The baby names below saw sudden changes in usage during the 2020s thanks to the influence of historical events. I’ve written explanatory blog posts about some of them — please click the links to learn more!
To check out history-influenced baby names from other decades, visit the baby name timeline main page.
Here are the names for 2022.
Here are the names for 2021.
2020 News: Hachalu, Nipsey, Breonna, Ahmaud, Kobe, Gianna, Natalia, Vanessa, Bianka, Capri, Bryant, Naya, Josey, Chadwick
2020 Politics: Kamala
2020 Movie characters: Jahkor, Jexi
2020 Movies: Baaz, Luce
2020 TV show: Anavrin
2020 TV personalities: Siaani, Lemeir, Giannina, Kiyomi, Denisse
2020 Social media influencers: Yoatzi, Kouvr, Aidette, Yris, Adexe, Avani, Myka, Miren, Jesaaelys, Omere, Knaomi
2020 Actor: Itzan
2020 Writer: Kendi
2020 Singers: Danileigh, Carin, Lyanno, Natanael, Ruelle, Suho
2020 Rappers: Naujour, Tremani
2020 Musical album: Evermore
2020 Sports: Gleyber, Minkah
2020 Celebrity babies: Raddix, Aalam, Anayka, Catori, Rue, Zaia, Onyx, Lyra, Sovereign, River, Lovella, Daisy, Dove, Dalett, Souline, Ehlani, Anayra, Alessi, Steel, Rell, Creed, Shai, Eryss, Psalm, Avayah
2020 Celebrity related: Frabian