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Birth centers announce 2020’s most popular baby names

The baby boy and girl names we saw Minnesota and western Wisconsin families choose most

December 30, 2020

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. – When it comes to the latest baby name trends, there’s no one better to ask than our birth center teams. Each year, they help deliver nearly 10,000 babies at our organization’s nine hospitals and surrounding areas. And they found that Noah was the most popular boy name chosen in 2020, while Evelyn was the most popular girl name.

Here are the complete 2020 top baby names lists for boys and girls. In each, names appear in order of popularity:

  • Top 2020 boy names
  • Noah
  • James
  • Finley
  • Charles
  • Mateo
  • Top 2020 girl names
  • Evelyn
  • Isla
  • Eleanor
  • Nora
  • Emma

Most popular baby names by year
This isn’t the first year our birth centers have reported which baby names were the most popular. Here are our past lists:

HealthPartners birth centers are located across the Twin Cities, central Minnesota and western Wisconsin:

Our care providers also deliver at several other locations:

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