Special Report

America’s 40 Most Popular Baby Names in 2020

Most Popular Girl Names
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20. Mila
> Pct. of girls named Mila in 2020: 0.41%
> Girls named Mila in 2020: 6,602 out of 1.6 million
> Between 2000 – 2020, Mila was most popular in: 2018 with 8,154 — or 0.48% of all newborn girls, named Mila
> Meaning and origin: The Slavic name Mila comes from a derivation of the word milu, meaning dear.
> Pictured: Actress Mila Kunis

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19. Avery
> Pct. of girls named Avery in 2020: 0.42%
> Girls named Avery in 2020: 6,698 out of 1.6 million
> Between 2000 – 2020, Avery was most popular in: 2014 with 9,574 — or 0.54% of all newborn girls, named Avery
> Meaning and origin: The meaning behind the name Avery seems to be unclear with one definition suggesting “ruling with elf wisdom.”
> Pictured: Canadian journalist Avery Haines

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18. Emily
> Pct. of girls named Emily in 2020: 0.43%
> Girls named Emily in 2020: 6,856 out of 1.6 million
> Between 2000 – 2020, Emily was most popular in: 2000 with 25,957 — or 1.43% of all newborn girls, named Emily
> Meaning and origin: Derived from the Latin name Aemilia, meaning “striving” or “eager.”
> Pictured: Writer Emily Brontë

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17. Sofia
> Pct. of girls named Sofia in 2020: 0.43%
> Girls named Sofia in 2020: 6,926 out of 1.6 million
> Between 2000 – 2020, Sofia was most popular in: 2015 with 9,694 — or 0.54% of all newborn girls, named Sofia
> Meaning and origin: Sofia is merely a form of the more common spelling, Sophia, which is also on this list.
> Pictured: Actress Sofia Vergara

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16. Elizabeth
> Pct. of girls named Elizabeth in 2020: 0.45%
> Girls named Elizabeth in 2020: 7,216 out of 1.6 million
> Between 2000 – 2020, Elizabeth was most popular in: 2000 with 15,108 — or 0.83% of all newborn girls, named Elizabeth
> Meaning and origin: Derived from a form of the Hebrew name Elisheva, meaning “My God is an oath.”
> Pictured: Queen Elizabeth