"Kobe" and "Gianna" Are Among Most Popular Baby Names In 2020


WNBA All-Star Game 2019

WNBA All-Star Game 2019

The tributes for NBA legend Kobe Bryant continue to pour in -- this time in the form of baby names. According to BabyCenter, there's been a spike in newborns with the names Kobe and Gianna since the father-daughter duo died in a helicopter crash in January. More than 500,000 new babies are registered with the site. Kobe vaulted from #595 on the list last year to #216 this year. Gianna jumped from #76 last year to #24 right now. Other top boy names for 2020: Liam, Noah, Jackson. Other top girl names for 2020: Sophia, Olivia, Riley.