WASHINGTON — It seems mother and father selected to stay with the acquainted throughout an unprecedented time, with the highest three names for each women, Olivia, Emma, and Ava, and boys, Liam, Noah, and Oliver, remaining the identical for the second yr in a row.
Actually, out of each Prime 10 lists mixed, solely two names modified, with the standard names Henry and Alexander edging out Mason and Ethan. The identify Henry has been steadily rising in reputation, final showing within the Prime 10 over a century in the past, in 1910.
Not so for John and Mary, which had been No. 1 100 years in the past, in 1921.
John had held on to the highest spot from 1900 by means of 1923, dropping to No. 2 in 1924 and by no means getting again to No. 1, however not falling out of the Prime 10 till it fell to eleventh in 1987. At this time, John is the twenty seventh hottest identify.
Mary had an much more spectacular run on the high, staying No. 1 from 1900 all the way in which till 1946, after which returning to No. 1 in 1953 and staying there till 1961. Mary hasn’t returned to No. 1 since, and dropped out of the Prime 10 for the primary time in 1972, when it fell to thirteenth. At this time, Mary is at 124th after spending 2016 by means of 2019 at 126th. Mary dropped precipitously in reputation from 2002, when it was fiftieth, to 2009, when it was 102nd.
Listed below are the highest 10 girls and boys names for 2020:
Boys: Liam, Noah, Oliver, Elijah, William, James, Benjamin, Lucas, Henry and Alexander.
Ladies: Olivia, Emma, Ava, Charlotte, Sophia, Amelia, Isabella, Mia, Evelyn and Harper.
In West Virginia, the newest identify statistics had been from 2019. Hottest names for boys: Liam, Carter, Mason, Easton, Oliver, Jackson, Noah, Elijah, Wyatt and William. For women: Emma, Amelia, Harper, Olivia, Ava, Paisley, Willow, Abigail, Sophia and Isabella.
For all the high child names of 2020, and to see the place your identify ranks, go to Social Safety’s web site, www.socialsecurity.gov.