Most Popular Baby Names in 2020

In this article we'll look at what the most popular baby names were for the year 2020. These names are taken directly from the Social Security card applications for births that occurred in the United States.

The table below shows the top 250 most popular baby names in 2020, with a total count for the number of births registered with that given name.

You can also use the links below to research more about the most popular baby names.

Top 1000 most popular boy names: 1-250 | 251-500 | 501-750 | 751-1000

Top 1000 most popular girl names: 1-250 | 251-500 | 501-750 | 751-1000

Boys Girls
Rank Name Count Name Count
1 Liam 19,659 Olivia 17,535
2 Noah 18,252 Emma 15,581
3 Oliver 14,147 Ava 13,084
4 Elijah 13,034 Charlotte 13,003
5 William 12,541 Sophia 12,976
6 James 12,250 Amelia 12,704
7 Benjamin 12,136 Isabella 12,066
8 Lucas 11,281 Mia 11,157
9 Henry 10,705 Evelyn 9,445
10 Alexander 10,151 Harper 8,778
11 Mason 10,029 Camila 8,096
12 Michael 9,717 Gianna 7,826
13 Ethan 9,464 Abigail 7,817
14 Daniel 9,419 Luna 7,770
15 Jacob 9,196 Ella 7,303
16 Logan 9,086 Elizabeth 7,216
17 Jackson 9,051 Sofia 6,926
18 Levi 9,005 Emily 6,856
19 Sebastian 8,927 Avery 6,698
20 Mateo 8,900 Mila 6,602
21 Jack 8,876 Scarlett 6,455
22 Owen 8,623 Eleanor 6,335
23 Theodore 8,558 Madison 6,196
24 Aiden 8,534 Layla 6,174
25 Samuel 8,488 Penelope 6,099
26 Joseph 8,349 Aria 6,093
27 John 8,180 Chloe 6,093
28 David 8,153 Grace 5,569
29 Wyatt 8,135 Ellie 5,562
30 Matthew 8,052 Nora 5,550
31 Luke 7,734 Hazel 5,457
32 Asher 7,606 Zoey 5,331
33 Carter 7,511 Riley 5,309
34 Julian 7,488 Victoria 5,249
35 Grayson 7,424 Lily 5,195
36 Leo 7,159 Aurora 5,184
37 Jayden 7,102 Violet 5,075
38 Gabriel 7,066 Nova 4,940
39 Isaac 7,060 Hannah 4,910
40 Lincoln 6,998 Emilia 4,750
41 Anthony 6,966 Zoe 4,725
42 Hudson 6,807 Stella 4,624
43 Dylan 6,788 Everly 4,590
44 Ezra 6,745 Isla 4,538
45 Thomas 6,386 Leah 4,482
46 Charles 6,186 Lillian 4,468
47 Christopher 6,143 Addison 4,467
48 Jaxon 6,107 Willow 4,345
49 Maverick 6,088 Lucy 4,339
50 Josiah 6,077 Paisley 4,333
51 Isaiah 6,001 Natalie 4,258
52 Andrew 5,991 Naomi 4,066
53 Elias 5,924 Eliana 4,038
54 Joshua 5,924 Brooklyn 3,989
55 Nathan 5,653 Elena 3,904
56 Caleb 5,546 Aubrey 3,886
57 Ryan 5,286 Claire 3,822
58 Adrian 5,249 Ivy 3,794
59 Miles 5,249 Kinsley 3,744
60 Eli 5,214 Audrey 3,735
61 Nolan 5,164 Maya 3,696
62 Christian 5,043 Genesis 3,654
63 Aaron 5,039 Skylar 3,608
64 Cameron 5,019 Bella 3,590
65 Ezekiel 5,013 Aaliyah 3,550
66 Colton 4,980 Madelyn 3,520
67 Luca 4,785 Savannah 3,515
68 Landon 4,747 Anna 3,479
69 Hunter 4,743 Delilah 3,384
70 Jonathan 4,690 Serenity 3,366
71 Santiago 4,638 Caroline 3,345
72 Axel 4,628 Kennedy 3,342
73 Easton 4,613 Valentina 3,331
74 Cooper 4,566 Ruby 3,308
75 Jeremiah 4,518 Sophie 3,287
76 Angel 4,482 Alice 3,268
77 Roman 4,445 Gabriella 3,197
78 Connor 4,389 Sadie 3,174
79 Jameson 4,370 Ariana 3,136
80 Robert 4,349 Allison 3,132
81 Greyson 4,331 Hailey 3,129
82 Jordan 4,231 Autumn 3,106
83 Ian 4,223 Nevaeh 3,076
84 Carson 4,165 Natalia 3,059
85 Jaxson 4,133 Quinn 3,058
86 Leonardo 4,077 Josephine 3,027
87 Nicholas 4,024 Sarah 3,025
88 Dominic 3,982 Cora 3,007
89 Austin 3,979 Emery 2,959
90 Everett 3,979 Samantha 2,929
91 Brooks 3,852 Piper 2,881
92 Xavier 3,847 Leilani 2,860
93 Kai 3,812 Eva 2,826
94 Jose 3,809 Everleigh 2,799
95 Parker 3,797 Madeline 2,771
96 Adam 3,751 Lydia 2,767
97 Jace 3,745 Jade 2,717
98 Wesley 3,668 Peyton 2,703
99 Kayden 3,613 Brielle 2,697
100 Silas 3,599 Adeline 2,694
101 Bennett 3,582 Vivian 2,680
102 Declan 3,576 Rylee 2,677
103 Waylon 3,549 Clara 2,664
104 Weston 3,406 Raelynn 2,585
105 Evan 3,389 Melanie 2,501
106 Emmett 3,380 Melody 2,498
107 Micah 3,363 Julia 2,485
108 Ryder 3,322 Athena 2,482
109 Beau 3,319 Maria 2,460
110 Damian 3,305 Liliana 2,457
111 Brayden 3,253 Hadley 2,414
112 Gael 3,235 Arya 2,356
113 Rowan 3,231 Rose 2,356
114 Harrison 3,202 Reagan 2,355
115 Bryson 3,190 Eliza 2,335
116 Sawyer 3,156 Adalynn 2,327
117 Amir 3,154 Kaylee 2,318
118 Kingston 3,135 Lyla 2,293
119 Jason 3,073 Mackenzie 2,283
120 Giovanni 3,026 Alaia 2,254
121 Vincent 3,020 Isabelle 2,226
122 Ayden 2,989 Charlie 2,219
123 Chase 2,960 Arianna 2,193
124 Myles 2,925 Mary 2,188
125 Diego 2,885 Remi 2,185
126 Nathaniel 2,874 Margaret 2,178
127 Legend 2,814 Iris 2,159
128 Jonah 2,791 Parker 2,131
129 River 2,771 Ximena 2,018
130 Tyler 2,771 Eden 2,016
131 Cole 2,751 Ayla 2,006
132 Braxton 2,747 Kylie 2,006
133 George 2,746 Elliana 2,000
134 Milo 2,741 Josie 1,987
135 Zachary 2,698 Katherine 1,968
136 Ashton 2,690 Faith 1,964
137 Luis 2,679 Alexandra 1,954
138 Jasper 2,604 Eloise 1,950
139 Kaiden 2,594 Adalyn 1,918
140 Adriel 2,592 Amaya 1,916
141 Gavin 2,570 Jasmine 1,915
142 Bentley 2,555 Amara 1,902
143 Calvin 2,519 Daisy 1,877
144 Zion 2,500 Reese 1,867
145 Juan 2,496 Valerie 1,867
146 Maxwell 2,496 Brianna 1,859
147 Max 2,463 Cecilia 1,846
148 Ryker 2,457 Andrea 1,804
149 Carlos 2,446 Summer 1,804
150 Emmanuel 2,442 Valeria 1,803
151 Jayce 2,442 Norah 1,797
152 Lorenzo 2,442 Ariella 1,792
153 Ivan 2,419 Esther 1,787
154 Jude 2,412 Ashley 1,784
155 August 2,403 Emerson 1,774
156 Kevin 2,359 Aubree 1,770
157 Malachi 2,354 Isabel 1,756
158 Elliott 2,350 Anastasia 1,750
159 Rhett 2,338 Ryleigh 1,742
160 Archer 2,329 Khloe 1,729
161 Karter 2,322 Taylor 1,729
162 Arthur 2,319 Londyn 1,728
163 Luka 2,319 Lucia 1,724
164 Elliot 2,303 Emersyn 1,715
165 Thiago 2,292 Callie 1,712
166 Brandon 2,287 Sienna 1,708
167 Camden 2,287 Blakely 1,698
168 Justin 2,277 Kehlani 1,694
169 Jesus 2,272 Genevieve 1,685
170 Maddox 2,270 Alina 1,683
171 King 2,237 Bailey 1,653
172 Theo 2,206 Juniper 1,645
173 Enzo 2,201 Maeve 1,637
174 Matteo 2,200 Molly 1,635
175 Emiliano 2,186 Harmony 1,611
176 Dean 2,149 Georgia 1,594
177 Hayden 2,146 Magnolia 1,592
178 Finn 2,133 Catalina 1,584
179 Brody 2,125 Freya 1,581
180 Antonio 2,114 Juliette 1,575
181 Abel 2,109 Sloane 1,571
182 Alex 2,095 June 1,568
183 Tristan 2,092 Sara 1,565
184 Graham 2,083 Ada 1,548
185 Zayden 2,077 Kimberly 1,548
186 Judah 2,074 River 1,540
187 Xander 2,039 Ember 1,517
188 Miguel 2,032 Juliana 1,515
189 Atlas 2,028 Aliyah 1,511
190 Messiah 2,010 Millie 1,494
191 Barrett 1,998 Brynlee 1,490
192 Tucker 1,997 Teagan 1,485
193 Timothy 1,985 Morgan 1,483
194 Alan 1,956 Jordyn 1,481
195 Edward 1,932 London 1,477
196 Leon 1,908 Alaina 1,475
197 Dawson 1,907 Olive 1,474
198 Eric 1,907 Rosalie 1,461
199 Ace 1,900 Alyssa 1,460
200 Victor 1,886 Ariel 1,454
201 Abraham 1,875 Finley 1,429
202 Nicolas 1,875 Arabella 1,417
203 Jesse 1,859 Journee 1,413
204 Charlie 1,853 Hope 1,407
205 Patrick 1,849 Leila 1,399
206 Walker 1,848 Alana 1,387
207 Joel 1,826 Gemma 1,376
208 Richard 1,814 Vanessa 1,370
209 Beckett 1,797 Gracie 1,368
210 Blake 1,797 Noelle 1,359
211 Alejandro 1,773 Marley 1,356
212 Avery 1,773 Elise 1,354
213 Grant 1,755 Presley 1,348
214 Peter 1,747 Kamila 1,339
215 Oscar 1,746 Zara 1,327
216 Matias 1,740 Amy 1,326
217 Amari 1,719 Kayla 1,326
218 Lukas 1,701 Payton 1,322
219 Andres 1,688 Blake 1,316
220 Arlo 1,685 Ruth 1,315
221 Colt 1,674 Alani 1,303
222 Adonis 1,663 Annabelle 1,301
223 Kyrie 1,663 Sage 1,301
224 Steven 1,661 Aspen 1,294
225 Felix 1,652 Laila 1,294
226 Preston 1,638 Lila 1,290
227 Marcus 1,632 Rachel 1,285
228 Holden 1,629 Trinity 1,283
229 Emilio 1,609 Daniela 1,275
230 Remington 1,608 Alexa 1,272
231 Jeremy 1,591 Lilly 1,271
232 Kaleb 1,591 Lauren 1,269
233 Brantley 1,566 Elsie 1,259
234 Bryce 1,550 Margot 1,257
235 Mark 1,540 Adelyn 1,255
236 Knox 1,516 Zuri 1,254
237 Israel 1,509 Sawyer 1,252
238 Phoenix 1,504 Brooke 1,252
239 Kobe 1,500 Lilah 1,249
240 Nash 1,490 Lola 1,248
241 Griffin 1,481 Selena 1,236
242 Caden 1,474 Mya 1,234
243 Kenneth 1,466 Sydney 1,234
244 Kyler 1,454 Diana 1,222
245 Hayes 1,441 Ana 1,221
246 Jax 1,413 Vera 1,207
247 Rafael 1,409 Alayna 1,205
248 Beckham 1,405 Nyla 1,202
249 Maximus 1,394 Elaina 1,198
250 Javier 1,394 Rebecca 1,192

Historical Data for Baby Names

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Most popular first names, 1880-present | since 1950 | since 1960 | since 1970 | since 1980 | since 1990 | since 2000 | since 2010

Most popular boy names, 1880-present | since 1950 | since 1960 | since 1970 | since 1980 | since 1990 | since 2000 | since 2010

Most popular girl names, 1880-present | since 1950 | since 1960 | since 1970 | since 1980 | since 1990 | since 2000 | since 2010

Data Source(s)

All of the data on this page is sourced from the Social Security Administration (SSA) and excludes any names with fewer than 5 occurrences in any geographic area.

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