America’s most popular baby names in 2020
The Social Security Administration has released the official list of America’s top baby names from 2020.
Liam and Olivia once again topped the list of baby names. It was the fourth year in a row that Liam has clinched the #1 spot on the boys’ list with 19,659 babies given that name in 2020.
According to the SSA data, in 2020, there were 17,535 babies named Olivia. Last year, Olivia ended the five-year-run of Emma being America’s most popular name for girls.
Two new names appeared on the boys’ list for 2020 — Henry and Alexander. Those names edged out Mason and Ethan for spots on the 2020 list.
At the time of a child’s birth, parents give the name to the agency when applying for a child’s Social Security card, so the SSA list is considered America’s official source for the most popular baby names.
Over the last 100 years, Michael has held the top spot for boys most often (44 times), while Mary has been ranked number one for girls 35 times, according to the SSA.