Top Baby Boy Names 2020

Looking back over the last few decades, you will notice that boy names have been relatively stable. According to the Social Security Administration, which keeps track of such things, the most popular boy’s name was Michael. This name dates back to the 1800s. However, there was a blip in the ’60s when everyone named their boys David, and after that, Jacob had a 13-year run from 1999 – 2012.

If you are currently expecting a baby boy, you have probably been thinking about names and have maybe considered thousands of names. This happens to everyone because you want to give your bundle of joy the most perfect and fitting name. You know, kids usually fit into their names, but there are a few instances where some parents feel that they gave their kids the wrong name.

That won’t happen with our comprehensive list that seeks to give you as many names as possible for you to choose from. Currently, Liam, William, and Noah are the most popular boy names in the U.S. The Social Security Administration has also released a new list of the top boy names that are rising fast in popularity, which we will also include on our list. Plus, there are also some international names that are quickly drawing people in.

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Names Poised To Become Very Popular In 2020

Since the SSA usually records every new birth in the country, they have the most updated information when it comes to the popularity of names. Their list of the most common names comprises of some surprises and that you would never have imagined. Here are 10 names rising in popularity by the day.

  • Saint
  • Genesis
  • Kairo
  • Baker
  • Kenzo
  • Watson
  • Kylo
  • Jaxtyn
  • Karsyn
  • Dakari

Saint was, of course, made famous by Kim Kardashian who named her 4th born child the same. Likewise, Kylo is on the rise because it is the name of Darth Vander’s devotee and Han Solo’s son, who is played by Adam Driver in The Force Awakens. This is quite strange as the father of the character is ultimately killed by his own son.

International Names On The Rise

The SSA has also released some of the international names on the rise. The names that rose to the top of the list were Alva, Austin, Tate, Acacius, Diego, Lucius, Easton, Ash, Luca, and Cash. This is bringing in the trend of using borrowed names from other countries, and it’s not just one country. There are people loving the Italian/Spanish names Mateo and Luca, Hebrew names such as Ezekiel and Asher, and Hawaiian names like Kai.

Scandinavian names are slowly gaining ground as well. You will find some using the name Soren, which is also a name from Game of Thrones, which makes it extremely popular. Also, Leif, Axel, and Stellan are doing very well.

Names From The Bachelor And Bachelorette

BabyCenter noted that some parents have been using names that are associated with The Bachelor, especially the name Brooks which was the name of the baby born to the former Bachelor in Paradise contestants Tanner Tolbert and Jade Roper. Hayes, which is the name of the Bachelor’s Whitney Bischoff’s son is also becoming popular. Another famous name from The Bachelor is Cruz. This is the middle name of Chris Siegfried and Desiree Hartsock’s son.

Nicknames That Are Popular Names In 2020

People are slowly taking a cue from the Meghan and Harry’s baby Archie, and have started using the nickname-style name for their baby boys. The most popular names in this trend are the following.

  • Ricky
  • Izzy
  • Eli
  • Archie
  • Freddy
  • Leo
  • Randy
  • Tony
  • Rudy
  • Frankie
  • Frank

Religious Names On The Rise In 2020

Also trending are religious names that are either from the bible or international influences. These names are borrowed from other cultures and make for interesting yet unique names.

  • Mateo
  • Luca
  • Ezekiel
  • Elijah
  • Muhammad
  • Genesis
  • Leif
  • Axel
  • Asher
  • Miles

Popular Names From TV Shows And Movies

Also, trendy today, are TV and movie names that are making excellent waves beyond the screen. These names represent iconic characters from Star Wars, Game of Thrones and Avengers which were the most famous movies and TV series in the last year.

  • Cassian
  • Tyrian
  • Kylo
  • Ezra
  • Remi

Boy Names That Are Inspired By Celebrities

You have to agree that Keanu Reeves was amongst the most talked about celebrities in 2019, and this is evidenced clearly by the number of people who have named their boys after him. Here are the top 10 most-used celebrity names in 2020.

  • Nash
  • Keanu
  • Rhett
  • Leonardo
  • Paisley
  • Archie
  • Maverick
  • Jonas
  • Luke
  • Jonas
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Naming your child is no easy feat, and some parents can look forever for the best name to choose from. In fact, some even wait for the baby to be born and then they try out names on them, till they feel one that fits. We hope we have made this process a little easier for you.