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Choosing a name for your baby-to-be is arguably one of the most important decisions you’ll make during your pregnancy! Should you go with something classic that will stand the test of time? Should you keep tradition with a name that’s been in your family for generations? Or, should you go for a name that’s more modern and unique?

As this list show, folks who became parents in 2020 kept their baby’s names pretty conservative despite their births taking place in the wildest year in modern history!

Baby names often mirror the times, and 2020 was no different. Some notable changes in the 2020 list include the rise in popularity in the name Kobe, which shot up 175% after Kobe Bryant lost his life in a tragic helicopter accident alongside his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna, a name that shot up 216% in popularity for girls. On the social and political fronts, Kamala was 104% more popular last year and the name Liberty was up 12%. The names Karen and Chad declined by 13% and 12% respectively.

Here are the top 50 most popular baby names for both boys and girls in 2020, according to BabyCenter, who pulled data from 520,000 new parents!

Rank – Girls Name – Boys Name

1 – Sophia – Liam

2 – Olivia – Noah

3 – Riley – Jackson

4 – Emma – Aiden

5 – Ava – Elijah

6 – Isabella – Grayson

7 – Aria – Lucas

8 – Aaliyah – Oliver

9 – Amelia – Caden

10 – Mia – Mateo

11 – Layla – Muhammad

12 – Zoe – Mason

13 – Camilla – Carter

14 – Charlotte – Jayden

15 – Eliana – Ethan

16 – Mila – Sebastian

17 – Everly – James

18 – Luna – Michael

19 – Avery – Benjamin

20 – Evelyn – Logan

21 – Harper – Leo

22 – Lily – Luca

23 – Ella – Alexander

24 – Gianna – Levi

25 – Chloe – Daniel

26 – Adalyn – Josiah

27 – Charlie – Henry

28 – Isla – Jace

29 – Ellie – Julian

30 – Leah – Jack

31 – Nora – Ryan

32 – Scarlett – Jacob

33 – Maya – Asher

34 – Abigail – Wyatt

35 – Madison – William

36 – Aubrey – Owen

37 – Emily – Gabriel

38 – Kinsley – Miles

39 – Elena – Lincoln

40 – Paisley – Ezra

41 – Madelyn – Isaiah

42 – Aurora – Luke

43 – Peyton – Cameron

44 – Nova – Caleb

45 – Emilia – Isaac

46 – Hannah – Carson

47 – Sarah – Samuel

48 – Ariana – Colton

49 – Penelope – Maverick

50 – Lila – Matthew

See the complete list of the top 100 most popular baby names in 2020 by clicking here!