These are the top US baby names of 2020


Prince Harry’s move to California might already be influencing the next generation of Americans.

Henry — the Prince’s formal given name — is back in the top ten US boys names given in 2020, after more than a century of being off the list, the Social Security Administration announced Friday.

The prince and his wife Meghan Markle moved from their British royal lodging to the states last year, after a public spilt with the monarchy.

The Duke of Sussex’s namesake cracked the name list at number nine.

“The name Henry has been steadily rising in popularity, last appearing in the Top 10 over a century ago, in 1910,” it said.

Meanwhile, Olivia and Liam were the most popular for babies born in 2020 — a year marred by the coronavirus pandemic.

“It appears parents chose to stick with the familiar during an unprecedented time, with the top three names for both girls – Olivia, Emma, and Ava – and boys – Liam, Noah, and Oliver – remaining the same for the second year in a row,” the agency said.

Prince Harry, born Henry, may have helped push his given back into the Top 10.
Prince Harry, born Henry, may have helped push his given back into the Top 10.
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The agency, which release the top 10 boys and girls names every year, added, “In fact, out of both Top 10 lists combined, only two names changed, with the traditional names Henry and Alexander edging out Mason and Ethan.”

The top ten names for boys and girls in 2020 also included Elijah, William, James, Benjamin, Lucas, Charlotte, Sophia, Amelia, Isabella, Mia, Evelyn and Harper.

According to the Social Security office, the top five fastest rising boys and girls names based on pop culture trends are: Zyair, Jaxtyn, Jakobe, Kylo, Aziel, Avayah, Denisse, Jianna, Capri and Rosalia.

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