The List of 2020's Most Popular Baby Names Is In

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Every time a baby is born in the United States, the Social Security Administration takes note, adding their name to a registry. A look at the resulting list of baby names reveals which names show up more often than others. So each spring, the SSA releases a list of the previous year's most popular baby names. The list lets us see which names parents across the country gravitated to, and which classics fell off their radar. The top 50 always includes a decent number of enduring classics like Emma, Isabella, William, and Benjamin, but more unique names point to emerging trends. Newly popular names like Harper and Mason stood out as trendy favorites in 2019, and while they were still among the most popular baby names of 2020, they got knocked down a few spots in favor of a return to classics like Evelyn and Lucas. At the top of the list are two oldies but goodies: Olivia and Liam.

The SSA also releases state-by-state baby name data, so curious parents can see whether their top name was a local favorite or something beloved across the board. While many states' most popular names aligned with the most popular names nationally (Olivia and Liam) other states saw more kids born with names further down the list. See how your state, and name preferences, compares.

The Most Popular Baby Girl Names of 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

  21. Scarlett

  22. Eleanor

  23. Madison

  24. Layla

  25. Penelope

  26. Aria

  27. Chloe

  28. Grace

  29. Ellie

  30. Nora

  31. Hazel

  32. Zoey

  33. Riley

  34. Victoria

  35. Lily

  36. Aurora

  37. Violet

  38. Nova

  39. Hannah

  40. Emilia

  41. Zoe

  42. Stella

  43. Everly

  44. Isla

  45. Leah

  46. Lillian

  47. Addison

  48. Willow

  49. Lucy

  50. Paisley

The Most Popular Baby Boy Names of 2020

  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

  21. Jack

  22. Owen

  23. Theodore

  24. Aiden

  25. Samuel

  26. Joseph

  27. John

  28. David

  29. Wyatt

  30. Matthew

  31. Luke

  32. Asher

  33. Carter

  34. Julian

  35. Grayson

  36. Leo

  37. Jayden

  38. Gabriel

  39. Isaac

  40. Lincoln

  41. Anthony

  42. Hudson

  43. Dylan

  44. Ezra

  45. Thomas

  46. Charles

  47. Christopher

  48. Jaxon

  49. Maverick

  50. Josiah

Last Year's Most Popular Baby Girl Names by State

Last Year's Most Popular Baby Boy Names by State

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