Every year we get a complete list of the most popular baby names and let's be honest, it's pretty fun to see if any names you love made the list.

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The list was complied by BabyCenter.com.

According to WIVB, 2020's events had an influence on the list. The tragic death of basketball star Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna back in January was honored by many families, as Kobe rose to the 216th most popular name for boys. Gianna rose to 24th for girls.

“Parents are seeking comfort by naming their babies after people they admire, especially those who’ve passed on. We expect this trend to continue well into 2021,” said Linda Murray, BabyCenter’s global editor in chief.

What about Karen? The 2020 trend for the name caused it to drop 153 spots, compared to 2019...wow.

Here are the top 10 names for both boys and girls.


  1. Sophia
  2. Olivia
  3. Riley
  4. Emma
  5. Ava
  6. Isabella
  7. Aria
  8. Aaliyah
  9. Amelia
  10. Mia


  1. Liam
  2. Noah
  3. Jackson
  4. Aiden
  5. Elijah
  6. Grayson
  7. Lucas
  8. Oliver
  9. Caden
  10. Mateo

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