50 Ferociously Popular Baby Boy Names of 2020

Trish ~ Labor Nurse Mama
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.

Why I am here and who I am:

Hey mama, I am Trish— AKA Labor Nurse Mama. I am a labor and delivery nurse with over 15 years of high-risk OB experience. I am also a mama to 7 kids and have given birth to 6. This means I am quite familiar with the postpartum period and how to navigate it. I am the online birth class educator for Calm Labor Confident Birth and The VBAC Lab birth classes and the mama expert inside our Calm Mama Society, a pregnancy & postpartum membership community! I am passionate about your birth and motherhood journey! You can find me over on IG teaching over 230k mamas daily. I am passionate about your birth and motherhood 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!


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!


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


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


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


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


My son's middle name is James.


I love the nickname Ben! How about you?


This name has always been a name I love.


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.


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


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


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


I knew a horrible Ethan once, so….


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


We have several Jacobs in our family.


Logan seems to stay on the list as well.


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


What do you think? Love it or not?


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




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!


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


Yes! Theo all day long.


My sweet nephew is Aiden. He is wild though.


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


Nope, I am not a fan.


Always faithful and on the list!


Again, another oldie but goody!


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 is another tried and true family name.


I will always stand by this name!


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


I know a lot of Carters both girls and boys!


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


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


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


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


Another name that has a stellar shortened version; Gabe!


A traditional and biblical strong boy name.


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


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


Yes! I love Hudson for a baby boy!


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


I will always love the name Ezra.


Another traditionally common name that sticks around.


Eh…I don't care for chuck!


Every other boy in my grade school was named Christopher.




Another one on the list that I would have considered!


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

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Just a little Disclaimer: As always, I am just writing my thoughts and what I’ve learned along the way. Although I am in fact a labor and delivery RN, This is not medical advice. You should always seek and follow the advice of your care provider.

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