We've been seeing names get more and more unique over the past few years so it is always fun to see the top names for each year.

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"What's In A Name?"

As someone with a name I'm consistently told is a unique one, I always love to see what people come up with and try not to judge the names other people pick, no matter how "strange."

Names really do mean so much to us, they carry on legacies, they symbolize hopes for the future, they carry something so much deeper than just something to call someone.

Of course, names also do carry some legal status for us which is important, and that's where the Social Security Administration comes in.

Michigan's Top Baby Names 2020

According to MLive, the Social Security Administration is the go-to when it comes to finding out the baby names that are climbing the ranks each year.

They can give us the top names in the entire United States but let's take a look at Michigan first!

MLive reports the top five names for baby girls born here in Michigan in 2020 were:

  1. Charlotte
  2. Amelia
  3. Olivia
  4. Ava
  5. Emma

For the baby boys born in the Mitten in 2020, MLive says the top five were:

  1. Oliver
  2. Noah
  3. Liam
  4. Henry
  5. Elijah

Top Names In America

Of course, seeing the top names in our own state is fun but what about the top names across all 50 of them?

Citing more information from the Social Security Administration, MLive reports the top names for boys and girls born in 2020 in America were all more along the more "unique" route.

They say the "fastest-growing" names for the girls included:  Avayah, Denisse, Jianna, Capri, Rosalia.

Meanwhile, the "fastest-growing" names for the boys were: Zyair, Jaxtyn, Jakobe, Kylo and Aziel.

All in all, it will be really cool to see how names rank at the end of 2021 as all of these quarantine baby boom babies are born!

KEEP READING: What were the most popular baby names from the past 100 years?

KEEP READING: Here are the most popular baby names in every state

Using March 2019 data from the Social Security Administration, Stacker compiled a list of the most popular names in each of the 50 states and Washington D.C., according to their 2018 SSA rankings. The top five boy names and top five girl names are listed for each state, as well as the number of babies born in 2018 with that name. Historically common names like Michael only made the top five in three states, while the less common name Harper ranks in the top five for 22 states.

Curious what names are trending in your home state? Keep reading to see if your name made the top five -- or to find inspiration for naming your baby.

LOOK: The most popular biblical baby names

To determine the most popular biblical baby names, Stacker consulted the name origin site Behind the Name and the Social Security Administration's baby names database then ranked the top 50 names from Behind the Name's Biblical Names origins list of 564 names, based on how many babies had been given these names in 2019. Click through to find out which biblical names have stood the test of time.



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