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Olivia And Liam Top List Of Ohio's Most Popular Baby Names In 2020

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The Social Security Administration is out with its annual list of the most popular baby names in the United States. Olivia and Liam top the list nationally and in Ohio.

The SSA reports the top 10 names nationally on both lists remain nearly unchanged from 2019 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."

The fastest-growing names in 2020 nationally were Avayah, Denisse, Jianna, Capri and Rosalia for girls and Zyair, Jaxtyn, Jakobe, Kylo and Aziel for boys.

The top 10 names in Ohio in 2020 were:


  1. Olivia
  2. Charlotte
  3. Amelia
  4. Ava
  5. Emma
  6. Sophia
  7. Evelyn
  8. Harper
  9. Isabella
  10. Eleanor


  1. Liam
  2. Oliver
  3. Noah
  4. Elijah
  5. William
  6. James
  7. Henry
  8. Owen
  9. Benjamin
  10. Mason

Where Does Your Name Rank?

The SSA makes baby name data publicly available through several sortable databases. You can check out where your name does - or doesn't - rank by searching the baby name index.

For those who might be wondering, this author's name did not make the Top 100 or even the Top 1000 this year, or any year in the 2000s.

No, just me?

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Tana Weingartner earned a bachelor's degree in communication from the University of Cincinnati and a master's degree in mass communication from Miami University. Most recently, she served as news and public affairs producer with WMUB-FM. Ms. Weingartner has earned numerous awards for her reporting, including several Best Reporter awards from the Associated Press and the Ohio Society of Professional Journalists, and a regional Murrow Award. She served on the Ohio Associated Press Broadcasters Board of Directors from 2007 - 2009.