100 Most Popular Baby Names in Virginia (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 Liam 631 Charlotte 462
2 Noah 492 Olivia 419
3 James 407 Emma 365
4 William 397 Ava 355
5 Oliver 394 Amelia 335
6 Henry 374 Sophia 297
7 Theodore 356 Harper 263
8 Elijah 319 Isabella 261
9 Levi 301 Evelyn 259
10 Lucas 300 Elizabeth 254
11 Benjamin 282 Luna 233
12 Owen 268 Mia 227
13 John 267 Eleanor 226
14 Asher 246 Abigail 193
15 Alexander 238 Scarlett 184
16 Michael 238 Emily 183
17 Jackson 237 Lily 179
18 Ethan 231 Sofia 176
19 Jack 230 Avery 172
20 Gabriel 229 Nora 172
21 Mason 227 Hazel 170
22 Joseph 226 Riley 167
23 Daniel 224 Zoe 166
24 Grayson 215 Chloe 165
25 Jacob 212 Nova 163
26 Luke 212 Layla 162
27 Thomas 212 Naomi 161
28 Wyatt 212 Penelope 159
29 Mateo 211 Violet 159
30 Aiden 210 Lillian 157
31 Charles 208 Madison 157
32 Samuel 208 Aria 154
33 Logan 199 Hannah 150
34 Dylan 196 Eliana 147
35 Luca 193 Grace 147
36 Hudson 190 Ella 145
37 Leo 187 Willow 143
38 David 186 Isla 142
39 Isaac 185 Aurora 138
40 Ezra 183 Ellie 138
41 Carter 177 Zoey 131
42 Caleb 176 Camila 129
43 Sebastian 170 Mila 128
44 Matthew 169 Caroline 127
45 Maverick 168 Stella 127
46 Jayden 164 Emilia 124
47 Waylon 161 Maya 124
48 Miles 156 Lucy 122
49 Kai 155 Victoria 121
50 Anthony 150 Gianna 119
51 Joshua 150 Ivy 116
52 Julian 149 Addison 114
53 Elias 148 Audrey 113
54 Christopher 147 Genesis 113
55 Josiah 147 Madelyn 109
56 Micah 147 Claire 108
57 Cameron 146 Sophie 107
58 Robert 144 Josephine 105
59 Lincoln 142 Skylar 104
60 Everett 141 Cora 102
61 Cooper 138 Madeline 101
62 Colton 134 Savannah 101
63 Silas 131 Kinsley 100
64 Wesley 130 Alice 99
65 Nathan 127 Eloise 99
66 Isaiah 126 Natalie 97
67 Nolan 126 Sadie 97
68 Christian 124 Autumn 96
69 Jaxon 123 Aubrey 95
70 Ezekiel 121 Elena 95
71 Jonathan 121 Leilani 94
72 Walker 121 Ayla 90
73 Andrew 119 Raelynn 90
74 Landon 119 Anna 88
75 Bennett 118 Kennedy 86
76 Easton 117 Margaret 85
77 Ryan 116 Leah 84
78 Adam 116 Everly 83
79 Weston 115 Reagan 83
80 Jameson 114 Ashley 81
81 Ian 114 Eliza 81
82 Amir 112 Everleigh 80
83 Declan 111 Hailey 80
84 Brooks 110 Adeline 79
85 Eli 108 Magnolia 79
86 Carson 107 Sarah 79
87 Kayden 107 Ruby 77
88 Roman 106 Liliana 76
89 Adrian 105 Lydia 76
90 Connor 100 Paisley 76
91 Axel 99 Brooklyn 75
92 Jeremiah 98 Lyla 73
93 Brayden 93 Eden 73
94 Kaiden 93 Serenity 73
95 George 92 Mary 73
96 Nicholas 92 Samantha 73
97 Dominic 91 Peyton 72
98 Ryder 91 Allison 72
99 Austin 91 Quinn 72
100 Rowan 91 Athena 72

Most Popular Virginia Baby Names by Year

We have data on the most popular baby names in Virginia 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 Virginia for 2021

As you can see the most popular baby names in Virginia for births recorded in 2021 are Liam and Charlotte.

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

Boys Girls
Rank Name Count Name Count
1 Liam 596 Charlotte 454
2 Noah 508 Olivia 439
3 James 418 Emma 399
4 William 400 Ava 382
5 Oliver 381 Sophia 330

Popular Baby Names in Virginia for 2020

As you can see the most popular baby names in Virginia for births recorded in 2020 are Liam and Charlotte.

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

Boys Girls
Rank Name Count Name Count
1 Liam 504 Charlotte 453
2 Noah 455 Olivia 443
3 William 426 Ava 390
4 James 388 Emma 376
5 Oliver 363 Amelia 327

Popular Baby Names in Virginia for 2019

As you can see the most popular baby names in Virginia for births recorded in 2019 are Liam and Ava.

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

Boys Girls
Rank Name Count Name Count
1 Liam 582 Ava 461
2 William 516 Charlotte 435
3 Noah 514 Olivia 427
4 James 430 Emma 393
5 Lucas 387 Sophia 340

Popular Baby Names in Virginia for 2018

As you can see the most popular baby names in Virginia 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 512 Ava 463
2 Liam 505 Olivia 449
3 Noah 471 Emma 443
4 James 432 Charlotte 427
5 Alexander 369 Sophia 352

Popular Baby Names in Virginia for 2017

As you can see the most popular baby names in Virginia for births recorded in 2017 are Liam and Olivia.

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

Boys Girls
Rank Name Count Name Count
1 Liam 544 Olivia 474
2 William 525 Ava 462
3 Noah 498 Emma 439
4 James 471 Charlotte 419
5 Benjamin 371 Isabella 352

Popular Baby Names in Virginia for 2016

As you can see the most popular baby names in Virginia for births recorded in 2016 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 570 Olivia 486
2 Noah 519 Emma 452
3 James 507 Ava 439
4 Liam 481 Charlotte 408
5 Mason 434 Abigail 383

Popular Baby Names in Virginia for 2015

As you can see the most popular baby names in Virginia for births recorded in 2015 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 552 Emma 466
2 Noah 520 Olivia 461
3 Liam 512 Ava 458
4 James 499 Charlotte 404
5 Mason 450 Sophia 396

Popular Baby Names in Virginia for 2014

As you can see the most popular baby names in Virginia 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 596 Emma 541
2 Liam 521 Olivia 541
3 Mason 494 Ava 444
4 Noah 487 Sophia 426
5 James 467 Abigail 405

Popular Baby Names in Virginia for 2013

As you can see the most popular baby names in Virginia 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 598 Emma 543
2 Noah 518 Olivia 519
3 Liam 515 Sophia 497
4 Mason 476 Ava 408
5 Jacob 471 Abigail 385

Popular Baby Names in Virginia for 2012

As you can see the most popular baby names in Virginia 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 647 Emma 519
2 Mason 545 Sophia 513
3 Liam 501 Olivia 496
4 Jacob 486 Abigail 403
5 Elijah 482 Isabella 390

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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