Popular names are measured individually by country, with many overlaps in the top names but also wide variations. At Nameberry, we also keep our own list of top baby names based on which name pages our users visit most.
The lists of the most popular names 2020 in the US along with the top baby names UK are released several months after the year in which the babies were named. The US also releases lists of popular names by state , with the full Top 1000 included on Nameberry.
Australia and Canada tally provincial name popularity lists but not national totals, and other countries measure most popular baby names in a range of ways from completely to not at all.
Top baby names on Nameberry are based on which names attract the most views from our visitors each month, with a complete list for the current year published every December. Our internal baby name statistics measure which names parents are considering for the future, versus which names were used for babies in the past.
The top baby names internationally, ranking near the top of the list in several countries, include girl names Emma, Olivia, Isabella, Sophia or Sofia and Charlotte, and boy names Liam, Noah, Jack, and Oliver.