Actress Reese Witherspoon and singer Billie Eilish are influencing the 2020 top baby girl names, while parents are looking back centuries to consider boys’ names like Acacius and Lucius.
Nameberry released its list of the Top Baby Names for 2020. Nameberry’s formula measures the names that have attracted the most interest compared to last year from the site’s 11 million page views. The list is predictive and won’t reflect the Social Security Administration’s top baby names, Nameberry co-creator and CEO Pamela Redmond Satran said in a news release.
Top 10 Girl Names
Girls names starting with the letters and sound “Ad,” including Ada and Adele, have been on the rise, Satran said.
Actress Reese Witherspoon, with the return of “Big Little Lies,” and her year trying out new social media channels, has had a highly visible year.
MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski likely influenced this rising name.
The Scottish name is poised to rise higher than 52 on the Social Security Administration list in the coming years, Nameberry predicts.
Amina was the mother of the prophet Muhammad.
An Irish and Welsh name that can be a unisex name, but is usually used for girls.
The celestial name is closing in on becoming one of the top 50 names on the Social Security Administration list.
The spiritual name is popular with Spanish-speaking parents, Nameberry discovered.
The old-fashioned name could make a comeback.
The singing sensation Billie Eilish is credited with bringing this name back, which thanks to Billie Holiday hit a high point in 1929 and 1930 when it was in the top 100 names.
Top 10 Boy Names
This Texas city name with a reputation for being hip and liberal is ready to rocket to the top.
Satran says that every child knows this is the middle name of inventor Thomas Edison. Doubtful. But Edison is having a moment, apparently, thus the popularity of his middle name, she says.
This name scores because it ends in S — very trendy — and it’s ancient.
This Norse name means cheerful.
Diego is hot, hot, hot for U.S. boy right now.
This literally means “east town.”
Another ancient name, hailing from Rome and meaning light.
Short for the ancient names of Cassius or Cassian or a tribute to Johnny Cash.
Short form of the biblical, Asher, which means happy or it could refer to the tree of the same name.
This European favorite is growing ever more popular with American moms and dads.
More trending names
Nameberry also includes a hot list of girls, boys and unisex names that showed a jump in searches from parents over the last year. Among them: Piper, Indigo, Octavia, Harlow, Elio, Finn, Kit, Kieran, Phoenix, Remy and Rowan.
Check out the full list of top baby names for 2020.
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