These 100 baby names proved most popular in the US this year

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The list was created by the US-based BabyCenter which ranked names from a database of more than 500 000 names. (Westend61/Getty Images)
The list was created by the US-based BabyCenter which ranked names from a database of more than 500 000 names. (Westend61/Getty Images)

The names Sophia and Liam took the number one spot on this year's Most popular baby names of 2020

The annual list is created by the US-based BabyCenter, and this year, names were ranked from a database of more than 500 000 to create the top 100 list of boys' and girls' names. 

According to the list creators, not much has changed in terms of girl name popularity as the name Sophia has taken the top spot for the past 11 years, while the other names in the top ten have simply moved up or down by a few spots compared to the 2019 list. 

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The top-ranking boy name Liam has occupied the number one spot for the second year running, and just like the girls' list, the 2020 top ten boy names have remained similar to the previous year with one newcomer, the name Mateo, entering at number 10. 

The Center suggests the increasing popularity of the name could be due to Lionel Messi's influence as Mateo is the name of the soccer star's second son. 

Here's a look: 


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