Most popular baby names for boys in Virginia

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May 29, 2022
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Most popular baby names for boys in Virginia

Stacker compiled a list of the most popular baby names for boys in Virginia using data from the Social Security Administration. Names are ranked by the number of babies born in Virginia in 2021.

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

Note: The Social Security Administration collects data on baby names with a binary understanding of sex and gender. Stacker understands that names aren't inherently gendered and will continue to look for opportunities in our coverage to demonstrate that.

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#50. Leo

Leo is a name of Greek origin meaning "lion".

Virginia
- Number of babies in 2021: 154

National
- Rank: #31
- Number of babies in 2021: 7,749

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#49. Lincoln

Lincoln is a name of English origin meaning "lake settlement".

Virginia
- Number of babies in 2021: 158

National
- Rank: #45
- Number of babies in 2021: 6,653

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#48. Anthony

Anthony is a name of Latin origin meaning "praiseworthy".

Virginia
- Number of babies in 2021: 163

National
- Rank: #43
- Number of babies in 2021: 6,741

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#47. Cameron

Cameron is a name of Gaelic origin meaning "crooked river".

Virginia
- Number of babies in 2021: 164

National
- Rank: #62
- Number of babies in 2021: 5,101

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#46. Josiah

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

Virginia
- Number of babies in 2021: 167

National
- Rank: #49
- Number of babies in 2021: 6,065

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#44. Sebastian (tie)

Sebastian is a name of Latin origin meaning "venerable".

Virginia
- Number of babies in 2021: 169

National
- Rank: #19
- Number of babies in 2021: 8,867

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#44. Miles (tie)

Miles is a name of Latin origin meaning "soldier".

Virginia
- Number of babies in 2021: 169

National
- Rank: #54
- Number of babies in 2021: 5,694

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#43. Hudson

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

Virginia
- Number of babies in 2021: 177

National
- Rank: #34
- Number of babies in 2021: 7,584

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#42. Ezra

Ezra is a name of Hebrew origin meaning "helper".

Virginia
- Number of babies in 2021: 185

National
- Rank: #37
- Number of babies in 2021: 7,365

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#41. Mateo

Mateo is a name of Hebrew origin meaning "gift of God".

Virginia
- Number of babies in 2021: 191

National
- Rank: #15
- Number of babies in 2021: 9,112

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#40. Charles

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

Virginia
- Number of babies in 2021: 198

National
- Rank: #50
- Number of babies in 2021: 5,952

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#39. Christopher

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

Virginia
- Number of babies in 2021: 199

National
- Rank: #52
- Number of babies in 2021: 5,809

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#38. Dylan

Dylan is a name of Welsh origin meaning "son of the sea".

Virginia
- Number of babies in 2021: 202

National
- Rank: #44
- Number of babies in 2021: 6,718

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#37. Jayden

Jayden is a name of Hebrew origin meaning "thankful".

Virginia
- Number of babies in 2021: 204

National
- Rank: #41
- Number of babies in 2021: 6,887

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#35. Matthew (tie)

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

Virginia
- Number of babies in 2021: 205

National
- Rank: #36
- Number of babies in 2021: 7,420

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#35. Caleb (tie)

Caleb is a name of Hebrew origin meaning "faithful".

Virginia
- Number of babies in 2021: 205

National
- Rank: #51
- Number of babies in 2021: 5,894

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#34. Isaac

Isaac is a name of Hebrew origin meaning "he will laugh".

Virginia
- Number of babies in 2021: 208

National
- Rank: #40
- Number of babies in 2021: 6,907

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#33. Carter

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

Virginia
- Number of babies in 2021: 209

National
- Rank: #39
- Number of babies in 2021: 7,163

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#32. Asher

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

Virginia
- Number of babies in 2021: 212

National
- Rank: #25
- Number of babies in 2021: 8,281

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#31. David

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

Virginia
- Number of babies in 2021: 213

National
- Rank: #30
- Number of babies in 2021: 7,843

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#29. Thomas (tie)

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

Virginia
- Number of babies in 2021: 214

National
- Rank: #46
- Number of babies in 2021: 6,642

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#29. Daniel (tie)

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

Virginia
- Number of babies in 2021: 214

National
- Rank: #16
- Number of babies in 2021: 9,066

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#28. Jacob

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

Virginia
- Number of babies in 2021: 215

National
- Rank: #24
- Number of babies in 2021: 8,397

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#26. Joseph (tie)

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

Virginia
- Number of babies in 2021: 223

National
- Rank: #28
- Number of babies in 2021: 8,067

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#26. Grayson (tie)

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

Virginia
- Number of babies in 2021: 223

National
- Rank: #35
- Number of babies in 2021: 7,499

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#25. Luke

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

Virginia
- Number of babies in 2021: 224

National
- Rank: #32
- Number of babies in 2021: 7,660

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#24. Logan

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

Virginia
- Number of babies in 2021: 225

National
- Rank: #21
- Number of babies in 2021: 8,786

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#23. Gabriel

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

Virginia
- Number of babies in 2021: 226

National
- Rank: #38
- Number of babies in 2021: 7,216

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#22. Aiden

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

Virginia
- Number of babies in 2021: 231

National
- Rank: #26
- Number of babies in 2021: 8,252

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#21. Wyatt

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

Virginia
- Number of babies in 2021: 232

National
- Rank: #29
- Number of babies in 2021: 7,981

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#20. Ethan

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

Virginia
- Number of babies in 2021: 239

National
- Rank: #20
- Number of babies in 2021: 8,804

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#19. Michael

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

Virginia
- Number of babies in 2021: 242

National
- Rank: #17
- Number of babies in 2021: 9,041

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#18. Samuel

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

Virginia
- Number of babies in 2021: 249

National
- Rank: #23
- Number of babies in 2021: 8,501

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#17. Jack

Jack is a name of English origin meaning "God is gracious".

Virginia
- Number of babies in 2021: 254

National
- Rank: #11
- Number of babies in 2021: 9,504

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#16. Alexander

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

Virginia
- Number of babies in 2021: 257

National
- Rank: #13
- Number of babies in 2021: 9,344

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#15. Owen

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

Virginia
- Number of babies in 2021: 260

National
- Rank: #22
- Number of babies in 2021: 8,713

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#14. Levi

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

Virginia
- Number of babies in 2021: 269

National
- Rank: #12
- Number of babies in 2021: 9,469

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#13. Mason

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

Virginia
- Number of babies in 2021: 277

National
- Rank: #18
- Number of babies in 2021: 9,040

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#12. Theodore

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

Virginia
- Number of babies in 2021: 286

National
- Rank: #10
- Number of babies in 2021: 9,535

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#11. John

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

Virginia
- Number of babies in 2021: 291

National
- Rank: #27
- Number of babies in 2021: 8,130

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#10. Jackson

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

Virginia
- Number of babies in 2021: 296

National
- Rank: #14
- Number of babies in 2021: 9,197

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#9. Benjamin

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

Virginia
- Number of babies in 2021: 302

National
- Rank: #7
- Number of babies in 2021: 11,791

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#8. Lucas

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

Virginia
- Number of babies in 2021: 327

National
- Rank: #8
- Number of babies in 2021: 11,501

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#7. Henry

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

Virginia
- Number of babies in 2021: 330

National
- Rank: #9
- Number of babies in 2021: 11,307

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#6. Elijah

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

Virginia
- Number of babies in 2021: 348

National
- Rank: #4
- Number of babies in 2021: 12,708

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#5. Oliver

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

Virginia
- Number of babies in 2021: 381

National
- Rank: #3
- Number of babies in 2021: 14,616

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#4. William

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

Virginia
- Number of babies in 2021: 400

National
- Rank: #6
- Number of babies in 2021: 12,088

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#3. James

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

Virginia
- Number of babies in 2021: 418

National
- Rank: #5
- Number of babies in 2021: 12,367

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#2. Noah

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

Virginia
- Number of babies in 2021: 508

National
- Rank: #2
- Number of babies in 2021: 18,739

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#1. Liam

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

Virginia
- Number of babies in 2021: 596

National
- Rank: #1
- Number of babies in 2021: 20,272

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