Most popular baby names for boys in West Virginia

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April 3, 2022
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Most popular baby names for boys in West Virginia

Stacker compiled a list of the most popular baby names for boys in West Virginia 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. Henry

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

West Virginia
- Number of babies in 2020: 36
- Change since 2015: +9.1%
- Highest rank since 2000: #34 in 2018

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

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#49. Daniel

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

West Virginia
- Number of babies in 2020: 36
- Change since 2015: +5.9%
- Highest rank since 2000: #31 in 2001

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

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#48. Benjamin

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

West Virginia
- Number of babies in 2020: 36
- Change since 2015: -51.4%
- Highest rank since 2000: #18 in 2015

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

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#47. Ezra

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

West Virginia
- Number of babies in 2020: 37
- Change since 2015: +105.6%
- Highest rank since 2000: #42 in 2019

National
- Rank: #44
- Number of babies: 6,745

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#46. Joseph

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

West Virginia
- Number of babies in 2020: 37
- Change since 2015: -38.3%
- Highest rank since 2000: #12 in 2006

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

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#45. Christopher

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

West Virginia
- Number of babies in 2020: 37
- Change since 2015: -14.0%
- Highest rank since 2000: #6 in 2002

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

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#44. Bryson

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

West Virginia
- Number of babies in 2020: 38
- Change since 2015: -25.5%
- Highest rank since 2000: #22 in 2012

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

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#43. Silas

Silas is a name of Latin origin meaning "forest".

West Virginia
- Number of babies in 2020: 39
- Change since 2015: -2.5%
- Highest rank since 2000: #41 in 2020

National
- Rank: #100
- Number of babies: 3,599

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#42. Jameson

Jameson is a name of English origin meaning "son of James".

West Virginia
- Number of babies in 2020: 39
- Change since 2015: +225.0%
- Highest rank since 2000: #37 in 2019

National
- Rank: #79
- Number of babies: 4,370

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#41. Aiden

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

West Virginia
- Number of babies in 2020: 39
- Change since 2015: -44.3%
- Highest rank since 2000: #5 in 2009

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

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#40. Jacob

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

West Virginia
- Number of babies in 2020: 39
- Change since 2015: -46.6%
- Highest rank since 2000: #1 in 2010

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

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#39. Samuel

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

West Virginia
- Number of babies in 2020: 40
- Change since 2015: -45.9%
- Highest rank since 2000: #17 in 2019

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

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#38. Cooper

Cooper is a name of English origin meaning "barrel maker".

West Virginia
- Number of babies in 2020: 41
- Change since 2015: -8.9%
- Highest rank since 2000: #37 in 2020

National
- Rank: #74
- Number of babies: 4,566

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#37. Ryder

Ryder is a name of English origin meaning "horseman".

West Virginia
- Number of babies in 2020: 41
- Change since 2015: -4.7%
- Highest rank since 2000: #37 in 2020

National
- Rank: #108
- Number of babies: 3,322

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#36. Alexander

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

West Virginia
- Number of babies in 2020: 41
- Change since 2015: -35.9%
- Highest rank since 2000: #20 in 2004

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

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#35. Lucas

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

West Virginia
- Number of babies in 2020: 42
- Change since 2015: -38.2%
- Highest rank since 2000: #9 in 2018

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

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#34. Remington

Remington is a name of English origin meaning "settlement".

West Virginia
- Number of babies in 2020: 43
- Change since 2015: +53.6%
- Highest rank since 2000: #32 in 2020

National
- Rank: #230
- Number of babies: 1,608

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#33. Sawyer

Sawyer is a name of English origin meaning "woodcutter".

West Virginia
- Number of babies in 2020: 43
- Change since 2015: -23.2%
- Highest rank since 2000: #29 in 2018

National
- Rank: #116
- Number of babies: 3,156

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#32. Luke

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

West Virginia
- Number of babies in 2020: 43
- Change since 2015: -18.9%
- Highest rank since 2000: #18 in 2016

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

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#31. Eli

Eli is a name of Hebrew origin meaning "my God" or "elevated".

West Virginia
- Number of babies in 2020: 43
- Change since 2015: -21.8%
- Highest rank since 2000: #11 in 2012

National
- Rank: #60
- Number of babies: 5,214

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#30. Bentley

Bentley is a name of English origin meaning "meadow with coarse grass".

West Virginia
- Number of babies in 2020: 44
- Change since 2015: -38.9%
- Highest rank since 2000: #3 in 2012

National
- Rank: #142
- Number of babies: 2,555

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#29. Logan

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

West Virginia
- Number of babies in 2020: 44
- Change since 2015: -13.7%
- Highest rank since 2000: #3 in 2007

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

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#28. Hunter

Hunter is a name of English origin meaning "one who hunts".

West Virginia
- Number of babies in 2020: 44
- Change since 2015: -54.2%
- Highest rank since 2000: #2 in 2009

National
- Rank: #69
- Number of babies: 4,743

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#27. Jaxson

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

West Virginia
- Number of babies in 2020: 46
- Change since 2015: -20.7%
- Highest rank since 2000: #26 in 2020

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

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#26. Ryker

Ryker is a name of German origin meaning "rich".

West Virginia
- Number of babies in 2020: 46
- Change since 2015: +31.4%
- Highest rank since 2000: #26 in 2020

National
- Rank: #148
- Number of babies: 2,457

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#25. Braxton

Braxton is a name of English origin meaning "Brock's town".

West Virginia
- Number of babies in 2020: 51
- Change since 2015: -23.9%
- Highest rank since 2000: #8 in 2016

National
- Rank: #132
- Number of babies: 2,747

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#24. Michael

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

West Virginia
- Number of babies in 2020: 52
- Change since 2015: -21.2%
- Highest rank since 2000: #3 in 2000

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

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#23. Colton

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

West Virginia
- Number of babies in 2020: 53
- Change since 2015: -36.1%
- Highest rank since 2000: #5 in 2014

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

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#22. James

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

West Virginia
- Number of babies in 2020: 54
- Change since 2015: -40.0%
- Highest rank since 2000: #5 in 2002

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

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#21. Carter

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

West Virginia
- Number of babies in 2020: 54
- Change since 2015: -30.8%
- Highest rank since 2000: #2 in 2019

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

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#20. Greyson

Greyson is a name of English origin meaning "son of the gray-haired man".

West Virginia
- Number of babies in 2020: 56
- Change since 2015: +69.7%
- Highest rank since 2000: #19 in 2020

National
- Rank: #81
- Number of babies: 4,331

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#19. Jackson

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

West Virginia
- Number of babies in 2020: 56
- Change since 2015: -30.9%
- Highest rank since 2000: #6 in 2019

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

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#18. Easton

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

West Virginia
- Number of babies in 2020: 56
- Change since 2015: -31.7%
- Highest rank since 2000: #4 in 2019

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

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#17. Carson

Carson is a name of English origin meaning "son of Carr".

West Virginia
- Number of babies in 2020: 59
- Change since 2015: -4.8%
- Highest rank since 2000: #17 in 2020

National
- Rank: #84
- Number of babies: 4,165

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#16. Jaxon

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

West Virginia
- Number of babies in 2020: 61
- Change since 2015: -31.5%
- Highest rank since 2000: #6 in 2018

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

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#15. Hudson

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

West Virginia
- Number of babies in 2020: 62
- Change since 2015: +210.0%
- Highest rank since 2000: #14 in 2020

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

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#14. Maverick

Maverick is a name of American origin meaning "an independent man who avoids conformity".

West Virginia
- Number of babies in 2020: 62
- Change since 2015: +342.9%
- Highest rank since 2000: #12 in 2018

National
- Rank: #49
- Number of babies: 6,088

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#13. Levi

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

West Virginia
- Number of babies in 2020: 63
- Change since 2015: -33.7%
- Highest rank since 2000: #5 in 2015

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

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#12. Oliver

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

West Virginia
- Number of babies in 2020: 65
- Change since 2015: +54.8%
- Highest rank since 2000: #4 in 2019

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

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#11. Lincoln

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

West Virginia
- Number of babies in 2020: 67
- Change since 2015: +13.6%
- Highest rank since 2000: #6 in 2018

National
- Rank: #40
- Number of babies: 6,998

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#10. Owen

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

West Virginia
- Number of babies in 2020: 69
- Change since 2015: -2.8%
- Highest rank since 2000: #5 in 2018

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

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#9. Grayson

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

West Virginia
- Number of babies in 2020: 70
- Change since 2015: -13.6%
- Highest rank since 2000: #4 in 2018

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

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#8. Waylon

Waylon is a name of English origin meaning "land by the road".

West Virginia
- Number of babies in 2020: 73
- Change since 2015: +121.2%
- Highest rank since 2000: #8 in 2020

National
- Rank: #103
- Number of babies: 3,549

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#7. William

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

West Virginia
- Number of babies in 2020: 78
- Change since 2015: -7.1%
- Highest rank since 2000: #6 in 2020

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

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#6. Wyatt

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

West Virginia
- Number of babies in 2020: 78
- Change since 2015: -15.2%
- Highest rank since 2000: #6 in 2015

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

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#5. Asher

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

West Virginia
- Number of babies in 2020: 81
- Change since 2015: +107.7%
- Highest rank since 2000: #4 in 2020

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

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#4. Noah

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

West Virginia
- Number of babies in 2020: 81
- Change since 2015: -40.9%
- Highest rank since 2000: #1 in 2015

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

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#3. Mason

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

West Virginia
- Number of babies in 2020: 86
- Change since 2015: -29.5%
- Highest rank since 2000: #1 in 2018

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

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#2. Elijah

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

West Virginia
- Number of babies in 2020: 88
- Change since 2015: +11.4%
- Highest rank since 2000: #2 in 2020

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

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#1. Liam

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

West Virginia
- Number of babies in 2020: 102
- Change since 2015: -19.7%
- Highest rank since 2000: #1 in 2019

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

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