100 Most Popular Baby Names in South Carolina

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 William 283 Olivia 238
2 James 249 Ava 219
3 Liam 244 Charlotte 214
4 Noah 241 Emma 210
5 Elijah 218 Amelia 195
6 Oliver 174 Harper 165
7 Samuel 171 Isabella 138
8 John 168 Evelyn 137
9 Henry 166 Elizabeth 132
10 Mason 165 Mia 115
11 Asher 164 Sophia 115
12 Kingston 150 Ella 108
13 Jackson 147 Madison 107
14 Lucas 147 Eleanor 104
15 Michael 135 Nova 99
16 Carter 134 Paisley 99
17 Levi 131 Abigail 97
18 Daniel 130 Brooklyn 94
19 Benjamin 129 Scarlett 94
20 Thomas 127 Riley 92
21 Wyatt 126 Gianna 91
22 Aiden 123 Lily 89
23 Charles 118 Emily 87
24 Grayson 118 Skylar 85
25 Hudson 117 Zoey 85
26 Josiah 117 Kinsley 84
27 Waylon 116 Addison 83
28 Alexander 115 Nora 83
29 Easton 112 Luna 82
30 Joseph 110 Caroline 81
31 Jack 109 Willow 81
32 Luke 108 Chloe 80
33 Logan 101 Layla 77
34 David 100 Avery 76
35 Ezra 99 Ellie 76
36 Jaxon 99 Naomi 76
37 Owen 99 Raelynn 76
38 Caleb 97 Hazel 74
39 Theodore 97 Ivy 74
40 Christopher 96 Savannah 74
41 Jacob 96 Serenity 73
42 Greyson 95 Aubrey 72
43 Gabriel 93 Lillian 72
44 Nolan 93 Nevaeh 72
45 Isaiah 92 Kennedy 70
46 Robert 91 Sadie 69
47 Micah 90 Grace 67
48 Cooper 88 Isla 67
49 Legend 88 Penelope 66
50 Maverick 88 Stella 66
51 Matthew 85 Mila 65
52 Joshua 83 Sofia 64
53 Landon 83 Autumn 63
54 Bryson 82 Ryleigh 63
55 Kayden 82 Everleigh 62
56 Colton 81 Margaret 61
57 Jayden 81 Camila 61
58 Anthony 79 Anna 60
59 Ethan 79 Blakely 60
60 Isaac 78 Mary 60
61 Jaxson 78 Hannah 59
62 Andrew 77 Aurora 58
63 Christian 76 Everly 57
64 Dylan 76 Madelyn 57
65 Sawyer 76 Violet 57
66 Cameron 75 Lucy 54
67 Lincoln 74 Aaliyah 53
68 Amir 73 Aria 53
69 Carson 71 Genesis 53
70 Sebastian 71 Leilani 53
71 Hunter 70 Rylee 53
72 Jonathan 70 Eliza 52
73 Miles 70 Londyn 51
74 Kai 69 Natalie 51
75 Karter 69 Adeline 50
76 Jameson 68 Callie 50
77 Messiah 66 Brielle 49
78 Weston 66 Delilah 49
79 Luca 66 Eliana 49
80 Braxton 64 Journee 49
81 Brayden 64 Lydia 49
82 Eli 64 Elena 46
83 Elias 64 Zoe 46
84 Jace 64 Emersyn 46
85 Parker 64 Emery 46
86 Walker 64 Emerson 45
87 Everett 63 Magnolia 44
88 Leo 62 Alice 43
89 Nathan 62 Audrey 43
90 Ashton 61 Piper 43
91 Mateo 60 Sarah 42
92 Kyrie 59 Reagan 42
93 Chase 59 Peyton 42
94 Silas 58 Gabriella 42
95 Ryan 58 Ariana 42
96 Brooks 58 Kehlani 42
97 Julian 58 Claire 41
98 River 57 Victoria 40
99 Roman 57 Kali 40
100 Ayden 57 Harmony 40

Most Popular South Carolina Baby Names by Year

We have data on the most popular baby names in South Carolina 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 South Carolina for 2020

As you can see the most popular baby names in South Carolina for births recorded in 2020 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 279 Ava 254
2 Noah 275 Olivia 231
3 James 248 Charlotte 198
4 Liam 246 Emma 194
5 Elijah 226 Amelia 179

Popular Baby Names in South Carolina for 2019

As you can see the most popular baby names in South Carolina 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 310 Olivia 269
2 Noah 271 Ava 248
3 Liam 247 Charlotte 220
4 James 240 Amelia 214
5 Elijah 236 Emma 210

Popular Baby Names in South Carolina for 2018

As you can see the most popular baby names in South Carolina 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 326 Ava 261
2 James 267 Olivia 232
3 Noah 262 Emma 231
4 Elijah 256 Charlotte 211
5 Liam 252 Harper 170

Popular Baby Names in South Carolina for 2017

As you can see the most popular baby names in South Carolina for births recorded in 2017 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 326 Ava 290
2 Noah 286 Emma 256
3 Mason 271 Olivia 222
4 James 252 Charlotte 193
5 Liam 232 Harper 189

Popular Baby Names in South Carolina for 2016

As you can see the most popular baby names in South Carolina 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 357 Ava 265
2 Noah 287 Emma 259
3 James 271 Olivia 228
4 Mason 270 Charlotte 204
5 Elijah 222 Madison 165

Popular Baby Names in South Carolina for 2015

As you can see the most popular baby names in South Carolina for births recorded in 2015 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 360 Ava 281
2 James 299 Olivia 238
3 Mason 285 Emma 227
4 Noah 274 Madison 207
5 Elijah 232 Elizabeth 203

Popular Baby Names in South Carolina for 2014

As you can see the most popular baby names in South Carolina for births recorded in 2014 are William and Emma.

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

Boys Girls
Rank Name Count Name Count
1 William 364 Emma 295
2 James 285 Ava 290
3 Mason 256 Olivia 228
4 Noah 254 Madison 210
5 Jackson 240 Isabella 191

Popular Baby Names in South Carolina for 2013

As you can see the most popular baby names in South Carolina for births recorded in 2013 are William and Emma.

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

Boys Girls
Rank Name Count Name Count
1 William 342 Emma 277
2 Mason 306 Olivia 223
3 James 278 Madison 218
4 Noah 264 Ava 212
5 Elijah 238 Sophia 204

Popular Baby Names in South Carolina for 2012

As you can see the most popular baby names in South Carolina for births recorded in 2012 are William and Emma.

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

Boys Girls
Rank Name Count Name Count
1 William 402 Emma 258
2 Mason 316 Madison 249
3 James 279 Olivia 233
4 Elijah 269 Ava 221
5 Jayden 242 Isabella 221

Popular Baby Names in South Carolina for 2011

As you can see the most popular baby names in South Carolina for births recorded in 2011 are William and Madison.

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

Boys Girls
Rank Name Count Name Count
1 William 410 Madison 252
2 Mason 270 Emma 243
3 Jayden 264 Isabella 235
4 James 258 Olivia 224
5 Aiden 256 Ava 195

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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