These are the Top Baby Names 2020 Chosen by Parents in the USA

Jill Holtz

May 15, 2021

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Every year the US Social Security Administration reports on the top names registered during the year. The 2020 lists are out now, with new entries on the top 20 lists for both boys names and girls names. These lists can be helpful for parents-to-be looking for inspiration, or looking to avoid the most popular names. Are any of your favourites on the list?

Top Baby Names 2020 in the USA

According to the US Social Security Administration, the top baby name for boys last year (2020) was Liam, while Olivia was the top for girls.

As far as boys names go, the top 5 have stayed the same with Elijah and William swapping places to 4th and 5th. While for girls names, 4 of the top 5 names stayed the same (Olivia, Emma, Ava, Sophia) while Charlotte dropped down and Isabella popped up to 5th spot.

Further down the boys list, classic names like James, Henry and Michael still remain popular. Gianna is a new entry to the top 20 girls names, and I was interested to see Elizabeth staying in the girls’ top 20 as that’s my eldest daughter’s middle name and she was named after two great aunts of mine.

Top 20 Boys Names

top baby names of 2019
  1. Liam
  2. Noah
  3. Oliver
  4. Elijah
  5. William
  6. James
  7. Benjamin
  8. Lucas
  9. Henry
  10. Alexander
  11. Mason
  12. Michael
  13. Ethan
  14. Daniel
  15. Jacob
  16. Logan
  17. Jackson
  18. Levi
  19. Sebastian
  20. Mateo

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Top 20 Girls Names

top baby names 2020
  1. Olivia
  2. Emma
  3. Ava
  4. Charlotte
  5. Sophia
  6. Amelia
  7. Isabella
  8. Mia
  9. Evelyn
  10. Harper
  11. Camila
  12. Gianna
  13. Abigail
  14. Luna
  15. Ella
  16. Elizabeth
  17. Sofia
  18. Emily
  19. Avery
  20. Mila


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And if you are curious what the most popular names of the 2010s were, here are the top 10 lists for each gender:

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Girl Names

  1. Emma
  2. Olivia
  3. Sophia
  4. Isabella
  5. Ava
  6. Mia
  7. Abigail
  8. Emily
  9. Charlotte
  10. Madison

Boy Names

  1. Noah
  2. Liam
  3. Jacob
  4. William
  5. Mason
  6. Ethan
  7. Michael
  8. Alexander
  9. James
  10. Elijah
These are the Top Baby Names 2020 Chosen by Parents in the USA - Mykidstime

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Published On: May 15th, 2021 / Categories: For Parents / Last Updated: June 8th, 2021 / Tags: /

About the Author: Jill Holtz

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Jill is one of the co-founders of Mykidstime and a mum of 2 girls

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