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Nehal Aggarwal
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Nameberry Has Released Its Predictions for the Top Baby Names of 2020

Some haven’t been used for a generation, while others are inspired by celebs.
PUBLISHED ON 11/14/2019

In 2020, we may see a resurgence of some ancient names, as well as some names “imported from around the world.” At least, that’s what Nameberry, predicts.

The popular naming website recently put out their forecast for the top baby names we can expect to find in 2020. The list features a lot of names that basically weren’t used by the prior generation, including, “newly-minted names, rediscovered antiques, [and] names imported from around the world.” Some names on the list are also influenced by celebrities and pop culture.

The site made its predictions by calculating which names saw the largest increase in interest from Nameberry readers so far this year as compared to last year. But, according to their disclaimer, the site won’t actually know which names were used most often in 2020 until May 2021.

Without further ado, here are Nameberry’s predictions for the top baby names for 2020.

2020 Top 10 Girls’ Names

  1. Adah
  2. Reese
  3. Mika
  4. Paisley
  5. Amina
  6. Teagan
  7. Nova
  8. Aura
  9. Pearl
  10. Billie

2020 Top 10 Boys’ Names

  1. Austin
  2. Alva
  3. Acacius
  4. Tate
  5. Diego
  6. Easton
  7. Lucius
  8. Cash
  9. Ash
  10. Luca

2020 Top 10 Gender-Neutral Names

  1. Ellis
  2. Phoenix
  3. Remi/Remy
  4. Marlowe
  5. Shea
  6. Zephyr
  7. Darcy
  8. Rowan
  9. Quinn
  10. Emerson

While they didn’t make the top 10, Nameberry also predicts the following will be the hottest names for girls and boys in 2020. The names saw a big increase in interest this year compared to 2018 and are expected to become even more visible in 2020.

2020 Hottest Girls’ Names

  1. Adelaide
  2. Allegra
  3. Amaya
  4. Anastasia
  5. Andromeda
  6. Anya
  7. Ariel
  8. Artemis
  9. Astra
  10. Aurelia
  11. Avalon
  12. Ayla
  13. Briar
  14. Camila
  15. Cecilia
  16. Clara
  17. Claudia
  18. Clover
  19. Cordelia
  20. Cosima
  21. Delia
  22. Eden
  23. Eliora
  24. Elodie
  25. Eloise
  26. Fia
  27. Harlow
  28. Indigo
  29. Ione
  30. Juniper
  31. Kiara
  32. Lara
  33. Luna
  34. Lyra
  35. Mabel
  36. Mira
  37. Myla
  38. Nyx
  39. Octavia
  40. Olive
  41. Persephone
  42. Piper
  43. Poppy
  44. Primrose
  45. Sally
  46. Selah
  47. Theodora
  48. Willow

2020 Hottest Boys’ Names

  1. Alfie
  2. Alistair
  3. Amias
  4. Ansel
  5. Apollo
  6. Archer
  7. Archie
  8. Arlo
  9. Arthur
  10. Atlas
  11. August
  12. Beau
  13. Beckett
  14. Bennett
  15. Brooks
  16. Caius
  17. Calix
  18. Casper
  19. Cassian
  20. Chester
  21. Cian
  22. Cillian
  23. Cormac
  24. Elio
  25. Emmett
  26. Enzo
  27. Ezra
  28. Felix
  29. Finn
  30. Flynn
  31. Grant
  32. Hugo
  33. Jax
  34. Jonah
  35. Josiah
  36. Jude
  37. Kieran
  38. Kit
  39. Lazarus
  40. Leon
  41. Lincoln
  42. Mateo
  43. Micah
  44. Miles
  45. Nash
  46. Nico
  47. Nolan
  48. Oliver
  49. Orson
  50. Otis
  51. Raphael
  52. Roman
  53. Ronan
  54. Sullivan
  55. Theo
  56. Titus
  57. Tobias
  58. Weston
  59. Zane
  60. Zion