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Popular Baby Names

Popular baby 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 top baby names in the US along with the popular baby names in the UK are released several months after the year in which the babies were named. 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 master list for the current year published every December.

The top baby names internationally, ranking near the top of the list in several countries, include Emma, Olivia, Isabella, Sophia or Sofia and Charlotte for girls, and Liam, Noah, Jack, and Oliver for boys.

Here are all the the most recently available lists of popular baby names from around the world, which include top girl names and top boy names.

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Top Baby Names US

The top baby names for the USA in 2020 feature Olivia as the Number 1 name for girls, and Liam at the top of the list for boys. The fastest-rising names on the US list include Gianna and Nova for girls, and Theodore and Luka for boys. The list is issued each May by the Social Security Administration.

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Top Baby Names on Nameberry

The most popular names on Nameberry are updated every month with the most visited names on our site. Favorite baby names in 2021 include Luna, Maeve, and Aurelia for girls, and Arlo, Cassius, and Milo for boys. Other top Nameberry names are from the news, like royal Lilibet, and attention-grabbing choices like Danger.

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Top Unique Baby Names

Unique baby names are those below the US Top 1000, led by Kiera and Jerome in 2020. Other unusual girl names swimming just below the Top 1000 are Cordelia, Birdie and Perla, while under-the-radar boy names include Ernest, Imran and Dimitri. America’s full baby name charts are published every May by the Social Security Administration.

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Top Unisex Baby Names

The top unisex baby names in the USA in 2020 were Avery, Riley and Ryan, according to Nameberry’s exclusive analysis. Twice as many baby girls and boys receive one of top gender-neutral names compared with 1980. Other popular gender-neutral names used for baby girls and boys include Charlie, Quinn and Amari. The most common unisex names are based on our expert analysis of the offical US name rankings.

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Top Baby Names of the Future

The top baby names of the future in the US will be Charlotte as the most popular girl name and Liam (still!) as the Number 1 boy name, according to our expert forecast of name trends to 2028. We predict popular names for future parents will also include current favorites Emma and Noah, as well as fast-rising names like Mila and Maverick.

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Top Baby Names England

The top baby names in England and Wales in 2019 were Olivia at Number 1 for girls, and Oliver leading the list for boys. Other popular names include Amelia and Isla, George and Noah. The list is published every August or September by the Office for National Statistics.

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Top Baby Names Scotland

In 2020, the top baby girl name in Scotland was Isla, and the favorite boy name was Jack. Other popular names included Olivia and Emily, Noah and James, plus uniquely Scottish names like Harris and Eilidh. Scotland’s full top baby names are published every March by National Records of Scotland.

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Top Baby Names Ireland

Ireland’s most popular names of 2020 feature Grace as Number 1 for girls, and Jack in top place for boys. Other favorite baby names in Ireland are Fiadh and Emily for girls, and James and Noah for boys, plus more distinctively Irish baby names like Saoirse and Cillian. The top baby names are published yearly by the Central Statistics Office.

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Top Baby Names Australia

Australia’s most popular baby names in 2020 are Charlotte topping the girl list, and Oliver as the Number 1 name for boys. Other popular Australian names include Amelia and Olivia, Noah and William, plus distinctively Aussie choices like Billie and Angus. Australia’s top baby names are published every May by McCrindle.

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Top Baby Names New Zealand

New Zealand’s top baby names in 2020 include Isla at Number 1 for girls, and Oliver leading the list for boys. The most popular Māori girl name was Mia, and the top Māori boy name was Nikau. New Zealand’s baby name charts released each year by SmartStart.

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Top Baby Names France

Popular baby names in France in 2019 were Emma topping the girl list, and Gabriel as the Number 1 boy name. Distinctively French names on the charts include Ambre and Manon, Jules and Gabin. The French baby name rankings are published by Insee.

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Top Baby Names Germany

Germany’s most popular girl name in 2020 was Mia, and the top boy name was Noah. Other popular German baby names include Emilia and Hannah, Ben and Matteo. Germany does not release official national statistics, but the baby name website Beliebte Vornamen publishes popularity rankings each year.

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Top Baby Names Netherlands

The top baby names in the Netherlands in 2020 were Emma for girls, and Noah heading the boy list. Short names are a big trend for Dutch parents, with other popular names including Mila, Tess, Sem and Levi. The top baby names are released early each year by the country’s Social Insurance Bank

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