100 Most Popular Baby Names in District of Columbia

In this section of the site we have data on the most popular baby names since records began in 1910 to the most recent data in 2021. These names are taken directly from the Social Security card applications for births that occurred in the United States.

The table below shows the top 100 most popular baby names for the latest year, 2021, with a total count for the number of births registered with that given name.

This page contains both boy and girl names, but you can click below to see just the names by sex:

Boys Girls
Rank Name Count Name Count
1 Henry 75 Charlotte 49
2 William 71 Ava 41
3 James 63 Maya 39
4 Noah 59 Sophia 36
5 Liam 57 Emma 35
6 Theodore 57 Elizabeth 33
7 Charles 50 Nora 32
8 Benjamin 45 Olivia 32
9 Leo 45 Zoe 32
10 John 41 Eleanor 31
11 Alexander 38 Naomi 29
12 Jack 37 Mia 28
13 Joseph 37 Chloe 27
14 Samuel 34 Margaret 27
15 Dylan 32 Lucy 26
16 Ethan 32 Sofia 26
17 Logan 32 Evelyn 25
18 Lucas 32 Isabella 25
19 Miles 32 Alexandra 24
20 Elijah 31 Alice 23
21 Michael 31 Amelia 23
22 George 30 Ella 23
23 Oliver 30 Emilia 22
24 Julian 29 Penelope 22
25 Isaac 28 Sophie 22
26 Daniel 27 Claire 21
27 Sebastian 27 Grace 20
28 Thomas 27 Josephine 20
29 Amir 26 Layla 20
30 Jackson 25 Gianna 19
31 Gabriel 23 Abigail 18
32 Luca 23 Eloise 18
33 Max 23 Emily 18
34 Arthur 22 Margot 18
35 Ezra 21 Riley 18
36 Kai 21 Avery 17
37 Mateo 21 Julia 17
38 Christopher 20 Lucia 17
39 Simon 20 Madison 17
40 Asher 19 Caroline 16
41 Graham 19 Clara 16
42 Luke 19 Eliana 16
43 Zion 19 Eva 16
44 August 18 Nova 16
45 Caleb 18 Skylar 16
46 David 18 Aria 15
47 Felix 18 Maeve 15
48 Jacob 18 Maria 15
49 Jude 18 Victoria 15
50 Milo 18 Zoey 15
51 Robert 18 Anna 14
52 Amari 17 Cecilia 14
53 Ryan 17 Cora 14
54 Andrew 16 Dream 14
55 Carter 16 Hazel 14
56 King 16 Isabelle 14
57 Mason 16 Lillian 14
58 Owen 15 Valentina 14
59 Messiah 15 Isla 13
60 Matthew 15 Scarlett 13
61 Cameron 15 Nina 13
62 Aiden 15 Mila 13
63 Adam 15 Luna 13
64 Jayden 15 June 13
65 Cairo 14 Genesis 13
66 Levi 14 Camila 13
67 Micah 14 Ayla 13
68 Peter 14 Amira 13
69 Remy 14 Adeline 12
70 Xavier 14 Ariana 12
71 Anthony 13 Autumn 12
72 Antonio 13 Lily 12
73 Bryson 13 Madeline 12
74 Elias 13 Ada 11
75 Nicholas 13 Amara 11
76 Nolan 13 Catherine 11
77 Patrick 13 Eliza 11
78 Aaron 12 Hannah 11
79 Angel 12 Harper 11
80 Ashton 12 Leah 11
81 Declan 12 Rose 11
82 Evan 12 Ruby 11
83 Finn 12 Sloane 11
84 Ian 12 Violet 11
85 Joel 12 Laila 10
86 Jonathan 12 Zuri 10
87 Joshua 12 Zara 10
88 Josiah 12 Yara 10
89 Kingston 12 Valeria 10
90 Theo 12 Serenity 10
91 Wyatt 12 Natalie 10
92 Calvin 11 Lena 10
93 Wesley 11 Amy 10
94 Nathan 11 Arya 10
95 Maxwell 11 Daphne 10
96 Malachi 11 Elena 10
97 Jace 11 Dior 10
98 Ace 11 Kimberly 10
99 Enzo 11 Leila 9
100 Adrian 11 London 9

Most Popular District of Columbia Baby Names by Year

We have data on the most popular baby names in District of Columbia for each year since records began in 1910 to the most recent data in 2021.

However, 111 years is a lot of data to display, so in the sections below we'll show you the top 5 most popular baby names for each of the last 10 years.

Popular Baby Names in District of Columbia for 2020

As you can see the most popular baby names in District of Columbia for births recorded in 2020 are William and Olivia.

The table below shows the top 5 male and female names for the year.

Boys Girls
Rank Name Count Name Count
1 William 63 Olivia 53
2 Noah 62 Ava 51
3 James 60 Charlotte 47
4 John 60 Emma 40
5 Henry 57 Eleanor 37

Popular Baby Names in District of Columbia for 2019

As you can see the most popular baby names in District of Columbia for births recorded in 2019 are William and Olivia.

The table below shows the top 5 male and female names for the year.

Boys Girls
Rank Name Count Name Count
1 William 86 Olivia 53
2 James 71 Charlotte 47
3 Noah 62 Elizabeth 44
4 Benjamin 60 Emma 42
5 Henry 60 Ava 40

Popular Baby Names in District of Columbia for 2018

As you can see the most popular baby names in District of Columbia for births recorded in 2018 are William and Ava.

The table below shows the top 5 male and female names for the year.

Boys Girls
Rank Name Count Name Count
1 William 84 Ava 54
2 James 79 Olivia 47
3 Henry 64 Elizabeth 45
4 Alexander 61 Emma 42
5 Benjamin 59 Charlotte 36

Popular Baby Names in District of Columbia for 2017

As you can see the most popular baby names in District of Columbia for births recorded in 2017 are James and Ava.

The table below shows the top 5 male and female names for the year.

Boys Girls
Rank Name Count Name Count
1 James 93 Ava 56
2 Henry 83 Olivia 52
3 William 80 Eleanor 51
4 Noah 76 Genesis 41
5 Jacob 59 Charlotte 39

Popular Baby Names in District of Columbia for 2016

As you can see the most popular baby names in District of Columbia for births recorded in 2016 are William and Ava.

The table below shows the top 5 male and female names for the year.

Boys Girls
Rank Name Count Name Count
1 William 94 Ava 49
2 Alexander 76 Sofia 46
3 Henry 75 Charlotte 45
4 Noah 65 Olivia 44
5 Benjamin 63 Emma 43

Popular Baby Names in District of Columbia for 2015

As you can see the most popular baby names in District of Columbia for births recorded in 2015 are William and Genesis.

The table below shows the top 5 male and female names for the year.

Boys Girls
Rank Name Count Name Count
1 William 78 Genesis 50
2 Henry 75 Ava 47
3 James 68 Charlotte 47
4 Alexander 64 Sofia 45
5 Jacob 62 Emma 41

Popular Baby Names in District of Columbia for 2014

As you can see the most popular baby names in District of Columbia for births recorded in 2014 are Alexander and Elizabeth.

The table below shows the top 5 male and female names for the year.

Boys Girls
Rank Name Count Name Count
1 Alexander 75 Elizabeth 51
2 William 73 Olivia 50
3 John 71 Ava 44
4 Benjamin 64 Emma 40
5 James 61 Zoe 39

Popular Baby Names in District of Columbia for 2013

As you can see the most popular baby names in District of Columbia for births recorded in 2013 are William and Charlotte.

The table below shows the top 5 male and female names for the year.

Boys Girls
Rank Name Count Name Count
1 William 87 Charlotte 53
2 Alexander 77 Sofia 48
3 John 70 Olivia 41
4 Henry 69 Genesis 40
5 Samuel 61 Emma 37

Popular Baby Names in District of Columbia for 2012

As you can see the most popular baby names in District of Columbia for births recorded in 2012 are William and Sophia.

The table below shows the top 5 male and female names for the year.

Boys Girls
Rank Name Count Name Count
1 William 94 Sophia 50
2 Alexander 67 Emma 42
3 Henry 65 Olivia 40
4 John 64 Charlotte 38
5 James 59 Genesis 34

Popular Baby Names in District of Columbia for 2011

As you can see the most popular baby names in District of Columbia for births recorded in 2011 are William and Sophia.

The table below shows the top 5 male and female names for the year.

Boys Girls
Rank Name Count Name Count
1 William 73 Sophia 50
2 Alexander 63 Ava 41
3 James 63 Elizabeth 38
4 Daniel 61 Madison 35
5 Christopher 60 Olivia 35

Data Source(s)

All of the data on this page is sourced from the Social Security Administration (SSA) and excludes any names with fewer than 5 occurrences in any geographic area.

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