Whether you're a first-time mom-to-be or have already welcomed little ones into the world, choosing a baby name for your newborn is no easy feat. Some parents are set up with family names they'll pass down to their children and wouldn't dream of choosing anything different, while others are all about giving their kids a unique name that will stand out for years to come.
Every year, new baby names emerge as fresh alternatives to classics like James or Elizabeth—or trendy names like Henry or Mila. Of course, unless you're completely making a name up from scratch, most names have been used somewhere before. But that doesn't mean you can't get ahead of the trend by using a new-ish name that's only recently become more widely used.
If you're on the hunt for a new name for your baby girl or baby boy, here are boy and girl names that are still super fresh in 2020.
Newly-popular-in-2020 baby names
According to data from the Social Security Administration, the following names have recently climbed to the United State's Top 100 list in the last 10 years, meaning while you may meet someone with the same name, it's a lot less likely than running into a Kate or a Mike.
20 new baby girl names
20 new baby boy names
20 new celebrity baby names
Celebrities are known to set baby name trends. Many famous parents opt to create totally new names, or choose something a bit "out there" to set their kids apart from the rest. These 10 new and rising names that celebs chose in 2020 are so cute, yet so unique—thanks, pop culture!
20 new baby names invented by parents
While it's rare to want a total stranger's opinion on your parenting choices, when it comes to baby names, it's actually fun to hear what other parents are thinking. Perhaps they'll suggest a moniker that will leave its mark on your mind—thanks to Nameberry.com readers, these new names are so much fun to think about.