Nameberry has compiled a list of the most popular baby names of 2020 so far. Luna and Milo are leading the roster for girls and boys. Surprisingly missing for the Top 10 was Cora, a favorite from previous years.  


“We projected Cora would rank among the top girls’ names in the US for years to come,” said Nameberry’s CEO Pamela Redmond. “But Cora’s popularity is waning because it’s too close to coronavirus.”

With Cora out of the running for the top spot, Luna has risen to the number one slot. Similar to Cora, Luna is a sleek yet ancient mythological creature. 

Top 10 Girl Names

  • Luna
  • Maeve
  • Aurora
  • Olivia
  • Isla
  • Ava
  • Ophelia
  • Eleanor
  • Eloise
  • Aurelia


Top 10 Boy Names

  • Milo
  • Asher
  • Atticus
  • Oliver
  • Levi
  • Silas
  • Arlo
  • Leo
  • Theodore
  • Jasper

Nameberry calculates its popularity list on the basis of which name pages received the most visits. While it may not be an official count of how many babies received these names, it is the closest list parents can get at this time. Due to COVID-19 the SSA has delayed announcing its official list of 2019’s popular names indefinitely.

Additionally, the names that have made the most dramatic leaps up the list compared to a year ago are:


  • Kiara
  • Nova
  • Luna
  • Ayla
  • Zara
  • Athena
  • Cordelia
  • Maeve
  • Florence
  • Anastasia



  • Enzo
  • Phoenix
  • Arlo
  • Lucius
  • Kai
  • Hugo
  • Levi
  • Ezekiel
  • Caleb
  • Rowan


For the full 2020 popularity list, visit Nameberry.

—Jennifer Swartvagher

Featured photo: Jonathan Borba on Unsplash


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