Baby naming trends – upward

A couple of years ago I posted about what baby names were trending upward or downward. At that time the most recent Social Security data was from 2017. Now the 2020 baby name data is out, so I thought I’d update that post. After all, trends tend to be very … trendy. If you just want to know what baby names are the most popular, there are plenty of sites online for that, include the Social Security site here. What I’m more interested in are the names that are rapidly gaining or falling in favor. So here goes.

Boys’ names that gained the most in popularity from 2017 to 2020

Name

2017
rank

2020
rank

Theodore

61

23

Maverick

84

49

Asher

59

32

Leo

62

36

Ezra

69

44

Elias

78

53

Mateo

42

20

Hudson

64

42

Santiago

93

71

Jameson

100

79

Girls’ names that gained the most in that period

Gianna

91

12

Nova

94

38

Everly

82

43

Emilia

77

40

Eliana

88

53

Willow

81

48

Luna

37

14

Valentina

95

73

Naomi

69

52

Ellie

44

29

┬áIn my next post, I’ll show you the biggest losers.

 

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