Most Popular Baby Names 2020…so far
Cora stood at Number 8 on the popular baby name website’s list at this time last year, and had moved all the way up to Number 6 on the official 2019 list. But the name is too reminiscent of coronavirus so its popularity is waning.
The dimming of Cora’s star may be one reason for Luna‘s rise to the top spot. Like Cora, Luna is a sleek yet ancient mythological name. Luna is the Roman goddess of the moon, and perhaps more significantly for the name’s current visibility, the name of Chrissy Teigen and John Legend’s daughter.
Top boys’ name Milo has similarly ancient roots: It was the name of a six-time wrestling champion in the original Olympics.
Nameberry’s ten most popular baby names for the first half of 2020 are:
We calculate our popularity list on the basis of which name pages received the most visits. While this is not an official count of how many babies received these names, it’s the closest anybody might be able to get right now. Due to Covd-19, the Social Security Administration delayed announcing its 2019 list of popular names indefinitely.
For boys, the names making the biggest upward moves are:
Many of these names sharing a new moment in the sun are multi-cultural or have ancient roots in mythology or the bible.
Kiara, the hottest girl name up nearly 200% over last year, might be a spelling variation of Chiara, the Italian version of Claire, or an Aboriginal nature name, or the name of Simba’s daughter in The Lion King.
Nameberry’s full list of Top 100 baby names for the first half of 2020 are:
GIRL NAMES NEW TO THE TOP 100
Names new to the Top 100 are a combination of fresh choices making big leaps upwards, some of them on the hottest list, and widely popular names still attracting attention from Nameberry’s visitors.
The new names to the girls’ Top 100 2020 compared with 2019’s mid-year tally are: