So, you’re having a baby! Whether you’re expecting your first little bundle of joy or you’re adding another child to your growing family, choosing a baby name can be a little overwhelming and stressful. There are thousands of top baby name lists you can browse online and baby name books you can read, but it often ends up feeling like you’re looking for the needle in a haystack!
You’re probably starting to find that you're seeing the same names again and again. That’s because a lot of the top baby name lists feature the names that are most commonly used. There are a lot of great options on those lists, but keep in mind that if you're using one of the most popular names, there's the chance that your child won't be the only one with that name in their social circle!
One thing’s for sure, there are some clear baby name trends that have taken hold in 2020. Let's explore some of the most recent fads in the hopes that they give you a few ideas!
Surnames As First Names
Choosing a first name that’s typically associated with a surname has become a super popular choice for mamas having a baby in 2020. Think about names like Smith, Jones, Briggs, etc.
Cutesy Girl Names
Sweet and cute girl names like Poppy and Rosy have been on the rise for a while, but they’ve been especially popular in 2020.
Old Fashioned Male Names
Girl names went through a similar trend when everyone was using names like Hazel, Lucy and Ava. Now, more traditional male names are rising to the tops of baby name rankings. Can you picture yourself having a little Frank, Fred, Wyatt or Duke?
We did a little of our own research and picked out 20 of the newest baby names we're starting to see that we think have great potential to gain popularity in 2020! Need some inspiration to dream up your own perfect moniker? If you’re looking for a unique name that still feels classic and timeless, we think you’ll love these options:
Our Favourite New Baby Girl Names for 2020
Our Favourite New Baby Boy Names for 2020
Still can't find a name you like? Make sure you check out our top names list from 2019 for even more ideas!