Published on December 29, 2020

Olivia and Oliver Top List Of Most Popular Baby Names

In a tumultuous year of a new virus, it is understandable that neither Covid nor Corona made the list of most popular baby names in 2020 at Genesis BirthCenters.

Instead, new Quad Cities parents followed national trends when naming their babies.

Olivia and Oliver were the most popular names for newborns at Genesis BirthCenters in Davenport and Silvis in 2020.

There have been 19 Olivias born at Genesis in 2020. Oliver was the choice for 16 baby boys at Genesis.

This is the first time Oliver has topped the annual Genesis list for boys. Olivia was also the favored name for Genesis baby girls in 2015, 2014 and 2012.

According to, the most popular baby names nationally in 2020 are Oliver and Amelia/Emilia. Olivia is No. 5 nationally in popularity.

The most popular names for girls born at Genesis were Olivia (19), Emma and Evelyn (11); Charlotte and Aurora (10).

The most popular names for boys born at Genesis were Oliver (16); Lincoln (15); Grayson/Greyson, Henry (14) and Calvin and Elias (10).

The top five girl names nationally in 2020, according to are Amelia/Emilia, Charlotte, Aurora, Violet and Olivia.

For boys, the most popular names nationally are Oliver, Liam, Theodore, Ethan and Aidan.

Several babies born at Genesis in 2020 will have names they are unlikely to share with anyone in their school classes. Among the unique birth names at Genesis in 2020 were Believe (girl); Rocky (girl), Lucky (girl); Asclepius (boy); Jepthabawi (boy); and Niman Ithiel (boy).

More babies are born at Genesis BirthCenters in Davenport and Silvis than at any other centers in the region.

Most Popular Girls Baby Names in 2020
At Genesis BirthCenters

1. Olivia (19); 2. tie, Emma, Evelyn (11); 4. tie, Aurora, Charlotte (10); 6.  Emilia, Ava, Scarlett (9); 9. tie, Everleigh, Elizabeth, Isla and Natalie (7).

Most Popular Boys Baby Names in 2020
At Genesis BirthCenters

1. Oliver (16); 2. Lincoln (15); 3. tie, Grayson/Greyson. Henry (14); 5. tie, Calvin, Elias (10); 8. Hudson (9); 9. tie, Asher, Joseph, Levi, Liam (8).

Most Popular Girls Baby Names in 2019
 At Genesis BirthCenters

1. Tie, Charlotte and Isabella (15); 3. Amelia 13; 4. tie, Emma and Harper (10); 6. tie, Ava and Scarlett (9); 8. Avery (8); 8. tie, Ella and Nora 7.

Most Popular Boys Baby Names in 2019
At Genesis BirthCenters

1. Liam 18; Henry 14; 3. tie, Elijah and Jackson 13); 5. tie, William, Lucas and Owen (11); 8. Theodore (10); 9. tie, Emmett, Logan and Hudson (8)