What Names to Consider in 2020 for Your Baby

In this blog post, you'll learn the most popular baby names in 2020

A new year, a new decade, and a new baby means you have a plethora of names to choose. What names to consider in 2020 for your baby means having a lot to consider while still being fresh and relevant for this new age.

What Baby Names Have Been Popular?

The Social Security Administration keeps track of baby names on an annual basis. The last list was created for 2018, so there is little doubt that most of these names will still be popular. What follows are the 10 most common baby names for that year.

  • Emma
  • Liam
  • Benjamin
  • Charlotte
  • Amelia
  • James
  • Harper
  • Noah
  • William
  • Olivia

As you can see, most of these names are traditional and have been popular in previous years with some going back centuries. While there is always the trusty name of James, the appearance of Liam and Emma may be due to the popularity of celebrities. Keep in mind that celebrities who peak in popularity during a certain time will make for popular baby names.

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Baby Center

In addition to the Social Security Administration, the Baby Center has published their list of most popular names for 2019. Of the names that do not overlap, here are the most popular from that organization.

  • Aria
  • Grayson
  • Riley
  • Caden
  • Aaliyah
  • Muhammed

As you might suspect, some of the names are most popular in other parts of the world and now are gaining traction in the US. Each name is unique yet attached to a tradition that helps them become timeless.

Pop Culture

No list of what names to consider in 2020 for your baby would be complete without listing those that are popular in movies and television series. These are fictional characters, but they have names that are resonant and often timeless.

  • Molly
  • Peter
  • Miriam
  • Jon
  • Carol
  • Connor
  • Rue
  • Jason

Most of the names listed are quite traditional with some dating back to the Bible which is always a popular source for baby names.

Celebrity Names

Of course, no list of baby names would be complete without listing those that are popular in the world of celebrities. Although it is most likely that you have only heard about the most unusual names that celebrities give their children, this list might surprise you in how many traditional names have been included.

  • Archie
  • Birdie
  • Jacob
  • Ruthie
  • Alexander
  • Benjamin
  • Violet
  • Charlie
  • Wyatt
  • Adeya

There are some interesting choices here, including shortened versions of traditional names such as Archie instead of Archibald. Perhaps it’s not surprising that Benjamin makes a return appearance.

Admittedly, choosing what names to consider in 2020 for your baby will not be an easy task. But it is one that you and your partner will enjoy going through. While it may seem daunting at first, there are plenty of excellent names out there that will be perfect for your child.


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