100 Most Popular Baby Names in District of Columbia (Updated for 2022)

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 2022. 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, 2022, with a total count for the number of births registered with that given name.

You might be wondering why we don't have data for the current year, 2024. This is because the Social Security Administration who collect the data have to first verify it and safeguard privacy. Data from the previous year is released around May each year.

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 68 Charlotte 46
2 Theodore 55 Ava 43
3 James 46 Olivia 39
4 Liam 46 Nora 35
5 William 46 Eleanor 33
6 Charles 46 Sophia 32
7 Noah 45 Chloe 30
8 Alexander 40 Maya 30
9 John 39 Zoe 30
10 Jack 37 Elizabeth 29
11 Oliver 34 Amelia 28
12 Samuel 34 Emma 28
13 Benjamin 32 Isabella 27
14 Miles 32 Sofia 26
15 Leo 30 Mia 24
16 Adrian 29 Penelope 24
17 Kai 29 Camila 23
18 Luca 29 Evelyn 23
19 Lucas 29 Aria 22
20 Michael 29 Grace 22
21 Thomas 29 Margaret 22
22 Dylan 28 Abigail 20
23 August 27 Hazel 20
24 Gabriel 27 Eliana 19
25 Julian 27 Madeline 19
26 Ethan 25 Naomi 19
27 Joseph 25 Sophie 19
28 Mason 25 Aurora 18
29 Owen 25 Ella 18
30 George 24 Emilia 18
31 Isaac 24 Stella 18
32 Daniel 23 Caroline 17
33 Sebastian 23 Cora 17
34 Logan 22 Mila 17
35 Aiden 21 Ayla 16
36 David 21 Emily 16
37 Ezra 21 Eva 16
38 Nathan 21 Lily 16
39 Adam 20 Ruby 16
40 Mateo 20 Skylar 16
41 Wesley 20 Anna 15
42 Amir 19 Hannah 15
43 Chase 19 Luna 15
44 Luke 19 Maeve 15
45 Max 19 Violet 15
46 Arthur 18 Alice 14
47 Caleb 18 Amira 14
48 Elijah 18 Josephine 14
49 Legend 18 Layla 14
50 Matthew 18 Margot 14
51 Amari 17 Quinn 14
52 Jacob 17 Sloane 14
53 Josiah 17 Valentina 14
54 Kayden 17 Elena 13
55 Messiah 17 Victoria 13
56 Patrick 17 Nevaeh 13
57 Ryan 17 Eloise 13
58 Cameron 16 Brielle 13
59 Jayden 16 Autumn 13
60 Santiago 16 Alexandra 13
61 Simon 16 Avery 12
62 Jonathan 15 Ellie 12
63 Theo 15 Rose 12
64 Robert 15 Audrey 11
65 Nicholas 15 Dream 11
66 Joshua 15 Frances 11
67 Axel 15 Iris 11
68 Asher 15 Isabel 11
69 Micah 15 Jade 11
70 Andrew 14 Jane 11
71 Carter 14 Julia 11
72 Christopher 14 June 11
73 Kairo 14 Lillian 11
74 Leon 14 Serenity 11
75 Nasir 14 Zara 11
76 Eli 13 Phoebe 10
77 Felix 13 Zuri 10
78 Grayson 13 Vivian 10
79 Jonah 13 Samantha 10
80 Levi 13 Ruth 10
81 Xavier 13 Noa 10
82 Angel 12 Lucia 10
83 Brooks 12 Isla 10
84 Christian 12 Harper 10
85 Diego 12 Amara 10
86 Jeremiah 12 Dior 10
87 Nathaniel 12 Clara 10
88 Nolan 12 Charlie 10
89 Walter 12 Brooke 10
90 Zion 11 Leilani 10
91 Ian 11 Riley 9
92 Finn 11 Zoey 9
93 Charlie 11 Wynter 9
94 Aaron 11 Summer 9
95 Elias 11 Sevyn 9
96 Jackson 10 Sadie 9
97 Jason 10 Adeline 9
98 Maxwell 10 Eve 9
99 Rafael 10 Maria 9
100 Roman 10 Reign 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 2022.

However, 112 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 2021

As you can see the most popular baby names in District of Columbia for births recorded in 2021 are Henry and Charlotte.

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

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

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

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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