Most popular baby names for girls in Washington, D.C.

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June 1, 2022
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Most popular baby names for girls in Washington, D.C.

Stacker compiled a list of the most popular baby names for girls in Washington, D.C. 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.

Olivia is currently the most popular girl name in the United States while Emma, Ava, Charlotte, and Sophia round out the top five.

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#50. Skylar

Skylar is a name of English origin meaning "noble scholar".

Washington, D.C.
- Number of babies in 2020: 15
- Change since 2015: -60.5%
- Highest rank since 2000: #10 in 2015

National
- Rank: #63
- Number of babies: 3,608

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#49. Chloe

Chloe is a name of Greek origin meaning "blooming".

Washington, D.C.
- Number of babies in 2020: 15
- Change since 2015: -28.6%
- Highest rank since 2000: #2 in 2008

National
- Rank: #27
- Number of babies: 6,093

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#48. Leah

Leah is a name of Hebrew origin meaning "weary".

Washington, D.C.
- Number of babies in 2020: 16
- Change since 2015: -15.8%
- Highest rank since 2000: #27 in 2011

National
- Rank: #45
- Number of babies: 4,482

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#47. Eliana

Eliana is a name of Hebrew origin meaning "God has answered".

Washington, D.C.
- Number of babies in 2020: 16
- Change since 2015: -23.8%
- Highest rank since 2000: #26 in 2013

National
- Rank: #53
- Number of babies: 4,038

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#46. Alice

Alice is a name of German origin meaning "noble".

Washington, D.C.
- Number of babies in 2020: 16
- Change since 2015: +6.7%
- Highest rank since 2000: #15 in 2016

National
- Rank: #76
- Number of babies: 3,268

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#45. Madeline

Madeline is a name of English origin meaning "high tower".

Washington, D.C.
- Number of babies in 2020: 16
- Change since 2015: -15.8%
- Highest rank since 2000: #14 in 2009

National
- Rank: #95
- Number of babies: 2,771

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#44. Claire

Claire is a name of French origin meaning "clear".

Washington, D.C.
- Number of babies in 2020: 16
- Change since 2015: -30.4%
- Highest rank since 2000: #12 in 2012

National
- Rank: #57
- Number of babies: 3,822

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#43. Riley

Riley is a name of Irish origin meaning "courageous".

Washington, D.C.
- Number of babies in 2020: 16
- Change since 2015: -5.9%
- Highest rank since 2000: #8 in 2016

National
- Rank: #33
- Number of babies: 5,309

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#42. Eloise

Eloise is a name of French origin meaning "healthy".

Washington, D.C.
- Number of babies in 2020: 17
- Change since 2015: +54.5%
- Highest rank since 2000: #38 in 2020

National
- Rank: #138
- Number of babies: 1,950

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#41. June

June is a name of Latin origin meaning "born In June".

Washington, D.C.
- Number of babies in 2020: 17
- Change since 2015: +240.0%
- Highest rank since 2000: #38 in 2020

National
- Rank: #182
- Number of babies: 1,568

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#40. Layla

Layla is a name of Arabic origin meaning "wine".

Washington, D.C.
- Number of babies in 2020: 17
- Change since 2015: -15.0%
- Highest rank since 2000: #31 in 2016

National
- Rank: #24
- Number of babies: 6,174

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#39. Josephine

Josephine is a name of French origin meaning "God will increase".

Washington, D.C.
- Number of babies in 2020: 17
- Change since 2015: 0.0%
- Highest rank since 2000: #27 in 2019

National
- Rank: #86
- Number of babies: 3,027

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#38. Eva

Eva is a name of Hebrew origin meaning "life".

Washington, D.C.
- Number of babies in 2020: 17
- Change since 2015: -5.6%
- Highest rank since 2000: #23 in 2019

National
- Rank: #93
- Number of babies: 2,826

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#37. Clara

Clara is a name of Latin origin meaning "clear".

Washington, D.C.
- Number of babies in 2020: 17
- Change since 2015: -10.5%
- Highest rank since 2000: #17 in 2017

National
- Rank: #103
- Number of babies: 2,664

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#36. Ella

Ella is a name of German origin meaning "fairy maiden".

Washington, D.C.
- Number of babies in 2020: 17
- Change since 2015: +6.2%
- Highest rank since 2000: #11 in 2018

National
- Rank: #15
- Number of babies: 7,303

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#35. Hannah

Hannah is a name of Hebrew origin meaning "grace".

Washington, D.C.
- Number of babies in 2020: 17
- Change since 2015: +6.2%
- Highest rank since 2000: #8 in 2006

National
- Rank: #39
- Number of babies: 4,910

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#34. Grace

Grace is a name of Latin origin meaning "gracious".

Washington, D.C.
- Number of babies in 2020: 17
- Change since 2015: -45.2%
- Highest rank since 2000: #6 in 2000

National
- Rank: #28
- Number of babies: 5,569

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#33. Margot

Margot is a name of Greek origin meaning "pearl".

Washington, D.C.
- Number of babies in 2020: 19
- Change since 2015: +137.5%
- Highest rank since 2000: #31 in 2020

National
- Rank: #234
- Number of babies: 1,257

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#32. Lily

Lily is a name of English origin, named after the flower.

Washington, D.C.
- Number of babies in 2020: 19
- Change since 2015: -24.0%
- Highest rank since 2000: #25 in 2015

National
- Rank: #35
- Number of babies: 5,195

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#31. Emilia

Emilia is a name of Latin origin meaning "to strive".

Washington, D.C.
- Number of babies in 2020: 19
- Change since 2015: +35.7%
- Highest rank since 2000: #15 in 2018

National
- Rank: #40
- Number of babies: 4,750

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#30. Mia

Mia is a name of Latin origin meaning "mine".

Washington, D.C.
- Number of babies in 2020: 19
- Change since 2015: -36.7%
- Highest rank since 2000: #6 in 2013

National
- Rank: #8
- Number of babies: 11,157

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#29. Genesis

Genesis is a name of Greek origin meaning "beginning".

Washington, D.C.
- Number of babies in 2020: 19
- Change since 2015: -62.0%
- Highest rank since 2000: #1 in 2015

National
- Rank: #62
- Number of babies: 3,654

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#28. Penelope

Penelope is a name of Greek origin meaning "weaver".

Washington, D.C.
- Number of babies in 2020: 21
- Change since 2015: +75.0%
- Highest rank since 2000: #24 in 2018

National
- Rank: #25
- Number of babies: 6,099

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#27. Naomi

Naomi is a name of Hebrew origin meaning "pleasantness".

Washington, D.C.
- Number of babies in 2020: 21
- Change since 2015: -34.4%
- Highest rank since 2000: #9 in 2018

National
- Rank: #52
- Number of babies: 4,066

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#26. Anna

Anna is a name of Hebrew origin meaning "grace".

Washington, D.C.
- Number of babies in 2020: 21
- Change since 2015: -12.5%
- Highest rank since 2000: #9 in 2005

National
- Rank: #68
- Number of babies: 3,479

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#25. Alexandra

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

Washington, D.C.
- Number of babies in 2020: 21
- Change since 2015: -12.5%
- Highest rank since 2000: #8 in 2000

National
- Rank: #137
- Number of babies: 1,954

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#24. Lucy

Lucy is a name of Latin origin meaning "light".

Washington, D.C.
- Number of babies in 2020: 22
- Change since 2015: +37.5%
- Highest rank since 2000: #23 in 2019

National
- Rank: #49
- Number of babies: 4,339

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#23. Mila

Mila is a name of Slavic origin meaning "dear" or "gracious".

Washington, D.C.
- Number of babies in 2020: 22
- Change since 2015: +69.2%
- Highest rank since 2000: #23 in 2020

National
- Rank: #20
- Number of babies: 6,602

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#22. Victoria

Victoria is a name of Latin origin meaning "victory".

Washington, D.C.
- Number of babies in 2020: 22
- Change since 2015: +10.0%
- Highest rank since 2000: #16 in 2013

National
- Rank: #34
- Number of babies: 5,249

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#21. Avery

Avery is a name of English origin meaning "ruler of the elves".

Washington, D.C.
- Number of babies in 2020: 23
- Change since 2015: +27.8%
- Highest rank since 2000: #20 in 2020

National
- Rank: #19
- Number of babies: 6,698

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#20. Sophie

Sophie is a French derviation of the name Sophia meaning "wisdom".

Washington, D.C.
- Number of babies in 2020: 23
- Change since 2015: +35.3%
- Highest rank since 2000: #15 in 2019

National
- Rank: #75
- Number of babies: 3,287

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#19. Amelia

Amelia is a variation of Amalia, derived from the Germanic word amal meaning "work".

Washington, D.C.
- Number of babies in 2020: 23
- Change since 2015: -11.5%
- Highest rank since 2000: #8 in 2013

National
- Rank: #6
- Number of babies: 12,704

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#18. Zoe

Zoe is a name of Greek origin meaning "life".

Washington, D.C.
- Number of babies in 2020: 25
- Change since 2015: -28.6%
- Highest rank since 2000: #5 in 2014

National
- Rank: #41
- Number of babies: 4,725

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#17. Margaret

Margaret is a name of Greek origin meaning "pearl".

Washington, D.C.
- Number of babies in 2020: 26
- Change since 2015: +73.3%
- Highest rank since 2000: #16 in 2020

National
- Rank: #126
- Number of babies: 2,178

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#16. Rose

Rose is a name of Latin origin, derived from the word "rosa" which refers to the flower.

Washington, D.C.
- Number of babies in 2020: 26
- Change since 2015: +225.0%
- Highest rank since 2000: #16 in 2020

National
- Rank: #113
- Number of babies: 2,356

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#15. Caroline

Caroline is a name of French origin meaning "free man".

Washington, D.C.
- Number of babies in 2020: 26
- Change since 2015: -35.0%
- Highest rank since 2000: #5 in 2007

National
- Rank: #71
- Number of babies: 3,345

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#14. Quinn

Quinn is a name of Gaelic origin meaning "counsel".

Washington, D.C.
- Number of babies in 2020: 27
- Change since 2015: +285.7%
- Highest rank since 2000: #14 in 2020

National
- Rank: #85
- Number of babies: 3,058

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#13. Abigail

Abigail is a name of Hebrew origin meaning "Joy Of The Father".

Washington, D.C.
- Number of babies in 2020: 28
- Change since 2015: -15.2%
- Highest rank since 2000: #4 in 2009

National
- Rank: #13
- Number of babies: 7,817

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#12. Sophia

Sophia is a name of Greek origin meaning "wisdom".

Washington, D.C.
- Number of babies in 2020: 28
- Change since 2015: -30.0%
- Highest rank since 2000: #1 in 2012

National
- Rank: #5
- Number of babies: 12,976

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#11. Nora

Nora is a derivation of the name Norah, a name of Latin origin meaning "honor".

Washington, D.C.
- Number of babies in 2020: 29
- Change since 2015: +26.1%
- Highest rank since 2000: #9 in 2018

National
- Rank: #30
- Number of babies: 5,550

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#10. Sofia

Sofia is a derivation of the Greek name Sophia meaning "wisdom".

Washington, D.C.
- Number of babies in 2020: 29
- Change since 2015: -35.6%
- Highest rank since 2000: #2 in 2016

National
- Rank: #17
- Number of babies: 6,926

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#9. Evelyn

Evelyn is a name of English origin meaning "desired".

Washington, D.C.
- Number of babies in 2020: 32
- Change since 2015: +23.1%
- Highest rank since 2000: #9 in 2020

National
- Rank: #9
- Number of babies: 9,445

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#8. Isabella

Isabella is a name of Hebrew origin meaning "devoted to God".

Washington, D.C.
- Number of babies in 2020: 33
- Change since 2015: +22.2%
- Highest rank since 2000: #8 in 2018

National
- Rank: #7
- Number of babies: 12,066

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#7. Elizabeth

Elizabeth is a name of Hebrew origin meaning "god is my oath".

Washington, D.C.
- Number of babies in 2020: 35
- Change since 2015: -10.3%
- Highest rank since 2000: #1 in 2014

National
- Rank: #16
- Number of babies: 7,216

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#6. Maya

Maya has several possible origins and meanings. It may be a derivation of Maia, an ancient goddess of Greek mythology. Some believe it is of Hebrew origin meaning "water". Maya also means "illusion' in Sanskrit.

Washington, D.C.
- Number of babies in 2020: 36
- Change since 2015: +63.6%
- Highest rank since 2000: #6 in 2020

National
- Rank: #61
- Number of babies: 3,696

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#5. Eleanor

Eleanor is a name of Greek origin meaning "bright".

Washington, D.C.
- Number of babies in 2020: 37
- Change since 2015: +2.8%
- Highest rank since 2000: #3 in 2017

National
- Rank: #22
- Number of babies: 6,335

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#4. Emma

Emma is a name of German origin meaning "universal".

Washington, D.C.
- Number of babies in 2020: 40
- Change since 2015: -2.4%
- Highest rank since 2000: #2 in 2012

National
- Rank: #2
- Number of babies: 15,581

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#3. Charlotte

Charlotte is a name of French origin meaning "free man".

Washington, D.C.
- Number of babies in 2020: 47
- Change since 2015: 0.0%
- Highest rank since 2000: #1 in 2013

National
- Rank: #4
- Number of babies: 13,003

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#2. Ava

Ava is a name of Latin origin meaning "bird".

Washington, D.C.
- Number of babies in 2020: 51
- Change since 2015: +8.5%
- Highest rank since 2000: #1 in 2018

National
- Rank: #3
- Number of babies: 13,084

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#1. Olivia

Olivia is a name of Latin origin meaning "olive tree".

Washington, D.C.
- Number of babies in 2020: 53
- Change since 2015: +29.3%
- Highest rank since 2000: #1 in 2019

National
- Rank: #1
- Number of babies: 17,535

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