These are the most popular baby names of 2020

These are the most popular baby names of 2020

Sophia held on to the number one spot for the 11th year running, while Karen is on the decline. Find out which names made the 'Most Popular Baby Names' list.

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Naming your child can be the easiest or hardest thing to do. Your little one will have to live with the name for the rest of their lives, so choose wisely!

If you need help coming up with names, then BabyCenter's most popular baby names of 2020 might help you figure it out. 

Sophia is the most popular girl's name, while Liam claimed the top spot in the boy category. 

Sophia has been a favourite for years and has held onto the number one spot for 11 years in a row. 

Everly, Avery, Zoe, Luna, and Harper remain top picks as well. They were all listed in the top 30. Parents also love Muhammad, Mason, Luca, Ethan, and Daniel for boys.

Emerson, Claire, Allison, Beau, Max, and Evan just about made it into the top 100. 

Unsurprisingly, the name Karen declined by 13%. 

Some of the world's most talked-about stars in 2020 also saw their names gain popularity. Kobe rose by 175% following basketball star Kobe Bryant's death in January. He was killed in a helicopter crash

Kobe's daughter, Gianna, who was one of the crash victims, was also honoured by some parents. Her name's popularity shot up by 216%. 

Kamala Harris, who is America's vice president-elect, also inspired baby name choices. Kamala rose by 104% in 2020. 

Here's a look at the top 10. 

Top 10 Girls Names

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

Top 10 Boys Names 

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

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