Girl: Adah 1
According to Nameberry.com, baby girl names that start and end with the letter "A" are on the rise, with Adah being No. 1. This name can also be spelled "Ada."
Girl: Reese 2
Thanks to movie powerhouse Reese Witherspoon, the name Reese is one of the most researched baby names on Nameberry.com.
Girl: Mika 3
It's been a busy year in the news, so we're not surprised that MSNBC journalist and talk show host Mika Brzezinski has apparently inspired some baby name admiration from expecting parents.
Girl: Amina 5
Amina was the name of the mother of the Muslim prophet Muhammad, so whether its rise in popularity has religious significance or it's simply because it's a beautiful sounding name, it's expected to be huge in 2020.
Girl: Teagan 6
The name Teagan which has Irish roots and means fair or beautiful, as in "fair maiden," is expected to continue to grow in popularity throughout 2020.
Girl: Nova 7
The name Nova, which of course is the term used for a star that suddenly increases in brightness then fades, ticks the quirky name box while still sounding pretty and simple.
Girl: Aura 8
According to Nameberry.com, the name Aura is actually particularly popular among Spanish-speaking parents.
Girl: Pearl 9
Pearl is an old-fashioned name that is expected to make quite a comeback in 2020. It really does have classic appeal.
Girl: Meaghan 11
Though the duchess spells her name without that first "A," it's believed that Meghan Markle has boosted the popularity of the name Meaghan.
Girl: Isla 12
Isla is another short and sweet baby girl name that seems to be on the uptick popularity wise. It also has a bit of a regal ring to it.
Girl: Luna 13
A revival of astrological interest or perhaps just the character "Luna Girl" in the popular preschool cartoon PJ Masks may have something to do with the growing popularity of the name Luna.
Girl: Leia 14
Yes, as in Princess Leia. Star Wars just will not let up and names associated with the film franchise keep getting more and more popular. We have to admit, Leia is a really beautiful sounding name.
Girl: Ruth 15
Ruth is another classic girl's name that is once again becoming more and more common. We get it--it's simple, strong and will endure the test of time.
Boy: Austin 16
Austin is a boys' name that's been on the rise for some time and it's only expected to grow more popular among new parents in 2020.
Boy: Alva 18
Another "A" name, Alva is an old-school name that is known as being the middle name of famous inventor Thomas Alva Edison who invented the incandescent light bulb.
Boy: Luca 19
Luca is the Italian translation of Luke and has been popular in Europe for a long time. It's popularity has spread to the US over the past several years, and according to Nameberry.com, that isn't going to change in 2020.
Boy: Acacius 20
Names with ancient roots that end in "us" seem to be experiencing a surge in popularity. Acacius is an interesting one though--it has the same root name as the plant acacia which is a thorn bush. Luckily, it's meaning is closer to "not evil" than thorny.
Boy: Tate 21
Finally: a break from the "A" names! Tate is a really strong, handsome name that is growing in popularity. Short and cheerful--in fact, that's what it means, "cheerful."
Boy: Diego 22
Diego has also been a popular name for some time and it's only expected to continue becoming more common in 2020. We love that it's a full-on Latino name taking holding in the US.
Boy: Easton 23
Easton is expected to be a popular boys' name in 2020. It sure sounds good, but the name doesn't have much significance. It literally means "east town" or "east-facing place." OK.
Boy: Ash 25
If you already have a son--or even a daughter of a certain age--you probably know the name from the ever-popular Pokemon games, TV shows, and movies. Regardless of its cartoon roots--it's a nice name.
Boy: Saint 26
It's hard to escape Kardashian mania, even when it comes to popular baby names. Saint is expected to be a top baby boy name in 2020, and we can't help but think of Saint West.
Boy: Kylo 27
Just like Leia for girls, Kylo--inspired by Kylo Ren of Star Wars--seems to be garnering tons of interest from parents looking for baby name inspiration for their 2020 new arrivals.
Boy: Kairo 28
Kairo is a cool sounding name, but it's even cooler when you find out that it means "victorious." Talk about speaking your child's future into existence.
Boy: Bode 29
Bode is one of those short, simple names that seem to be all the rage lately and according to statistics it's only going to get more and more popular in 2020.
Boy: Mateo 30
Though previously popular Latin girl names like Sofia and Isabela didn't make the predictions for 2020, Latino boy names are on the rise. Mateo is expected to become increasingly popular. Such a classic!