You'll probably run into fewer people named Karen in the future. The odds are you don't run into a lot of Karen's anyway -- and I mean people named Karen, not people referred to as a "Karen."

Babycenter.com released its list of the most popular baby names for 2020. The name Karen was big in the 1950s and the early 1960s. In fact, it was consistently a Top 5 name for about a decade. Then in the mid to late 60s, the name started to fall. It currently sits at #1,178.

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Top 5 has changed drastically over the last few decades. More so for the girl names. The boy's names didn't change much until recently. Check out the Top 5 names nationwide from Babycenter.com and the Top 5 for Minnesota as well.

Sidenote: Because of the death of Kobe Bryant, the name Kobe had a huge increase. A jump of 175%. I'm going to guess that a significant percentage of that is in the state of California.

Top 5 Girls Names Nationwide

  1. Sophia
  2. Olivia
  3. Riley
  4. Emma
  5. Ava

Top 5 Girls Names for Minnesota

  1. Olivia
  2. Ava
  3. Emma
  4. Charlotte
  5. Amelia

Top 5 Boys Names Nationwide

  1. Liam
  2. Noah
  3. Jackson
  4. Aiden
  5. Elijah

Top 5 Boys Names for Minnesota

  1. Noah
  2. Oliver
  3. Liam
  4. Benjamin
  5. William

Sidenote: Because of the death of Kobe Bryant, the name Kobe had a huge increase. A jump of 175%. I'm going to guess that a significant percentage of that is in the state of California.