Special Report

America’s 40 Most Popular Baby Names in 2020

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10. Harper
> Pct. of girls named Harper in 2020: 0.55%
> Girls named Harper in 2020: 8,778 out of 1.6 million
> Between 2000 – 2020, Harper was most popular in: 2018 with 10,624 — or 0.63% of all newborn girls, named Harper
> Meaning and origin: The name has English, Scottish, and Irish origins. It used to be the last name of a person who played the harp.
> Pictured: Novelist Harper Lee

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9. Evelyn
> Pct. of girls named Evelyn in 2020: 0.59%
> Girls named Evelyn in 2020: 9,445 out of 1.6 million
> Between 2000 – 2020, Evelyn was most popular in: 2019 with 10,412 — or 0.62% of all newborn girls, named Evelyn
> Meaning and origin: The name may have originated as a mixture of Eve, which means life or living in Hebrew, and Lynn. It may also be the English version of Aveline, which is the French variant of the Germanic Avila.
> Pictured: Model and actress Evelyn Nesbit

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8. Mia
> Pct. of girls named Mia in 2020: 0.70%
> Girls named Mia in 2020: 11,157 out of 1.6 million
> Between 2000 – 2020, Mia was most popular in: 2015 with 14,914 — or 0.84% of all newborn girls, named Mia
> Meaning and origin: The name is of Italian and Scandinavian origin meaning “mine or bitter.”
> Pictured: Former soccer player Mia Hamm

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7. Isabella
> Pct. of girls named Isabella in 2020: 0.75%
> Girls named Isabella in 2020: 12,066 out of 1.6 million
> Between 2000 – 2020, Isabella was most popular in: 2010 with 22,924 — or 1.29% of all newborn girls, named Isabella
> Meaning and origin: A form of Elizabeth, Isabella is also derived from the Hebrew name Elisheba.
> Pictured: Isabella I, Queen of Castile

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6. Amelia
> Pct. of girls named Amelia in 2020: 0.79%
> Girls named Amelia in 2020: 12,704 out of 1.6 million
> Between 2000 – 2020, Amelia was most popular in: 2020 with 12,704 — or 0.79% of all newborn girls, named Amelia
> Meaning and origin: The name is Latin but has a Germanic origin that means “laborious.”
> Pictured: Pilot Amelia Earhart