There has been a big change in popular girls’ names in recent years, with people opting for fewer classics (like Rebecca or Sarah) and going for some more unusual names instead. In tenth place is Arya, perhaps due to Game of Thrones fame. Seventh on the list is Luna, sixth is Violet, and fifth is Aurora. These are definitely more quirky than years gone by! In third place is Emelia or Amelia – perhaps Game of Thrones-inspired once again! Ava takes the second spot and Charlotte is at the top. Interestingly, Royal names always seem to make it to the top of the baby name charts.
As if to prove our previous point, you’ll find George at the top of the popularity list for boys’ names. There are definitely more classics in the boy’s chart, including Liam in second place, Theodore in seventh, and Owen in ninth. However, there are some quirkier names throughout, including Aiden in fourth, Gabriel in fifth, Caleb in sixth, and Elijah in tenth.
Another interesting point to note is that more people are opting for ‘older names’ that perhaps remind them of their grandparents or great-grandparents. Recent risers in the popular baby name charts include Audrey, Eloise, and Vivian for girls. For the boys, names such as Atticus, Jasper, and Arthur have all been creeping up the charts.
So, now we know the most popular baby names in 2020, what will you go for?