100 Most Popular Baby Names in South Carolina (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 Noah 267 Charlotte 242
2 Liam 261 Olivia 226
3 William 258 Amelia 195
4 James 249 Ava 184
5 John 196 Emma 171
6 Elijah 195 Harper 147
7 Oliver 188 Elizabeth 138
8 Henry 183 Isabella 134
9 Charles 152 Evelyn 124
10 Asher 150 Sophia 119
11 Jackson 150 Mia 116
12 Lucas 146 Nova 116
13 Samuel 141 Eleanor 107
14 Levi 138 Chloe 94
15 Joseph 135 Scarlett 93
16 Benjamin 134 Layla 90
17 Wyatt 134 Lily 89
18 Mason 132 Luna 89
19 Thomas 128 Madison 88
20 David 125 Hazel 86
21 Michael 123 Violet 86
22 Grayson 122 Willow 86
23 Hudson 121 Abigail 85
24 Aiden 118 Paisley 84
25 Daniel 114 Gianna 83
26 Kingston 111 Riley 83
27 Waylon 106 Aurora 82
28 Theodore 105 Nora 82
29 Carter 102 Ivy 80
30 Christopher 101 Lillian 80
31 Gabriel 100 Ellie 79
32 Jacob 100 Naomi 79
33 Maverick 100 Isla 78
34 Logan 98 Avery 77
35 Silas 98 Kinsley 77
36 Cooper 97 Madelyn 74
37 Luke 96 Anna 72
38 Matthew 95 Ella 72
39 Colton 93 Emily 72
40 Lincoln 93 Sofia 72
41 Walker 92 Caroline 71
42 Nolan 91 Natalie 71
43 Owen 91 Penelope 70
44 Easton 89 Raelynn 70
45 Josiah 89 Aria 69
46 Jaxon 88 Addison 68
47 Joshua 88 Mary 68
48 Ezra 87 Zoey 67
49 Andrew 86 Kennedy 66
50 Alexander 83 Sadie 66
51 Jack 82 Emilia 65
52 Jameson 81 Everly 64
53 Legend 80 Mila 64
54 Micah 78 Nevaeh 64
55 Sawyer 78 Savannah 63
56 Kayden 75 Brooklyn 63
57 Mateo 75 Stella 62
58 Leo 73 Autumn 61
59 Cameron 72 Genesis 61
60 Ethan 72 Lucy 61
61 Isaiah 72 Serenity 61
62 Robert 72 Skylar 61
63 Caleb 71 Margaret 59
64 Messiah 71 Piper 57
65 Jayce 70 Everleigh 56
66 Kai 70 Camila 53
67 Weston 70 Grace 53
68 Elias 69 Rylee 53
69 Jace 69 Blakely 52
70 Karter 69 Delilah 52
71 River 69 Emery 51
72 Amir 67 Aaliyah 50
73 Anthony 66 Eden 50
74 Dylan 66 Journee 50
75 Hunter 66 Leilani 50
76 Jayden 66 Aubrey 49
77 Brooks 65 Elena 49
78 Sebastian 65 Emerson 49
79 Parker 64 Hannah 48
80 Ezekiel 63 Magnolia 48
81 Wesley 63 Ryleigh 48
82 Jonathan 63 Kehlani 47
83 Luca 63 Sarah 47
84 Bryson 62 Ruby 47
85 Carson 62 Emersyn 47
86 Miles 60 Alice 47
87 Ashton 59 Cora 46
88 Axel 59 Eloise 46
89 Jeremiah 59 Parker 46
90 Beau 58 Millie 45
91 August 57 Ayla 44
92 Greyson 57 Bella 44
93 Kaiden 57 Saylor 44
94 Bennett 56 Sophie 44
95 Rowan 56 Victoria 44
96 Landon 56 Maria 43
97 Jasper 56 Oaklynn 43
98 Jordan 56 Eliza 43
99 Everett 55 Adeline 43
100 Christian 55 Lydia 42

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 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 South Carolina for 2021

As you can see the most popular baby names in South Carolina for births recorded in 2021 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 283 Olivia 238
2 James 249 Ava 219
3 Liam 244 Charlotte 214
4 Noah 241 Emma 210
5 Elijah 218 Amelia 195

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

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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