These Are the Most Popular Baby Names of 2020 (So Far)

The top contenders so far? Luna and Milo.
ByNehal Aggarwal
Associate Editor
May 2020

Still in search of the perfect baby name? Nameberry, a popular baby naming website, can help. While the final list of the most popular baby names won’t be released until next year, the site released its most popular baby names for boys and girls in 2020 so far.

Luna has been the top spot for baby girl names on Nameberry’s charts since Chrissy Teigen and John Legend decided on it for their daughter’s name. The top 10 list also had three newcomers, Ava, Eloise and Eleanor, which replaced Ada, Cora and Amelia. Meanwhile, for boys, Asher has become contender for the most-searched for name and is currently in the number two spot. Arlo, Leo and Levi are all new to the top 10 list for boys. Archie and Jack, on the other hand, are no longer on the list. Below, the top 10 baby names for boys and girls (so far).

Top 10 Baby Names for Boys

  1. Milo
  2. Asher
  3. Atticus
  4. Oliver
  5. Levi
  6. Silas
  7. Arlo
  8. Leo
  9. Theodore
  10. Jasper

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Top 10 Baby Names for Girls

  1. Luna
  2. Maeve
  3. Aurora
  4. Olivia
  5. Isla
  6. Ava
  7. Ophelia
  8. Eleanor
  9. Eloise
  10. Aurelia

Plus, Nameberry also looked at the names that have risen most dramatically on the list compared with a year ago. Many of the names are multi-cultural or have ancient roots in mythology. For girls the names are:

  1. Kiara
  2. Nova
  3. Luna
  4. Ayla
  5. Zara
  6. Athena
  7. Cordelia
  8. Maeve
  9. Florence
  10. Anastasia

Meanwhile, the names making the biggest upward moves are:

  1. Enzo
  2. Phoenix
  3. Arlo
  4. Lucius
  5. Kai
  6. Hugo
  7. Levi
  8. Ezekiel
  9. Caleb
  10. Rowan

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