Looking for some hints on what baby names will top the charts this year? Names.org just released its predictions for the top baby names in 2020. While we’ve still got several long months to go, it’s always fun to see which names are expected to take off.

These are the top predictions for babies born in America but we reckon they are looking pretty accurate for Australia too.

If you’re expecting a 2020 baby, then be sure to check to see if your shortlisted names are on the list.

Predictions for most popular boys’ names

  1. Liam
  2. Noah
  3. William
  4. Oliver
  5. Lucas
  6. Benjamin
  7. Elijah
  8. James
  9. Henry
  10. Alexander

Predictions for most popular girls’ names

  1. Emma
  2. Olivia
  3. Ava
  4. Isabella
  5. Charlotte
  6. Sophia
  7. Amelia
  8. Mia
  9. Mila
  10. Harper

The Wild Cards

Names.org also keeps track of “wildcard” names—those that weren’t in the top 10 list last year but could potentially make it this year.

Boys

  1. Theodore
  2. Asher
  3. Leo
  4. Hudson
  5. Ezra
  6. Carson
  7. Santiago
  8. Mateo
  9. Elias
  10. Jack (note: Jack is already in the top 10 in Australia)

Girls 

  1. Luna
  2. Nova
  3. Everly
  4. Isla (note: Isla is already in the top 10 in Australia)
  5. Camila
  6. Ivy
  7. Emelia
  8. Valentina
  9. Willow
  10. Emery

More 2020 baby name predictions

We’ve done a fair bit of our own research on baby names predictions for 2020 and reckon these ones are also going to be hugely trendy this year. The inspiration? Royal names, boho names and vintage-inspired monikers.

Boys

  1. George
  2. Arthur
  3. Archie
  4. Freddie
  5. Grayson
  6. Roman
  7. Miles
  8. Maverick
  9. Logan
  10. Bear

Girls

  1. Penelope
  2. Daisy
  3. Audrey
  4. Freya
  5. Olive
  6. Astrid
  7. Elsie
  8. Millie
  9. Billie
  10. Jasmine

Some pretty cute name ideas here, don’t you think? And no Corona, Covid, Quarantine or Sanitiser, thank goodness!

If you are looking for more baby name ideas, check out our baby names section – we’ve got plenty of goodies – and a few funny ones to avoid too!

 

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Born and raised in Canada, Jenna now lives in Far North Queensland with her tribe. When the mum-of-three is not writing, you can find her floating in the pool, watching princess movies, frolicking on the beach, bouncing her baby to sleep or nagging her older kids to put on their pants.

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