Most popular baby names for boys in South Carolina

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April 3, 2022
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Most popular baby names for boys in South Carolina

Stacker compiled a list of the most popular baby names for boys in South Carolina using data from the Social Security Administration. Names are ranked by the number of babies in 2020, with ties broken by highest ranking since 2000.

Liam has been the most popular boy name in the United States for the last 4 years, while Noah, Oliver, Elijah, and William round out the top five.

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#50. Amir

Amir is a name of Hebrew origin meaning "prince".

South Carolina
- Number of babies in 2020: 87
- Change since 2015: +81.2%
- Highest rank since 2000: #49 in 2020

National
- Rank: #117
- Number of babies: 3,154

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#49. Jaxson

Jaxson is a name of English origin meaning "son of Jack".

South Carolina
- Number of babies in 2020: 87
- Change since 2015: +14.5%
- Highest rank since 2000: #49 in 2020

National
- Rank: #85
- Number of babies: 4,133

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#48. Owen

Owen is a name of Welsh origin meaning "young warrior".

South Carolina
- Number of babies in 2020: 87
- Change since 2015: -3.3%
- Highest rank since 2000: #38 in 2019

National
- Rank: #22
- Number of babies: 8,623

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#47. Karter

Karter is a name of English origin meaning "cart user".

South Carolina
- Number of babies in 2020: 88
- Change since 2015: +4.8%
- Highest rank since 2000: #46 in 2020

National
- Rank: #161
- Number of babies: 2,322

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#46. Theodore

Theodore is a name of Greek origin meaning "gift of God".

South Carolina
- Number of babies in 2020: 88
- Change since 2015: +300.0%
- Highest rank since 2000: #46 in 2020

National
- Rank: #23
- Number of babies: 8,558

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#45. Robert

Robert is a name of Germanic origin meaning "fame" or "bright".

South Carolina
- Number of babies in 2020: 88
- Change since 2015: -21.4%
- Highest rank since 2000: #11 in 2003

National
- Rank: #80
- Number of babies: 4,349

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#44. Nolan

Nolan is a name of Irish origin meaning "champion".

South Carolina
- Number of babies in 2020: 89
- Change since 2015: +8.5%
- Highest rank since 2000: #44 in 2020

National
- Rank: #61
- Number of babies: 5,164

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#43. Bryson

Bryson is a name of English origin meaning "descendant of Brice".

South Carolina
- Number of babies in 2020: 90
- Change since 2015: -21.1%
- Highest rank since 2000: #13 in 2017

National
- Rank: #115
- Number of babies: 3,190

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#42. Joshua

Joshua is a name of Hebrew origin meaning "God Is my salvation".

South Carolina
- Number of babies in 2020: 90
- Change since 2015: -42.7%
- Highest rank since 2000: #2 in 2008

National
- Rank: #54
- Number of babies: 5,924

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#41. Gabriel

Gabriel is a name of Hebrew origin meaning "God is my strength".

South Carolina
- Number of babies in 2020: 91
- Change since 2015: -38.5%
- Highest rank since 2000: #16 in 2012

National
- Rank: #38
- Number of babies: 7,066

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#40. Ethan

Ethan is a name of Hebrew origin meaning "strong" or "enduring".

South Carolina
- Number of babies in 2020: 91
- Change since 2015: -47.1%
- Highest rank since 2000: #7 in 2007

National
- Rank: #13
- Number of babies: 9,464

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#39. Matthew

Matthew is a name of Hebrew origin meaning "Gift of Yahweh".

South Carolina
- Number of babies in 2020: 91
- Change since 2015: -14.2%
- Highest rank since 2000: #7 in 2002

National
- Rank: #30
- Number of babies: 8,052

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#38. Jacob

Jacob is a name of Hebrew origin meaning "to follow".

South Carolina
- Number of babies in 2020: 91
- Change since 2015: -48.6%
- Highest rank since 2000: #2 in 2005

National
- Rank: #15
- Number of babies: 9,196

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#37. Landon

Landon is a name of English origin meaning "long hill".

South Carolina
- Number of babies in 2020: 92
- Change since 2015: -42.1%
- Highest rank since 2000: #13 in 2009

National
- Rank: #68
- Number of babies: 4,747

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#36. Kayden

Kayden is a name of Celtic origin meaning "son of Cadan".

South Carolina
- Number of babies in 2020: 94
- Change since 2015: -3.1%
- Highest rank since 2000: #32 in 2014

National
- Rank: #99
- Number of babies: 3,613

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#35. Christopher

Christopher is a name of English origin meaning "Christ-bearer".

South Carolina
- Number of babies in 2020: 94
- Change since 2015: -37.3%
- Highest rank since 2000: #2 in 2006

National
- Rank: #47
- Number of babies: 6,143

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#34. Jaxon

Jaxon is a name of American origin meaning "son of Jack”.

South Carolina
- Number of babies in 2020: 95
- Change since 2015: -18.1%
- Highest rank since 2000: #23 in 2018

National
- Rank: #48
- Number of babies: 6,107

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#33. Easton

Easton is a name of Scottish origin meaning "settlement".

South Carolina
- Number of babies in 2020: 98
- Change since 2015: -1.0%
- Highest rank since 2000: #33 in 2020

National
- Rank: #73
- Number of babies: 4,613

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#32. Alexander

Alexander is a name of Greek origin meaning “defender of man".

South Carolina
- Number of babies in 2020: 102
- Change since 2015: -28.7%
- Highest rank since 2000: #20 in 2018

National
- Rank: #10
- Number of babies: 10,151

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#31. Charles

Charles is a name of Germanic origin meaning "free man".

South Carolina
- Number of babies in 2020: 103
- Change since 2015: -27.5%
- Highest rank since 2000: #17 in 2016

National
- Rank: #46
- Number of babies: 6,186

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#30. Daniel

Daniel is a name of Hebrew origin meaning "God is my judge".

South Carolina
- Number of babies in 2020: 106
- Change since 2015: -27.9%
- Highest rank since 2000: #12 in 2005

National
- Rank: #14
- Number of babies: 9,419

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#29. Hudson

Hudson is a name of English origin meaning "Hugh's son".

South Carolina
- Number of babies in 2020: 107
- Change since 2015: +16.3%
- Highest rank since 2000: #29 in 2020

National
- Rank: #42
- Number of babies: 6,807

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#28. Colton

Colton is a name of English origin meaning "from the coal town".

South Carolina
- Number of babies in 2020: 108
- Change since 2015: -15.6%
- Highest rank since 2000: #25 in 2019

National
- Rank: #66
- Number of babies: 4,980

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#27. Kingston

Kingston is a name of English origin meaning "king's settlement".

South Carolina
- Number of babies in 2020: 112
- Change since 2015: -27.3%
- Highest rank since 2000: #16 in 2018

National
- Rank: #118
- Number of babies: 3,135

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#26. Luke

Luke is a name of Greek origin meaning "man from Lucania".

South Carolina
- Number of babies in 2020: 117
- Change since 2015: -10.7%
- Highest rank since 2000: #23 in 2017

National
- Rank: #31
- Number of babies: 7,734

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#25. Josiah

Josiah is a name of Hebrew origin meaning "Jehovah has healed".

South Carolina
- Number of babies in 2020: 118
- Change since 2015: +1.7%
- Highest rank since 2000: #19 in 2017

National
- Rank: #50
- Number of babies: 6,077

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#24. Henry

Henry is a name of German origin meaning "estate ruler".

South Carolina
- Number of babies in 2020: 118
- Change since 2015: -0.8%
- Highest rank since 2000: #11 in 2019

National
- Rank: #9
- Number of babies: 10,705

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#23. David

David is a name of Hebrew origin meaning "beloved".

South Carolina
- Number of babies in 2020: 119
- Change since 2015: -15.0%
- Highest rank since 2000: #10 in 2004

National
- Rank: #28
- Number of babies: 8,153

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#22. Grayson

Grayson is a name of English origin meaning "son of the steward".

South Carolina
- Number of babies in 2020: 119
- Change since 2015: -25.6%
- Highest rank since 2000: #9 in 2018

National
- Rank: #35
- Number of babies: 7,424

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#21. Aiden

Aiden is a name of Gaelic origin meaning "born of fire".

South Carolina
- Number of babies in 2020: 119
- Change since 2015: -39.0%
- Highest rank since 2000: #5 in 2011

National
- Rank: #24
- Number of babies: 8,534

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#20. Logan

Logan is a name of Scottish origin meaning "Little hollow".

South Carolina
- Number of babies in 2020: 122
- Change since 2015: -28.2%
- Highest rank since 2000: #10 in 2017

National
- Rank: #16
- Number of babies: 9,086

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#19. Michael

Michael is a name of Hebrew origin meaning "who is like God?".

South Carolina
- Number of babies in 2020: 123
- Change since 2015: -42.5%
- Highest rank since 2000: #4 in 2007

National
- Rank: #12
- Number of babies: 9,717

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#18. Asher

Asher is a name of Hebrew origin meaning "happy".

South Carolina
- Number of babies in 2020: 128
- Change since 2015: +50.6%
- Highest rank since 2000: #17 in 2020

National
- Rank: #32
- Number of babies: 7,606

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#17. Samuel

Samuel is a name of Hebrew origin meaning "name of God".

South Carolina
- Number of babies in 2020: 128
- Change since 2015: -3.8%
- Highest rank since 2000: #15 in 2019

National
- Rank: #25
- Number of babies: 8,488

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#16. Joseph

Joseph is a name of Hebrew origin meaning "he will add".

South Carolina
- Number of babies in 2020: 128
- Change since 2015: -20.0%
- Highest rank since 2000: #10 in 2003

National
- Rank: #26
- Number of babies: 8,349

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#15. Thomas

Thomas is a name of Greek origin meaning "twin".

South Carolina
- Number of babies in 2020: 136
- Change since 2015: -1.4%
- Highest rank since 2000: #14 in 2016

National
- Rank: #45
- Number of babies: 6,386

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#14. Carter

Carter is a name of Gaelic origin meaning "transporter of goods".

South Carolina
- Number of babies in 2020: 137
- Change since 2015: -30.5%
- Highest rank since 2000: #9 in 2019

National
- Rank: #33
- Number of babies: 7,511

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#13. Wyatt

Wyatt is a name of English origin meaning "brave in war".

South Carolina
- Number of babies in 2020: 139
- Change since 2015: -5.4%
- Highest rank since 2000: #13 in 2020

National
- Rank: #29
- Number of babies: 8,135

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#12. Levi

Levi is a name of Hebrew origin meaning "joining".

South Carolina
- Number of babies in 2020: 142
- Change since 2015: +6.8%
- Highest rank since 2000: #11 in 2020

National
- Rank: #18
- Number of babies: 9,005

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#11. Benjamin

Benjamin is a name of Hebrew origin meaning "son of my days".

South Carolina
- Number of babies in 2020: 142
- Change since 2015: -21.1%
- Highest rank since 2000: #10 in 2017

National
- Rank: #7
- Number of babies: 12,136

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#10. Lucas

Lucas is a name of Greek origin meaning "man from Lucania".

South Carolina
- Number of babies in 2020: 148
- Change since 2015: +7.2%
- Highest rank since 2000: #10 in 2020

National
- Rank: #8
- Number of babies: 11,281

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#9. Oliver

Oliver is a name of Latin origin meaning "olive tree planter".

South Carolina
- Number of babies in 2020: 162
- Change since 2015: +24.6%
- Highest rank since 2000: #9 in 2020

National
- Rank: #3
- Number of babies: 14,147

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#8. Jackson

Jackson is a name of English origin meaning "son of Jack".

South Carolina
- Number of babies in 2020: 174
- Change since 2015: -17.5%
- Highest rank since 2000: #5 in 2014

National
- Rank: #17
- Number of babies: 9,051

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#7. John

John is a name of Hebrew origin meaning "Yahweh has been gracious".

South Carolina
- Number of babies in 2020: 180
- Change since 2015: -10.9%
- Highest rank since 2000: #5 in 2005

National
- Rank: #27
- Number of babies: 8,180

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#6. Mason

Mason is a name of English origin meaning "one who works with stone".

South Carolina
- Number of babies in 2020: 196
- Change since 2015: -31.2%
- Highest rank since 2000: #2 in 2013

National
- Rank: #11
- Number of babies: 10,029

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#5. Elijah

Elijah is a name of Hebrew origin meaning "Yahweh is God".

South Carolina
- Number of babies in 2020: 226
- Change since 2015: -2.6%
- Highest rank since 2000: #4 in 2018

National
- Rank: #4
- Number of babies: 13,034

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#4. Liam

Liam is a name of German origin meaning "protection".

South Carolina
- Number of babies in 2020: 246
- Change since 2015: +9.3%
- Highest rank since 2000: #3 in 2019

National
- Rank: #1
- Number of babies: 19,659

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#3. James

James is a name of Hebrew origin meaning "supplanter".

South Carolina
- Number of babies in 2020: 248
- Change since 2015: -17.1%
- Highest rank since 2000: #2 in 2018

National
- Rank: #6
- Number of babies: 12,250

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#2. Noah

Noah is a name of Hebrew origin meaning "rest".

South Carolina
- Number of babies in 2020: 275
- Change since 2015: +0.4%
- Highest rank since 2000: #2 in 2019

National
- Rank: #2
- Number of babies: 18,252

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#1. William

William is a name of Germanic origin meaning "vehement protector".

South Carolina
- Number of babies in 2020: 279
- Change since 2015: -22.5%
- Highest rank since 2000: #1 in 2019

National
- Rank: #5
- Number of babies: 12,541

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