Top baby girl names from 2020 UK

by Aimee Jakes |
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We know that 2020 was a tough year for all of us, but if you're looking for baby girl names, why not check out the top baby names that were all the rage back in 2020?

Baby name trends showed that muted shades (think Lavender, Sage and Pearl) were a hit with new parents, plus some cultural references also influenced the list (think Greta and Billie).

With 63,000 unique baby names registered in 2017 and certain names now being shunned by parents, the list is always a-changing.

If you're looking for some newer names, check out the top girls' names in 2022.

Top baby girl names in 2020:


baby girl names 2020

Greata1 of 21

1) Greta

The German name became popular thanks to 16-year-old activist Greta Thunberg.

Meaning: Pearl. Abbreviation of Margaret.

Isla2 of 21

2) Isla

A much-loved moniker which has frequented every popular name list and won't be going anywhere.

Meaning: Scottish origins and means 'Island'.

Luna3 of 21

3) Luna

Whether you remember it from JK Rowling's Luna Lovegood or are a big Chrissy Teigen fan (who isn't) we adore this magical name.

Meaning: Luna is of Latin origin meaning 'Moon'.

Maeve4 of 21

4) Maeve

Maeve has had a resurgence, which we're guessing has something to do with Emma Mackey's brilliant portrayal of a Maeve in Netflix hit Sex Education.

Meaning: Translated from the Gaelic, Maeve means "she who intoxicates'.

Ivory5 of 21

5) Ivory

Forget Scarlett and Blue, baby names are now using muted shades for inspiration.

Meaning: 'White; pure.'

Clementine6 of 21

6) Clementine

A girly, sweet name that is gaining popularity with new parents. We love how it's shortened to Clemmie, too.

Meaning: In Latin, the name means 'Mild' or 'Merciful'.

Nora7 of 21

7) Nora

Short for Eleanora, this beautiful name was everywhere in 2020.

Meaning: A Greek name meaning 'Light'

Effie8 of 21

8) Effie

Victorian baby names are making a comeback and we love this pretty moniker. The name was originally short for Euphemia and we wonder if that will resonate with new mums...

Meaning: A Greek name Euphemia meaning 'Well spoken'.

Posie9 of 21

9) Posie

This surprisingly topped the 2019 popular name list and isn't going anywhere soon. We think it's so adorable!

Meaning: Pet form of Josephine.

Pearl10 of 21

10) Pearl

The muted shade baby name trend continues! A girly name which Louise Pentland chose for her second daughter.

Meaning: 'A Gem of the Sea'

Olive11 of 21

11) Olive

A stunning name which has positive associations to the olive branch, which of course, is a symbol of peace.

Meaning: 'Olive tree'

Winnie12 of 21

12) Winnie

Inspired by Winnie the Pooh, this adorable name will stand out for all the right reasons.

**Meaning: '**Holy peacemaking, gentle friend'.

Honey13 of 21

13) Honey

A cute name adored by celebrities including actress Kate Winslet, chef Jamie Oliver, and podcaster Fearne Cotton, who have all chosen the name for their daughter.

Meaning: 'A loved one or a sweetheart”.

Ada14 of 21

14) Ada

Short but sweet, Ada is another form of the name Adele and Adelaide.

Meaning: 'First-born female'

Mika15 of 21

15) Mika

An abbreviation of Michaela, a simple name that somehow screams personality.

Meaning: 'Gift from God'.

Mia16 of 21

16) Mia

A classic name which has now climbed the top names list. Gemma Atkinson also named her daugher Mia.

Meaning: 'Mine'

Harper17 of 21

17) Harper

Made famous by the Beckham family, we love this gorgeous baby name.

Meaning: 'Harp player'

Lottie18 of 21

18) Lottie

A French baby name derrived from Charlotte.

Meaning: 'Tiny and feminine'.

Billie19 of 21

19) Billie

Part of the growing trend for using boyish nicknames for girls, this name was a firm-favourite in 2020.

Meaning: 'Resolute protector'.

Nova20 of 21

20) Nova

An astronomical term for a star that suddenly increases in brightness, then fades, it's perfect for the little light in your life.

Meaning: Latin origin meaning 'New'.

Aura21 of 21

21) Aura

Pronounced Oar-ah, this simple, yet enchanting name is very 'now'.

Meaning: 'Wind'.

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