Choosing a baby name is a big decision. Some parents-to-be keep it straightforward by selecting a family name, while others prefer something classic, or trendy, or completely unique.
The thought process that goes into choosing a baby name ranges from questioning how many other kids will your child share it with in school to worrying if a unique name will be too difficult to spell. These contemplations are a normal part of the process, but we’re here to help you get started.
What’s Trending Overall?
Whether you want to name your child after a famous celebrity or are more interested in a name that sounds stylish, there is a great deal of variety in the trending names for 2020.
According to the Social Security Administration (SSA), which tracks baby names, Emma has been the most popular girl name since 2015 and is still trending, with Liam topping the chart as the most popular boy name. Current trending girl names include Isabella, Sophia, and Olivia, while Noah, William, and Michael make the list of boy names.
While the SSA is certainly a trustworthy source for tracking current and past statistics, the popular baby naming sites such as Nameberry and BabyCenter are also reliable sources when it comes to knowing those that are up-and-coming based on online searches among soon-to-be parents.
Trending Girl Names
The top girl names consist of an array of choices that include everything from classic and celebrity names to names that are inspired by gems, nature, spirituality, or plants. So, if you’re choosing for a little girl, check out the ones currently blossoming:
Popular Boy Names
Out of the top boy names for 2020, the list is comprised of famous athletes and celebrity-inspired choices as well as ancient and biblical names. Expect to hear names that are borrowed from foreign countries such as Ezekiel or Mateo. Trending boy names will also be imitating choices made by the Royal Duke and Duchess, famous actors and actresses, and the characters played on popular shows like Game of Thrones and the Avengers movie.
Unique Name Ideas
If you still haven’t made a decision after seeing this list of names, consider selecting a name based on one of the following trends.
Names Inspired By Locations
Consider a place that holds a special meaning in your heart. It may be somewhere that you and your significant other associate with a special event, or perhaps you merely like the sound of the word.
Short and Sweet Names
With the minimalist inspired mindset that less is more, shorter 3 or 4-letter names are in. Nicknames are becoming a thing of the past and replaced by choices like Kit, Onyx, Zora, or Bode.
Brand Inspired Names
Finally, if you want a name to make a big impact, choose a name from a famous designer or big brand name, such as Bjorn, Arden, Dior, and even Ford, which are making their way into the list of baby names.
If you want to choose a namesake that will make your baby feel empowered as they grow up, consider a name like Reign, Promise, Queen, Legacy, or Dream.
Bottom line, the right name will resonate with you, and you’ll just know it’s the perfect choice!