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Olivia and Liam: SSA Releases Top Baby Names for 2020

The SSA has announced that Olivia and Liam are once again America’s most popular baby names in 2020.

The Social Security Administration keeps track of America's favorite baby names. Olivia and Liam are once again America’s most popular baby names in 2020. It's an interesting and fun way for SSA to get people to visit their website and sign up for a my Social Security account.

It appears parents chose to stick with the familiar during an unprecedented time, with the top three names for both girls – Olivia, Emma, and Ava – and boys – Liam, Noah, and Oliver – remaining the same for the second year in a row. In fact, out of both Top 10 lists combined, only two names changed, with the traditional names Henry and Alexander edging out Mason and Ethan. The name Henry has been steadily rising in popularity, last appearing in the Top 10 over a century ago, in 1910.

Here are the top 10 boys and girls names for 2020:

Boys Girls
1. Liam 1. Olivia
2. Noah 2. Emma
3. Oliver 3. Ava
4. Elijah 4. Charlotte
5. William 5. Sophia
6. James 6. Amelia
7. Benjamin 7. Isabella
8. Lucas 8. Mia
9. Henry 9. Evelyn
10. Alexander 10. Harper

For all of the top baby names of 2020, and to see where your name ranks, go to Social Security’s website, ssa.gov/oact/babynames.

Social Security encourages everyone to enjoy the baby names list and, while online, create a my Social Security account at ssa.gov/myaccount. my Social Security is a personalized online account that people can use beginning in their working years and continuing while receiving Social Security benefits.

Social Security beneficiaries have instant access to their benefit verification letter, payment history, and complete earnings record by establishing a my Social Security account. Beneficiaries also can change their address, start or change direct deposit information, and request a replacement SSA-1099 online. People receiving benefits can request a replacement Medicare card online.

People age 18 and older who are not receiving benefits can also sign up for a my Social Security account to get their personalized online Social Security Statement. The online Statement provides workers with secure and convenient access to their Social Security earnings and benefit information, and estimates of future benefits they can use to plan for their retirement. Residents of most states may request a replacement Social Security card online if they meet certain requirements.

Additional Baby Names Information:

Social Security began compiling the baby name list in 1997, with names dating back to 1880. At the time of a child’s birth, parents supply the name to the agency when applying for a child’s Social Security card, thus making Social Security America’s source for the most popular baby names.

Each year, the list reveals the effect of pop-culture on naming trends. Here are the top five fastest rising boys and girls names in 2020:

Boys Girls
1. Zyair 1. Avayah
2. Jaxtyn 2. Denisse
3. Jakobe 3. Jianna
4. Kylo 4. Capri
5. Aziel 5. Rosalia

Please visit ssa.gov/oact/babynames to view the entire list.

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