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today’s most popular names for babies

SlotoCash Casino is excited to bring you the latest in lifestyle news with some interesting information about naming ideas for this year's crop of new babies. 

When you choose your baby’s name, you are making a choice that can affect your child for life. Sometimes, kids’ names help them become more popular later on in school, make adults look at them as more capable and intelligent and guide the child to become more self-confident and self-assured. The opposite is also true – a “nerdy” name can give the child the aura of being a nerd and set him up to be regarded as someone who is not at the top. 

That’s why it’s important to make sure that choosing your child’s name isn’t an online casino real money toss-up. You must consider the name that you choose very carefully.  On the one hand, you probably want to bestow a meaningful name on your child.  On the other hand, you want to make sure that his name won’t cause him difficulties in life and will even ease his way.

It’s cool to be “different” or “give a name with meaning" but as you consider, you might want to check out some of 2020’s most popular names for boys and girls.

Popular 2020 Boys’ Names


Liam is an Irish name and is thought to be a shortened version of the German name William. The name dates back to the 11th century when England was conquered by the Normans. William means “guardian” or “helmet of will” and Liam, as well as the longer version Ulliam, is believed to come from William.


Opinions differ on the meaning of the newly-popular name Emmett. Some people believe that it comes from Hebrew and means “truth” (the name is, in fact, still used by Hebrew speakers with that meaning in mind) while others consider that it is of English or German origin and connects to the concept of “universal.”


Levi is a name that was popular in the 17th and 18th centuries, fell into disuse and has experienced a revival in popularity. Levi is a Biblical name – Levi was the son of Jacob and Leah and was the forefather of the Tribe of Levi. Levi’s descendants included Moses and Aaron. Levi is the original name of the New Testament’s apostle Matthew.


Ethan is another Hebrew biblical name. It denotes firmness and strength and is often chosen by families who want a traditional name that is widely used in modern society. Psalm 89 is ascribed to “Ethan the Ezrahite” and the name Ethan appears in other Old Testament books including Kings and Chronicles.


Some researchers believe that the name Oliver is derived from the old Norse name Aleifr which mean’s ancestor’s descendant. Others say that the name’s roots come from the Latin word olivarius, which means “olive tree,” or from the French name Olivier.


Aiden is the Anglicization of the Scottish Gaelic name Aodhàn and the Irish male name Aodhán.  Aodh was the Celtic god of sun and fire. It means “born of fire”, or “the fiery one.” The name can also be traced back to Hebrew – in Hebrew, Adin means attractive, handsome, pleasure given. The Bible mentions Adin who was a Babylonian exile who returned to the Land of Israel.


Saint Declán of Ardmore was an early Irish saint of the Déisi Muman. He lived in the 5th century and founded the monastery of Ardmore which, today, is located in Ireland’s County Waterford. Declan became the bishop of Ardmore in 488 and, according to legend, performed many miracles.

Popular 2020 Girls’ Names


The name Genevieve is said to mean Woman Of The Family. According to legend, Genevieve lived in the 5th century and became a nun in Paris. Through belief in God and prayer she was able to protect the city against Attila the Hun’s army. St. Genevieve is regarded as the patron saint of Paris. 

Another variation of the background of the name Genevieve is  that it derives from the medieval name Genovefa – perhaps from  the Germanic word kuni which means "kin" and wefa which means "wife." This is conjecture.


Nerina means “sea nymph” in Greek. It comes from the Greek name “Nerine” and refers to a female of the race of Nereids who were fathered by gods Nereus and Doris and lived in the Aegean Sea. Nerina was said to be a lively girl who changed from one emotional state to another in minutes.


The name Ophelia was made famous by Shakespeare in his play Hamlet. Ophelia was the maiden who loved Hamlet but went insane due to Hamlet’s irrational behavior. The name means “helper” in Greek. Since Opelia was such a tragic character, it’s not clear why the name has become popular, but it has.


Most people know that an “aria” is an operatic solo but there are more and more parents who are naming their girls “Aria.” The name is also used as a diminutive form of the Greek name Arianna which means “very holy” in Greek and “lioness” in Hebrew.  In Greek mythology, Aria was a nymph.


Origin: Greek. Means “wisdom”. A brainy beauty among names, Sophia evokes sophistication and smarts, capable of sounding traditional but also fresh and contemporary. Sophia is comfortable in first place, but just as comfortable lounging around in the top 10 or 15. Casual takes include the endearing Sophie, which is French and can work as a proper first name in its own right, and Soph, which is strictly a nickname.


Delilah as a girl's name is of Hebrew origin meaning "languishing, lovelorn, or seductive". It is the Biblical name of the woman who beguiled Samson into revealing the secret of his superhuman strength.


Thanks to Disney’s Frozen, the name Ilsa (Elsa in the film) has become quite popular. There are two theories about the origin of the name – some believe that it’s of Scottish origin and means “island” while others say that it’s related to the name Elizabeth or the German name Ilse – “God’s promise.”


The name Hazel means The Hazel Tree and is of English origin. The name is coined after the hazel tree/nuts. Also could be from the Old English word hæsel, meaning the light brown color.


Charlotte is an old-fashioned girl’s name which has once again become popular thanks to the name being given to Prince William and Kate’s daughter, Princess Charlotte. The name is of French origin and is the feminine version of “Charles.”  

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