100 Most Popular Baby Names in West 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 Asher 94 Amelia 98
2 Grayson 90 Olivia 92
3 Waylon 88 Sophia 72
4 Oliver 82 Willow 71
5 Liam 79 Ava 63
6 Maverick 76 Harper 62
7 Noah 76 Emma 60
8 Owen 72 Charlotte 58
9 Lincoln 71 Scarlett 57
10 Hudson 66 Paisley 55
11 Elijah 65 Oaklynn 50
12 William 64 Isabella 48
13 Wyatt 64 Ellie 47
14 Easton 61 Evelyn 46
15 Mason 61 Hazel 45
16 Levi 59 Luna 44
17 James 58 Aurora 43
18 Jackson 52 Ella 43
19 Weston 52 Lillian 40
20 Walker 50 Nova 40
21 Carter 47 Violet 40
22 Colton 46 Raelynn 38
23 Henry 44 Riley 38
24 Jameson 44 Everleigh 37
25 Jaxon 44 Avery 36
26 Silas 44 Delilah 36
27 John 43 Ivy 35
28 Braxton 42 Nevaeh 35
29 Lucas 42 Nora 35
30 Samuel 42 Eleanor 34
31 Greyson 41 Kinsley 34
32 Theodore 41 Layla 34
33 Benjamin 40 Stella 33
34 Charles 40 Addison 32
35 Dawson 40 Piper 32
36 Michael 40 Adalynn 31
37 Sawyer 39 Ember 31
38 Nolan 38 Abigail 30
39 Jacob 37 Kennedy 29
40 Alexander 36 Gabriella 28
41 Joseph 36 Josie 28
42 Cooper 35 Lainey 28
43 Miles 35 Lydia 28
44 Myles 35 Mia 28
45 Ryder 35 Rylee 28
46 Ryker 35 Sadie 28
47 Atlas 34 Octavia 27
48 Carson 34 Penelope 27
49 Elias 34 Everly 25
50 Gabriel 34 Madison 24
51 Beau 33 Oakley 23
52 Cameron 33 Parker 23
53 Eli 33 Saylor 23
54 Parker 33 Serenity 23
55 Luke 32 Zoey 23
56 Remington 32 Caroline 22
57 Hunter 31 Elizabeth 22
58 Maddox 31 Naomi 22
59 Jack 30 Wrenley 22
60 Kingston 30 Audrey 21
61 Bentley 29 Autumn 21
62 Hayden 29 Gracelyn 21
63 Jaxson 29 Leah 21
64 Logan 29 Aubrey 20
65 Declan 28 Brynlee 20
66 Ezra 28 Freya 20
67 Isaac 28 Isla 20
68 Jace 28 Madelyn 20
69 Thomas 28 Ruby 20
70 Caleb 27 Aspen 19
71 Jensen 27 Brooklyn 19
72 River 27 Emersyn 19
73 Tucker 27 Gianna 19
74 Axel 26 Hadley 19
75 Leo 26 Peyton 19
76 Robert 26 River 19
77 Rowan 26 Ryleigh 19
78 Ashton 25 Bailey 18
79 Isaiah 25 Chloe 18
80 Joshua 25 Elliana 18
81 Landon 25 Emery 18
82 Luca 25 Iris 18
83 Aiden 24 Josephine 18
84 Connor 24 Adalyn 17
85 Rhett 24 Adeline 17
86 Brooks 23 Alice 17
87 Cohen 23 Claire 17
88 Emmett 23 Gracelynn 17
89 Ezekiel 23 Hannah 17
90 Jasper 23 Presley 16
91 Zayden 23 Remi 16
92 Wesley 22 Mila 16
93 Paxton 22 Magnolia 16
94 Anthony 21 Lyla 16
95 Xavier 21 Eloise 16
96 Matthew 21 Lucy 16
97 Kayson 21 Aria 16
98 Archer 21 Eliana 16
99 Gunner 21 Charlee 16
100 Christian 21 Quinn 15

Most Popular West Virginia Baby Names by Year

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

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

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

Boys Girls
Rank Name Count Name Count
1 Liam 108 Amelia 92
2 Waylon 102 Harper 73
3 Elijah 86 Paisley 71
4 Noah 86 Willow 68
5 Grayson 85 Emma 64

Popular Baby Names in West Virginia for 2020

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

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

Boys Girls
Rank Name Count Name Count
1 Liam 102 Harper 83
2 Elijah 88 Amelia 79
3 Mason 86 Ava 79
4 Asher 81 Emma 75
5 Noah 81 Olivia 74

Popular Baby Names in West Virginia for 2019

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

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

Boys Girls
Rank Name Count Name Count
1 Liam 132 Amelia 99
2 Carter 93 Emma 99
3 Mason 86 Harper 94
4 Easton 82 Olivia 94
5 Oliver 82 Ava 75

Popular Baby Names in West Virginia for 2018

As you can see the most popular baby names in West Virginia for births recorded in 2018 are Mason and Emma.

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

Boys Girls
Rank Name Count Name Count
1 Mason 114 Emma 105
2 Liam 100 Olivia 100
3 Elijah 94 Ava 94
4 Grayson 93 Harper 91
5 Owen 85 Amelia 83

Popular Baby Names in West Virginia for 2017

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

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

Boys Girls
Rank Name Count Name Count
1 Liam 135 Emma 117
2 Mason 100 Olivia 96
3 Elijah 97 Harper 91
4 Grayson 92 Paisley 79
5 Carter 91 Amelia 77

Popular Baby Names in West Virginia for 2016

As you can see the most popular baby names in West Virginia for births recorded in 2016 are Mason and Harper.

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

Boys Girls
Rank Name Count Name Count
1 Mason 111 Harper 103
2 Noah 109 Olivia 94
3 Liam 104 Ava 92
4 Grayson 100 Emma 89
5 Carter 94 Isabella 74

Popular Baby Names in West Virginia for 2015

As you can see the most popular baby names in West Virginia for births recorded in 2015 are Noah and Emma.

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

Boys Girls
Rank Name Count Name Count
1 Noah 137 Emma 143
2 Liam 127 Ava 109
3 Mason 122 Olivia 108
4 Hunter 96 Harper 86
5 Levi 95 Sophia 81

Popular Baby Names in West Virginia for 2014

As you can see the most popular baby names in West Virginia for births recorded in 2014 are Mason and Sophia.

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

Boys Girls
Rank Name Count Name Count
1 Mason 130 Sophia 121
2 Liam 124 Emma 116
3 Hunter 114 Olivia 102
4 Noah 114 Ava 93
5 Colton 110 Isabella 93

Popular Baby Names in West Virginia for 2013

As you can see the most popular baby names in West Virginia for births recorded in 2013 are Mason and Emma.

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

Boys Girls
Rank Name Count Name Count
1 Mason 155 Emma 152
2 Liam 145 Olivia 125
3 Noah 125 Sophia 124
4 Hunter 114 Isabella 108
5 Elijah 113 Abigail 105

Popular Baby Names in West Virginia for 2012

As you can see the most popular baby names in West Virginia for births recorded in 2012 are Mason and Emma.

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

Boys Girls
Rank Name Count Name Count
1 Mason 159 Emma 171
2 Liam 143 Sophia 121
3 Bentley 126 Isabella 114
4 Jacob 126 Ava 102
5 Hunter 122 Olivia 100

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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