40 Awesome Happy 20th Birthday Wishes

Turning 20 marks the end of one being a spoiled bratty teenager and welcoming the morphing into a new adult. Turning 20 is always an awesome experience, and it’s your duty to make it feel as such for a new 20-year-old. Gifts are mandatory, but words last forever, as words speak where voices can’t.

Happy 20th Birthday Wishes

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Take a chance and choose one of these 20th birthday wishes, and you are guaranteed to make a 20-year-old look like a kid happy with their new toy. Here are the messages.

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Best 20th Birthday Wishes

Let’s start with the top 10 birthday messages for people turning 20. Be it your child, sibling, colleague, relative, or friend, this list will inspire you to write the most heart-touching words in the greeting card.

  • Happy 20th Birthday! Get ready for a new level of adventure.
  • Are you ready to be transferred to your twenties? Don’t worry, you can still watch your favorite movies.
  • Welcome to 20, when you’re a grownup but still need to play like kids. Happy 20th Birthday!

Welcome to 20, when you're a grownup but still need to play like kids. Happy 20th Birthday!

  • Happy 20th Birthday to someone I’m proud to call [friend].
  • Congratulations on finishing two decades of your life! Good job!
  • May 20 be the end of misery and the beginning of good luck.
  • My best wishes to the person who made a bunch of legit money even before 20. I hope to enroll under your guidance.
  • Congrats on turning 20! Don’t worry about getting old; it’s not as terrible as you think.
  • On your 20th birthday, I’m sending you my heartfelt wishes, a bundle of chocolates, and a beautiful bouquet of white lilies.
  • Happy 20th Birthday to the person whose Facebook timeline always makes me laugh. May your dreams come true.

Funny 20th Birthday Wishes

Make a twenty-year-old smile with one of these messages.

  • As you’re turning 20, may you lose 20 kg this year.

As you're turning 20, may you lose 20 kg this year. Happy 20th Birthday!

  • Happy 20th Birthday! May you get an iPhone 20 when it’s released. Maybe 20 years later.
  • Do you know what’s so sweet about turning 20? Nothing; you just get bigger.


Wish your son a happy 20th birthday with one of these messages. If that is not enough, check out this link for more messages for your son.

  • Happy 20th Birthday to the most wonderful son in the world!
  • You already reached 20, so I wish you would reach your dreams as well. Happy Birthday, Son!

You already reached 20, so I wish you reach your dreams as well. Happy Birthday, Son!

  • Happy 20th Birthday to my tall son! May your future wife be as tall as you.
  • As you’re 20, I hope you won’t go away like many sons in their twenties. Love you always and forever.


Here are some birthday wishes for a daughter turning 20. You might also want to see the big list of birthday messages for daughters.

  • Happy 20th Birthday to the prettiest daughter ever!
  • 10 years of cuteness + 10 years of beauty = an awesome girl.

10 years of cuteness + 10 years of beauty = an awesome girl. Happy Birthday!

  • You were cute at 10, sweet at 16, and finally, the prettiest girl at 20. Happy Birthday, Daughter!
  • True happiness is when your baby girl turns into a cool lady. Best wishes to my sweetheart.


The following messages are to be sent to a 20-year-old brother.

  • Happy 20th birthday to my dear brother! I’m so proud of the guy you’ve become. I know you have a bright future ahead of you.
  • Does turning 20 mean that there are no “cake in the face” pranks anymore? LOL. Enjoy, bro!
  • You are my best buddy. I want to share something funny. You are as sweet as honey. So please give me some money. Happy Birthday, Big Brother!
  • Is turning from a good boy into a handsome guy very cool? Be careful; girls will keep bothering you, and I’m sure you will love that. Happy Birthday, Bro!


What if the birthday girl is your sister? Here are a few messages for a twenty-year-old sister.

  • Happy 20th Birthday to my favorite 20-year-old girl, my awesome sister!
  • Girls turn into princesses at 20, but you’re turning into a big drama queen.
  • This is how my sister has changed over the years: from a partner in crime to a big boss.
  • For the gift you have given me all these 20 years, I’m proud to be here and share this day with you. A sweet birthday to my sweet little sister!


Here are some messages for your 20-year-old nephew.

  • Happy Birthday, Nephew! The twenties brought no change in your handsomeness. Congrats on that!
  • Dear nephew, I can’t believe you’re now 20. It seems like just yesterday you were a little boy running and playing with his toys.
  • During this up-and-down time at twenties, your [uncle/aunt] is here for you, man. Have my best wishes.
  • Only risk-takers can discover the world, and you’re one of them. Happy 20th Birthday, my energetic nephew.


Here are a few messages for a niece turning 20.

  • Happy 20th Birthday, my niece! Do you know that your twenties are a big part of your beauty? Yes, enjoy being super beautiful.
  • Turning 20 deserves a special song. But my hoarse voice might make all your friends run away. So, you can do it.
  • 20 years of life were enough to change my niece to a pretty lady. Love you!


Congratulate your friend on turning 20 with one of these messages.

  • Congratulations on surviving 7300 days, big turtle!
  • Happy Birthday to a wonderful friend who can revive any dead party.
  • You are not only my best friend, but my twin as well. Congrats on turning 20!

The big 21 is also a birthday you should never miss; wish them a happy 21st birthday next year.

Last Updated on January 10, 2024

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