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The Data Is Out — This Is What Parents Named Their Babies In The Nightmare That Is 2020

It was not a good year for "Karen."

Today, BabyCenter dropped its annual list of the most popular names of the year. Yes, the list is out a little earlier than usual this year, but since 2020 seems like it has already been about 27 months long, we’ll accept it!

Baby booties with show laces that spell out 2020

So, what cool and interesting goings-on and trends did we see with baby names in 2020? Let’s take a look:

First, Sophia and Liam continued their reign as the most popular baby names.

Other movers and shakers on the top 10 lists: Riley and Mateo.

Outside of the top 10, the names Kobe and Gianna both saw large increases in popularity.

Kobe Bryant hugs his daughter Gianna at an NBA All-Star Game

2020's status as an election year likely played a role in a couple other names that saw a sizable increase in popularity: Kamala and Liberty.

Kamala Harris holding a mic in front of an American flag

There were, unsurprisingly, a couple BIG losers on the list this year: Karen and Alexa.

A "Karen" says "I'm going to need to speak with your manager

Those were the trends and notable stories! Now here are the top 10 lists for 2020:

A baby boy and the text 2020's most popular baby boy names
A baby girl and the text 2020's most popular girl names

To see the full top 100 names of 2020, plus more of the year's baby-naming trends, visit BabyCenter.