50 Ferociously Popular Baby Boy Names of 2020

May 24, 2021

Are you pregnant, mama? Are you realizing just how very hard it is to pick a name that you and your partner agree on. Or maybe your family has strong opinions and you don't want to hear it. Remember, that this is your baby boy and you can choose your favorite name whether it is popular baby boy name or one that just makes your heart beat faster.

Choosing a name is a journey.

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Here are my top tips:

  • Make a list and write down the names you are most drawn
  • Next, jot notes next to the name, just do a "dump" of sorts, whatever pops into your head.
  • Now write your Initials or partners next to the name, yours if it's one you added or your partners if it's their addition. Add both if you both agree.
  • As you develop the list, start to narrow it down by ranking the names with numbers next to the ones with both initials.
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Here goes the list of popular baby boy names from 2020!

Liam

This is the top of the list of popular baby boy names from 2020. You would think we would want to avoid anything that came out of the chaos of 2020. But let's celebrate the baby boys who were born in the year of covid!

Noah

I have always loved this boy name. I think it is strong but also promising.

Oliver

One of my favorite names ever, was a patient who named her baby boy Oliver Jackson!

Elijah

My son is named after a derivative of Elijah or Elisha from the Bible, his name is Elias.

William

I think this is a very common family name for a boy. I like Will or William but not Bill. Sorry!

James

My son's middle name is James.

Benjamin

I love the nickname Ben! How about you?

Lucas

This name has always been a name I love.

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Henry

We used this name a joke nickname for a family member in my family. But I am glad to see on the list of popular baby boy names for 2020.

Alexander

I love names that you can shorten or not. This is one that is fantastic either way. Alexander is strong, Alex is safe!

Mason

My hairdresser's son is Mason and he's a precious boy.

Michael

I truly can not believe this name is always on the list of popular baby boy names. Seriously, every year and counting.

Ethan

I knew a horrible Ethan once, so....

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Daniel

This was a name that was popular when I was a child. Some names never leave the list.

Jacob

We have several Jacobs in our family.

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Logan

Logan seems to stay on the list as well.

Jackson

Ok, I admit I love this name, partly due to the fact that I start humming the song, Mrs. Jackson!

Levi

What do you think? Love it or not?

Sebastian

My good friend in high school dated a mysterious surfer named Sebastian, so this is a win.

Mateo

LOVE!! LOVE!!

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Jack

My daughter is infatuated with a jack, so maybe. But I do believe this is a great name. We even named our dog jack. But he was a biter. Beware!

Owen

The first time I heard this name was when I was pregnant with Gavin. I immediately loved it.

Theodore

Yes! Theo all day long.

Aiden

My sweet nephew is Aiden. He is wild though.

Samuel

Hmm..I loved this years ago but not sure now. Although I am partial to Sam!

Joseph

Nope, I am not a fan.

John

Always faithful and on the list!

David

Again, another oldie but goody!

Wyatt

This is one of my favorite. We were going to name Elias this name. Although it is a popular baby boy name, I will tell you why we didn't use it. My ex-husbands very annoying father, called him Wyatt Burp throughout my pregnancy. I was hormonal and decided if I would not put my boy through that torture.

Matthew

Matthew is another tried and true family name.

Luke

I will always stand by this name!

Asher

I wish I had added this name to one of my boy's names!

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Carter

I know a lot of Carters both girls and boys!

Julian

My friend was married to one of the toughest but sweetest men and his name was Julian. So this is a winner!

Grayson

I guess I picked off popular boy names when I named my boys. My son is Greyson with an E!

Leo

Can you not help but love this unusual baby boy name? I think of Leo and I see a laid back handsome guy!

Jayden

What do you think? Jayden Alexander, sounds so regal!

Gabriel

Another name that has a stellar shortened version; Gabe!

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Isaac

A traditional and biblical strong boy name.

Lincoln

I would actually use this one for a name if I were crazy enough to have a baby again, NOT!

Anthony

Are you a fan of this one? I don't have a strong opinion either way.

Hudson

Yes! I love Hudson for a baby boy!

Dylan

This is a great unisex name. My niece is Dylan!

Ezra

I will always love the name Ezra.

Thomas

Another traditionally common name that sticks around.

Charles

Eh...I don't care for chuck!

Christopher

Every other boy in my grade school was named Christopher.

Jaxon

Love!

Maverick

Another one on the list that I would have considered!

Josiah

I have several friends who used this name for their boys, so I would have had to skip it.

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