Celebrity inspired baby names set to be big in 2020

Photo: Instagram/Chrissy Teigen
Photo: Instagram/Chrissy Teigen 

Whether it's a need to keep up with the Kardashians or the desire to pay tribute to your latest Netflix obsession - parents-to-be have long drawn naming inspiration from the celebrity realm. 

And according to Parade, 2020 will be no different. Baby Center data has been used to predict which celebrity inspired monikers will be given to next year's newborns and they range of nature (Winter) to numbers (Eleven) and everything in between. Even old-fashioned Gene gets a look in thanks everyone's favourite celebrity new mum Amy Schumer.    

Here are the celebrity baby names to watch over the next 12 months. 


1. Ivy

Meaning "vine" this name is inspired by Beyoncé and Jay-Z's firstborn daughter Blue Ivy, who was born in 2012. Ivy was a popular choice for Aussie parents in 2018, coming in at number 18 on a list which featured other "botanical" names - Lily, Willow, Violet, Poppy, Jasmine, Rose, Daisy and Olive.

2. Rhett

American country singer, 28-year-old Thomas Rhett, is behind the rise of this Welsh name. The moniker didn't crack the top 100 in Oz last year, so if you're keen on the name Rhett, you might just start a new trend.

3. Rose


Singer Adam Levine and his model wife Behati Prinsloo are parents to three-year-old Dusty Rose. Already popular in Australia, the moniker hit number 69 last year in Australia.

4. Winter

Singer and song writer ​Alanis Morissette had people around the world saying "Isn't it ironic?" when she welcomed baby Winter in the middle of the US summer this year.


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5. Phoenix

Country music singer Angaleena Presley and music producer Jordan Powell welcomed Phoenix Joeleena Jean Powell in January this year. Could Joaquin Phoenix's Joker be leading this trend also? Meaning "Rising Bird" the name can be used for either gender.

6. Ariana

Pop diva Ariana Grande has inspired the rise of this moniker, which placed at number 88 in Australia's top 100 last year. Other popular names ending in 'A' include, Olivia, Mia, Isla and Ava.

7. Billie

The superstar rise of singer Billie Eilish is behind this trendy name. Aussie model Rebecca Judd was ahead of the curve, naming her five-year-old daughter Billie Kate.

8. Skyler

Another unisex name, Skyler is the moniker of Real Housewives of Orange County pair Gretchen Rossi and Slade Smiley's daughter, who was born in July this year. But while it might be popular in the US it didn't crack the top 100 in Australia last year.

9. Freddie:

Thanks to the hit film Bohemian Rhapsody, the name Freddie is shooting up the charts - for girls! 

10. Paisley

According to Baby Centre, the rise of this name could be thanks to country music star Brad Paisley. It can be used for either gender.

11. Camila

​A girl's name of Italian origin, Camila has seen a resurgence recently thanks to singer Camilla Cabello and actress Camilla Luddington from Grey's Anatomy.

12. Eleven

Thanks to Netflix's Stranger Things, we might be seeing more girls named Eleven in 2020.

13. Millie 

Millie Bobbie Brown, 15, who stars as Eleven in Stranger Things, is driving the popularity of this name. Millie was number 96 in Australia last year while Amelia was number four.

14. Luna 

Power couple Chrissy Teigen and John Legend named their first baby Luna in 2016 - and started a global trend. Here in Australia, the pretty name reached number 83 in 2018.


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15. Story

This unusual name was used by Breaking Bad's Aaron Paul who shared that the name was inspired by his first date with his wife Lauren.

16. Phoebe

One word: FLEABAG. Writer, actress and all-round Legend Phoebe Waller Bridge may well be driving the trend for the name Phoebe which was initially popular in the 80s. It's increasingly popular in Oz, coming in at number 54 in 2018.

17. Arya

​Thanks to Game of Thrones, the name Arya is surging in popularity. The alternative spelling "Aria" appeared at number 24 in the top 100 baby names in Australia last year.

18. Snow

Yet another Game of Thrones entry - thanks to Jon Snow (played by Kit Harrington).

19. Sansa

The GoT inspired Sansa is also topping lists for 2020. Slower to catch on than Arya and Khaleesi, it may well have its moment in years to come thanks to author George R. R. Martin 

20. Harper

Courtesy of Victoria and David Beckham, Harper has remained consistently popular since the pair's daughter was born in 2011.


1. Gene

Amy Schumer set a trend when she and her husband named their baby Gene earlier this year. The English name means "born to nobility."


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2. Stark

It might seem like an odd choice but, thanks to the Avengers' Tony Stark/Ironman, we might be seeing more Starks in mothers' groups next year.

3. Bruin

Inspired by Real Housewives of Dallas, the name Bruin is gaining popularity in the US. Will it take off here, however? We'll watch this space. Not a fan? Australians loved Bodhi, Blake, Beau and Benjamin in 2018.

4. Jacob

Singer Carrie Underwood and her hockey player husband Mike Fisher named their son Jacob in January. The moniker is already popular in Australia, reaching number 30 last year.

5. Crew

American TV stars Chip and Joanna Gaines named their fifth boy Crew in June 2018. An early adopter, The Young and the Restless star Joshua Morrow named his son Crew James Morrow back in 2005. 

6. Miles

They set a trend with Luna and it seems Chrissy Teigen and John Legend have done the same with their son's name - Miles. 

7. Hudson

Baby Centre say this trendy name is inspired by American couple Christina Antsead and husband Ant Anstead, who welcomed baby Hudson London in September. The name is already hurtling up the charts here in Australia, sneaking into the top 20 at 19 last year.

8. Dallas

Inspired by country movie star Dallas Davidson, while this name is popular in the US, we're predicting it will be less so Downunder.

9. Freddie

Thanks to Bohemian Rhapsody, we're poised for more Freddies and Freddys in 2020.

10. Tyrion

​Yet another GoT inspired name - Tyrion is climbing up the charts for 2020

11. Snow

Jon Snow, GoT star, is inspiring the name Snow for girls and boys.

12. Easton

Bachelor in Paradise reality stars Jade and Tanner Tolbert welcomed a boy named Easton in 2019. An English name, it's bang on the surnames-as-first-names trend.

13. Luca

Actress and singer Hilary Duff chose the name Luca for her son in 2012. The name remains popular in Australia, coming in at number 50 in 2018.

14. Leo

Meaning "a lion" Baby Centre attributes the rise in this name to couple Jamie King and husband, director Kyle Newman's little boy who was born in 2015. Leo was number 12 last year in Australia. Will it hit the top ten in 2020?

15. Jonas

Yep, you guessed it! This name is thanks to the Jonas brothers ...

16. Archie

Chosen by The Duke and Duchess of Sussex in 2019, Archie's star is set to rise in 2020.


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17. Beau

Nev Schulman and wife Laura Perlongo's named their second child Beau in 2019. The name is popular here in Australia appearing at number 80 last year. 

18. Angelo

Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi and Jionni LaValle named their third child Angelo. 

19. Axel or Axl

Paola and Russ Mayfield from the show 90 Day Fiancé welcomed their son, Axel in 2019. The German name means "source of all life."

20. Malone

Inspired by the rapper Post Malone, we're set to see more baby Malones in 2020.