Most Popular Baby Names of 2020

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Most Popular Baby Names of 2020

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We’re only half way through 2020 however website Nameberry have released the most popular baby names of the year to date. Whether you’re looking for baby name inspiration or if you’re curious just to see what this years trends are, there are some truly beautiful names to choose from.

As you might have guessed, the usual favourites were still prominent at the top with the addition of a few new names to the list.

Girls Names

1. Luna

The name Luna has grown in popularity recently especially since Chrissy Tiegan and John Legend named their daughter Luna. The name of the Roman goddess the origin of the name means “moon”, it’s got a wonderful classic yet unique feel to it.

2. Aurora

This is one of the most popular baby names of 2020 for girls. Aurora means “Dawn” in Latin.

3. Maeve

The name Maeve is of Irish origin meaning “she who intoxicates”. In Irish mythology in as the powerful warrior Queen of Connacht.

4. Olivia

First popularised by William Shakespere’s Character in Twelfth night, this popular baby name means “olive tree” in Latin.

5. Isla

The name Isla is a girl’s name of both Scottish & Spanish Origin. Spanish origin meaning “island”

6. Ava

Another Latin favourite…The name Ava is a girl’s name meaning “life”.

7. Charlotte

The name Charlotte means Free and is of French origin. This traditional name has risen in popularity again after Kate Middleton named her little girl Charlotte.

8. Ophelia

This lovely name means Helper and is of Greek origin.

9. Eloise

This lovely name means Helper and is of Greek origin.

10. Elenore

This lovely name means Helper and is of Greek origin.

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Boys Names

1. Asher

The biblical name Asher (meaning happy and blessed) has taken this years’ top spot so far.

2. Milo

Last years’ number one has fallen to second place so far this year. The name Milo is a boy’s name of German origin and means “soldier” or “merciful”

3. Oliver

This popular, traditional name often graces the top 10 popular baby names list. Oliver is a masculine given name of Old French and Medieval British origin meaning “olive tree”.

4. Levi

The name Levi is a boy’s name of Hebrew origin meaning “joined, attached”.

5. Silas

With Latin/English origin, the name origin of Silas is “wood” and “forest”

6. Atticus

The name Atticus is a boy’s name of Greek, Latin origin meaning “from Attica”. Atticus derives from the Greek ‘Attikos’, meaning “from Attica,” the Ancient Greek region that contained Athens.

7. Theodore

A powerful greek name meaning “god given” or “gift of god” this popular name is often also shortened to “Teddy”.

8. Jasper

This now quintessentially British name is commonly believed to be of Persian origin, meaning “Treasurer”

9. Leo

Similarly to the star sign Leo, this powerful name means Lion in Latin.

10. Arlo

According to Nameberry, The name Arlo is a boy’s name of Spanish origin.

Arlo has many possible derivations: possibly a shortened form of Italian name Carlo, and in Basque-speaking regions it is the word for area. In English, Arlo was first used by Edmund Spenser in The Faerie Queene and is thought to derive from the Celtic word Aherlow, meaning “between two highlands.”