2020 Baby Girl Names - Rising Stars

May 15, 2021

What were the fastest-growing baby girl names of 2020?

To make this list, we looked through the entire history of U.S. baby names going back to 1880. We calculated how likely it was for a baby name to grow from year to year. These were the names whose growth from 2019 to 2020 was the most remarkable based on historical precedent.

#1: Gianna

2019 births: 3408

2020 births: 7826

Gianna is the female version of Giovanni, which is the Italian version of John.

Gianna has been gaining popularity for years, but it suddenly skyrocketed in 2020. Why? The answer is simple. Gianna was the name of Kobe Bryant's daughter who died in a helicopter crash in 2020. Don't believe me? Check out the 2020 rising stars for baby boy names.

#2: Avayah

2019 births: 71

2020 births: 274

I have no idea what this name is or where it comes from. If you know, please comment below!

#3: Denisse

2019 births: 113

2020 births: 315

#4: Jianna

2019 births: 125

2020 births: 317

#5: Capri

2019 births: 177

2020 births: 411

The Italian island of Capri is located about 30 kilometers south of Naples.

#6: Haisley

2019 births: 369

2020 births: 821

Proving that, given enough time, any string of letters that sounds like a name will eventually become a name.

#7: Nairobi

2019 births: 65

2020 births: 213

African capitals are so hot right now. Cairo was the #9 boy's name on last year's rising stars list.

Nairobi National Park, located just a few miles from the city center, is home to giraffes, cheetahs, lions, rhinoceroses, and much more.

#8: Avani

2019 births: 101

2020 births: 235

#9: Rosalia

2019 births: 178

2020 births: 365

#10: Kingsley

2019 births: 115

2020 births: 237

A traditional and old-fashioned male name, Kingsley has become quite popular as a boy's name in recent years. It's now making the jump to becoming a girl's name.

#11: Denise

2019 births: 161

2020 births: 306

#12: Gianni

2019 births: 125

2020 births: 241

#13: Love

2019 births: 126

2020 births: 240

Possibly inspired by season two of the show "You" on Netflix which featured a character named Love.

#14: Novah

2019 births: 288

2020 births: 513

Many variations of this name have cropped up in 2020 including Nova, Novaleigh, and Novalee.

#15: Oaklynn

2019 births: 620

2020 births: 1028

#16: Karley

2019 births: 97

2020 births: 187

#17: Ehlani

2019 births: 5

2020 births: 110

#18: Jhene

2019 births: 127

2020 births: 214

Singer Jhené Aiko earned a Grammy nomination for her 2020 album "Chilombo".

#19: Aitana

2019 births: 525

2020 births: 838

#20: Jream

2019 births: 97

2020 births: 175

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10 comments
GrandOldMan
+5
May 16, 2021
I tell you, I can't wait until people start naming their kids "Yamoussoukro" and "Nouakchott".
MG17
+1
May 16, 2021
Maputo, do your homework! N’Djamena, brush your teeth! Mogadishu, go sleep! Kinshasa, go to school! Windhoek, stop fighting with Gaborone! Kampala, go lunch!
MG17
+2
May 16, 2021
Wash up, Windhoek! Stop fighting with Juba, Khartoum! Time to sleep, Mogadishu! Time to go to school, Kampala!
MG17
+1
May 16, 2021
Or maybe... Time to lunch, Antananarivo! Time to wake up, Brazzaville! Brush your teeth, Adis-Ababa!
MrBubbles
+1
May 16, 2021
Eat up, Ouagadougou.
Froststar101
+1
May 16, 2021
I would guess Rosalia has increased in popularity because of the singer Rosalía
MG17
+1
May 16, 2021
Gianna, female for Giovanni? I’m Giovanni, and I think (I’m sure) that is Giovanna.
Fuse
+1
May 16, 2021
I like the name Haisley. Though Jhene and Jream just sound weird.
HinesBrothers
+1
May 17, 2021
Just don't with Jream. If you want to do Dream, fine, but not Jream.
DolphinSus
+1
August 20, 2021
I like Oaklynn and Haisley. But not Jream!?!