The Only Baby Names List You'll Need in 2020

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One constant issue faced by parents when they have a child is the simple question of “what on earth do we call them?”. Name trends are something which changes from year to year with only a minimal amount of constants. New TV shows, movies, singers and general opinions mean finding the name which sits right for your child can be difficult when you have so many options. From regal names, names inspired by nature or the ever-growing pop culture, history and religious texts, we've come up with the most comprehensive list of predictions for 2020, so you needn't look anywhere else!

2020 Name Predictions

If you aren't particular about the origin of the name you give your child or just want some general inspiration, here are some of the most popular names we've predicted for 2020. 

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Top Boy Names

  1. Oliver
  2. Harry
  3. Charlie
  4. Noah
  5. George
  6. Jack
  7. Alfie
  8. Leo
  9. Jacob
  10. Freddie
  11. Oscar
  12. Theo
  13. Archie
  14. Arthur
  15. Logan
  16. Joshua
  17. Thomas
  18. James
  19. Henry
  20. Max

Top Girl Names

  1. Olivia
  2. Amelia
  3. Isla
  4. Ava
  5. Emily
  6. Sophia
  7. Grace
  8. Mia
  9. Poppy
  10. Ella
  11. Lily
  12. Evie
  13. Isabella
  14. Sophie
  15. Ivy
  16. Freya
  17. Harper
  18. Willow
  19. Charlotte
  20. Jessica

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To help further, we've also put some lists together to help those who already know the general theme of name, whether it's something meaningful, something religious, something regal or a trendy celebrity name, we've found some names we think will be very popular in 2020.

Top Regal Names

With the Dutchesses of Cambridge and Sussex expanding the new generation of royals in the past few years with their princely significant others, regal names have been growing in popularity for new babies. George, Charlotte, Louis and Arthur being the newest additions of the Royal family, these names have also been cropping up across the country. Here's a list of the top 20 Boys and Girls regal names for 2020.

Boys

  1. George
  2. Arthur
  3. Louis
  4. James
  5. Philip
  6. Albert
  7. Charles
  8. Alexander
  9. Edward
  10. Henry
  11. Oliver
  12. Richard
  13. Thomas
  14. Alfred
  15. David
  16. Frederick
  17. William
  18. Andrew
  19. Billy
  20. Harry

Girls

  1. Elizabeth
  2. Victoria
  3. Alice
  4. Alexandra
  5. Charlotte
  6. Diana
  7. Grace
  8. Sophia
  9. Isabella
  10. Mary
  11. Olivia
  12. Alexandrina
  13. Catherine / Kate
  14. Anne
  15. Caroline
  16. Amelia
  17. Emily
  18. Florence
  19. Frances
  20. Henrietta

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Top Celebrity Names

One of the most popular influences when picking a name for your baby is pop culture. Whether it's your favourite singer or your other halves' favourite movie star, artist or influencer, using names found in the showbiz or the art world has grown increasingly popular over the past few years. In the UK, we're being more and more influenced by American pop culture especially, that we're seeing more and more typically American names appear on birth certificates across the country. Here are the top celebrity-inspired names we've predicted for 2020.

Boys

  1. Gene
  2. Stark
  3. Bruin
  4. Jacob
  5. Justin
  6. Crew
  7. Miles
  8. Hudson
  9. Dallas
  10. Freddy
  11. Tyrion
  12. Luca
  13. Easton
  14. Leo
  15. Jonas
  16. Nick
  17. Archie
  18. Beau
  19. Angelo
  20. Axel / Axl

Girls

  1. Ivy
  2. Rhett
  3. Rose
  4. Winter
  5. Phoenix
  6. Ariana
  7. Billie
  8. Skyler
  9. Violet
  10. Paisley
  11. Camila
  12. Eleven
  13. Millie
  14. Luna
  15. Story
  16. Phoebe
  17. Arya
  18. Sansa
  19. Harper
  20. Snow

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Top Religious Names

People have been taking names out of holy books, historical texts and religious figures for as long as history stretches. The Bible, Quran, Torah and other religious texts are the main sources of inspiration this 2020 for religious names. Here's our top 20.

Boys

  1. Mohammad
  2. Jacob
  3. Muhammad
  4. Andrew
  5. Kaamil
  6. Caleb
  7. Ben
  8. Dawid
  9. Omar
  10. Aaron
  11. Elijah
  12. Gabriel
  13. James
  14. John
  15. Luke
  16. Page
  17. Warren
  18. Asher
  19. Bartholomew
  20. David

Girls

  1. Abby
  2. Jemima
  3. Tabitha
  4. Eve
  5. Paige
  6. Saafia
  7. Chloe
  8. Patricia
  9. Willow
  10. Aisha
  11. Mary
  12. Bethany
  13. Faith
  14. Zahra
  15. Abigail
  16. Rose
  17. Lydia
  18. Justice
  19. Grace
  20. Hannah

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Top Nature-Inspired Names

With so much beauty in the world around us, there's no wonder people often draw names from their surroundings and bless their little bundle of joy with the same beauty, in name form. Here are some of the top nature-inspired names for 2020.

Boys

  1. Ash
  2. River
  3. Aspen
  4. Dean
  5. Field
  6. Forrest
  7. Reed
  8. Marsh
  9. Storm
  10. Robin
  11. North
  12. Orion
  13. Shire
  14. Bear
  15. Flint
  16. Hawk
  17. Heron
  18. Leo
  19. Woody
  20. Sunny

Girls

  1. Autumn
  2. Blossom
  3. River
  4. Dawn
  5. Dove
  6. Fern
  7. Ember
  8. Olive
  9. Summer
  10. Storm
  11. Wren
  12. Meadow
  13. Misty
  14. Maple
  15. Willow
  16. Flora
  17. Coral
  18. Breeze
  19. Holly
  20. Hazel

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Top Gender-Neutral / Unisex Names

Many gender-neutral names are not actually wholly gender-neutral as they'll always be used for one sex more than the other,  with some names starting off predominantly used for boys or girls and then later crossing over to the opposite sex in more modern times. We've scoured the internet and found 20 of the most popular gender-neutral non-binary names in 2020.

  1. Charlie
  2. Finley
  3. Justice
  4. Royal
  5. Lennon
  6. Armani
  7. Oakley
  8. Skyler
  9. Frankie
  10. Sidney
  11. Robin
  12. Campbell
  13. Lake
  14. Ramsey
  15. Perry
  16. Ocean
  17. Storm
  18. Jules
  19. Honor
  20. Clarke

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Worst Baby Names

So you've seen the best names, how about the worst? We took to Reddit to find out just what the general public think are the worst baby names they've come across in recent years. Here's the wost 20 baby names of 2020.

  1. Strawberry Rain (posted by Reddit user captainmagictrousers)
  2. Kingslayer - a sword in Game of Thrones (posted by tree42o)
  3. Rhythm (posted by LittleLint)
  4. Diesel Duramax (posted by user mandy6919)
  5. Jennifert
  6. Psamantha (posted by MicholashCaged)
  7. Heorgie - pronounced 'he-orshie' (posted by mosin_user)
  8. Leche  - 'milk' in Spanish (posted by killeroftherose)
  9. Taqueria - a place that sells tacos (posted by marcusmf)
  10. Infinite (posted by AHoneyBC)
  11. Khaleesi - 'Queen' in Game of Thrones' Dothraki language (posted by PunchBeard)
  12. Galaxy (posted by one-eleven)
  13. Uranus - Urie for short (posted by mpdscb)
  14. Furious 
  15. Bunny - for a boy (posted by beansmeansheinz)
  16. Kindergarten - 'Pre-School' in German (posted by spaceklods)
  17. Marijuana (posted by devourthegalaxy)
  18. Twizzler (posted by egnards)
  19. Dijonnaise (posted by kbit2)
  20. Kviiilyn - pronounced Kaitlyn (posted by joadgr)

If you are one of the many parents struggling to find that perfect name for your child this year, then why not use this list as a starting point, and for more help, why not take a look at our blog ‘How To Pick the Perfect Baby Name’ for further guidance to help you make the perfect choice.

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