100 Most Popular Baby Names in Virginia

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 Liam 596 Charlotte 454
2 Noah 508 Olivia 439
3 James 418 Emma 399
4 William 400 Ava 382
5 Oliver 381 Sophia 330
6 Elijah 348 Amelia 310
7 Henry 330 Isabella 273
8 Lucas 327 Elizabeth 249
9 Benjamin 302 Evelyn 240
10 Jackson 296 Mia 234
11 John 291 Harper 228
12 Theodore 286 Eleanor 219
13 Mason 277 Abigail 205
14 Levi 269 Avery 198
15 Owen 260 Gianna 190
16 Alexander 257 Ella 187
17 Jack 254 Chloe 177
18 Samuel 249 Madison 175
19 Michael 242 Scarlett 175
20 Ethan 239 Emily 172
21 Wyatt 232 Luna 171
22 Aiden 231 Nora 169
23 Gabriel 226 Naomi 166
24 Logan 225 Layla 165
25 Luke 224 Lily 161
26 Grayson 223 Riley 157
27 Joseph 223 Aria 156
28 Jacob 215 Hazel 154
29 Daniel 214 Willow 154
30 Thomas 214 Isla 153
31 David 213 Zoe 153
32 Asher 212 Grace 151
33 Carter 209 Penelope 151
34 Isaac 208 Camila 149
35 Caleb 205 Eliana 148
36 Matthew 205 Lillian 148
37 Jayden 204 Mila 148
38 Dylan 202 Sofia 148
39 Christopher 199 Hannah 147
40 Charles 198 Nova 145
41 Mateo 191 Violet 132
42 Ezra 185 Aurora 130
43 Hudson 177 Caroline 130
44 Miles 169 Josephine 130
45 Sebastian 169 Zoey 128
46 Josiah 167 Savannah 126
47 Cameron 164 Lucy 123
48 Anthony 163 Natalie 121
49 Lincoln 158 Kinsley 120
50 Leo 154 Genesis 118
51 Andrew 153 Claire 116
52 Joshua 152 Elena 116
53 Julian 152 Paisley 115
54 Luca 152 Addison 114
55 Robert 152 Ellie 113
56 Connor 145 Stella 113
57 Elias 144 Madelyn 112
58 Jaxon 144 Leah 110
59 Maverick 142 Skylar 110
60 Easton 139 Autumn 109
61 Ryan 139 Emilia 108
62 Isaiah 137 Sadie 105
63 Colton 134 Alice 104
64 Landon 133 Maya 104
65 Kai 132 Victoria 104
66 Nolan 132 Ivy 103
67 Micah 131 Sophie 102
68 Waylon 131 Aubrey 101
69 Silas 130 Kennedy 97
70 Nathan 128 Allison 96
71 Declan 125 Anna 95
72 Everett 122 Everly 95
73 Wesley 121 Audrey 93
74 Ian 120 Brooklyn 91
75 Adam 119 Reagan 91
76 Eli 119 Peyton 88
77 Adrian 117 Margaret 87
78 Aaron 115 Aaliyah 86
79 Parker 114 Isabelle 86
80 Cooper 114 Madeline 86
81 Roman 111 Clara 85
82 Jeremiah 111 Cora 84
83 Axel 110 Hailey 84
84 Hunter 108 Leilani 84
85 Ezekiel 107 Lydia 82
86 Carson 106 Serenity 82
87 Jameson 106 Piper 81
88 Bennett 105 Ruby 80
89 Christian 105 Gabriella 78
90 Jonathan 105 Raelynn 78
91 Jordan 104 Nevaeh 78
92 Rowan 103 Eliza 78
93 Amir 102 Ariana 78
94 August 101 Eva 77
95 Austin 101 Sarah 76
96 Brooks 101 Eloise 74
97 Harrison 98 Everleigh 73
98 Weston 98 Adeline 72
99 Jace 97 Magnolia 72
100 Legend 96 Bella 71

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 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 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

Popular Baby Names in Virginia for 2011

As you can see the most popular baby names in Virginia 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 590 Sophia 510
2 Jacob 520 Emma 494
3 Mason 487 Olivia 455
4 Noah 478 Isabella 449
5 Ethan 438 Abigail 413

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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