These are the world’s most popular baby names of 2020 so far

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Naming a baby can be hard work.

Sure, some find it a breeze and don't feel the pressure in the decision at all, but for others, it can be quite the daunting task to bestow a name on a child that they will likely live with for the rest of their life.

This is why many expectant parents will take a look at the names often chosen by parents previously as a source of inspiration and now parenting/naming website Nameberry has released a list of the top 10 most popular baby names of 2020 across the world so far.

As well as some traditional favourites, there are also quite a few unique choices that are new to the list too.

If the news of a 25% increase in the sale of pregnancy tests since the start of lockdown and an expectant wave of 'coronababies' set to be born before Christmas are anything to go by, then choosing a baby name is likely to be a common conversation in households across the country this year, so if you're looking for that special name for you're very own 'coronababy', then you can take note from the picks already made by parents in 2020.

On the flip side as well, if you're really not into the idea of your child being one of five named Amelia or Oliver in their class, then this could even give you an idea of what to steer clear of.

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Topping the list of the most popular girls names of 2020 so far is Luna - a name of Latin origin meaning "moon" that Harry Potter fans will recognise and also skyrocketed in popularity after being chosen by John Legend and Chrissy Teigen for their first child back in 2016. On the boys list, Asher took the top spot - a Hebrew name meaning "fortunate, blessed, happy one" that has proved a worthy pick by parents every where for their new bundle of joy.

There are three newcomer names to the girls list - Ava, Eloise, and Eleanor and the same for boys - Arlo, Leo and Levi.

Royal, literary and pop culture names have shown to be a popular source of inspiration for parents so far this year.

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Top 10 Girls Names

  1. Luna
  2. Aurora
  3. Maeve
  4. Olivia
  5. Isla
  6. Ava
  7. Charlotte
  8. Ophelia
  9. Eloise
  10. Eleanor

Top 10 Boys Names

  1. Asher
  2. Milo
  3. Oliver
  4. Levi
  5. Silas
  6. Atticus
  7. Theodore
  8. Jasper
  9. Leo
  10. Arlo

For those looking to keep an eye on the trends, the official UK lists for the most popular names of 2019 by the Office of National Statistics are also set to be released in August of this year.

If you're after a bit more name inspiration, then head on over to Nameberry.