These Were The Most Popular Baby Names Of 2020

Who took the top spot?
When it comes to U.S. baby names, the popularity rankings don’t change too dramatically from year to year, but there were a few interesting shifts between 2019 and 2020.
When it comes to U.S. baby names, the popularity rankings don’t change too dramatically from year to year, but there were a few interesting shifts between 2019 and 2020.

The data is in! The US Social Security Administration has released its official list of the most popular baby names of 2020.

For the second year in a row, Olivia is parents’ number one choice for girls, having unseated Emma in 2019. Liam remains the most popular name for boys for the fourth year in a row.

The SSA compiles the annual list based on the names that parents in the US gave their babies born in the previous year. The popularity rankings don’t change too dramatically from year to year, but there were a few interesting shifts in 2020 compared to 2019.

Charlotte overtook Sophia and Isabella for the fourth spot, with the latter dropping down to seventh. Amelia also rose in popularity from seven to six, while Evelyn and Harper swapped positions at the bottom of the Top 10 list.

As for the most popular names for boys, Elijah jumped one spot to bump William down to number five Henry and Alexander joined the Top 10, replacing Mason and Ethan.

Without further ado, here are the top 10 girls’ and boys’ names of 2020.

Girls

  1. Olivia

  2. Emma

  3. Ava

  4. Charlotte

  5. Sophia

  6. Amelia

  7. Isabella

  8. Mia

  9. Evelyn

  10. Harper

Boys

  1. Liam

  2. Noah

  3. Oliver

  4. Elijah

  5. William

  6. James

  7. Benjamin

  8. Lucas

  9. Henry

  10. Alexander