and Riley rising up the ranks. Meanwhile, Liam topped the boys’ list (for the second year in a row), and there was some slight shuffling around in the top 20, with Elijah, Noah, and Mateo gaining traction.

As for 2020-specific trends, the names Kamala and Liberty rose 104% and 12%, respectively. While Karen (13% drop) and Chad (12% drop) are on a predictable decline. Also, after the tragic death of Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna in early 2020, both of their names have risen in popularity. 

See the entire 200 most popular names of 2020 list below, and read more over on BabyCenter. For some less-mainstream trends, be sure to check out these 100+ rising baby names according to Nameberry.

GIRLS:
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. Camila
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
51. Brooklyn
52. Emery
53. Callie
54. Hazel
55. Hailey
56. Eleanor
57. Violet
58. Elizabeth
59. Grace
60. Anna
61. Mackenzie
62. Kaylee
63. Victoria
64. Natalie
65. Raelynn
66. Addison
67. Skyler
68. Melanie
69. Stella
70. Naomi
71. Lelani
72. Isabelle
73. Bella
74. Liliana
75. Kennedy
76. Gabriella
77. Willow
78. Lucy
79. Savannah
80. Lillian
81. Sophie
82. Ivy
83. Amaya
84. Delilah
85. Nevaeh
86. London
87. Alaina
88. Adeline
89. Audrey
90. Anaya
91. Maria
92. Eva
93. Jasmine
94. Nyla
95. Cora
96. Reagan
97. Makayla
98. Claire
99. Allison
100. Emerson

BOYS:
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
51. Ian
52. David
53. Adam
54. Nicholas
55. Elias
56. Adrian
57. Kai
58. Nathan
59. Eli
60. Hudson
61. John
62. Zane
63. Connor
64. Ezekiel
65. Anthony
66. Joseph
67. Landon
68. Jameson
69. Thomas
70. Aaron
71. Christian
72. Xavier
73. Nolan
74. Easton
75. Joshua
76. Dominic
77. Roman
78. Dylan
79. Amir
80. Christopher
81. Theodore
82. Jeremiah
83. Hunter
84. Andrew
85. Jordyn
86. Damian
87. Zion
88. Theo
89. Cooper
90. Malachi
91. Axel
92. Santiago
93. Elliot
94. Bryson
95. Brayden
96. Rowan
97. Jonathan
98. Evan
99. Max
100. Beau

Need more baby name inspiration? Check out our pieces on the baby names that defined the past decadetop trending baby names of 2019, and the most popular baby names around the globe.

 

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