Most popular baby names for girls in West Virginia

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June 1, 2022
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Most popular baby names for girls in West Virginia

Stacker compiled a list of the most popular baby names for girls 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.

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. Audrey

Audrey is a name of English origin meaning "noble strength".

West Virginia
- Number of babies in 2020: 27
- Change since 2015: -30.8%
- Highest rank since 2000: #28 in 2015

National
- Rank: #60
- Number of babies: 3,735

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#49. Hadley

Hadley is a name of English origin meaning "heather meadow".

West Virginia
- Number of babies in 2020: 27
- Change since 2015: +22.7%
- Highest rank since 2000: #28 in 2018

National
- Rank: #111
- Number of babies: 2,414

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#48. Peyton

Peyton is a name of English origin meaning "fighting-man's estate".

West Virginia
- Number of babies in 2020: 27
- Change since 2015: -20.6%
- Highest rank since 2000: #19 in 2011

National
- Rank: #98
- Number of babies: 2,703

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#47. Madison

Madison is a name of English origin meaning "son of Matthew".

West Virginia
- Number of babies in 2020: 27
- Change since 2015: -51.8%
- Highest rank since 2000: #1 in 2009

National
- Rank: #23
- Number of babies: 6,196

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#46. Delilah

Delilah is a name of Hebrew origin meaning "delicate".

West Virginia
- Number of babies in 2020: 28
- Change since 2015: +115.4%
- Highest rank since 2000: #44 in 2020

National
- Rank: #69
- Number of babies: 3,384

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#45. Gianna

Gianna is a name of Italian origin meaning "Lord is gracious".

West Virginia
- Number of babies in 2020: 28
- Change since 2015: +75.0%
- Highest rank since 2000: #44 in 2020

National
- Rank: #12
- Number of babies: 7,826

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#44. Serenity

Serenity is a name of English origin meaning "calmness". Serenity is ultimately derived from the Latin word serenus.

West Virginia
- Number of babies in 2020: 28
- Change since 2015: +3.7%
- Highest rank since 2000: #27 in 2019

National
- Rank: #70
- Number of babies: 3,366

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#43. Lydia

Lydia is a name of Greek origin meaning "woman from Lydia".

West Virginia
- Number of babies in 2020: 28
- Change since 2015: -9.7%
- Highest rank since 2000: #25 in 2018

National
- Rank: #96
- Number of babies: 2,767

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#42. Natalie

Natalie is a name of French origin meaning "birthday of the Lord".

West Virginia
- Number of babies in 2020: 28
- Change since 2015: -31.7%
- Highest rank since 2000: #25 in 2007

National
- Rank: #51
- Number of babies: 4,258

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#41. Claire

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

West Virginia
- Number of babies in 2020: 29
- Change since 2015: 0.0%
- Highest rank since 2000: #40 in 2020

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

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#40. Violet

Violet is a name of English origin based on the purple flower of the same name. Violet is ultimately derived from Latin "Viola".

West Virginia
- Number of babies in 2020: 29
- Change since 2015: +26.1%
- Highest rank since 2000: #40 in 2020

National
- Rank: #37
- Number of babies: 5,075

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#39. Piper

Piper is a name of English origin meaning "pipe or flute player".

West Virginia
- Number of babies in 2020: 29
- Change since 2015: -21.6%
- Highest rank since 2000: #33 in 2015

National
- Rank: #91
- Number of babies: 2,881

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#38. Ivy

Ivy is a name of English origin meaning "faithfulness".

West Virginia
- Number of babies in 2020: 30
- Change since 2015: +114.3%
- Highest rank since 2000: #38 in 2020

National
- Rank: #58
- Number of babies: 3,794

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#37. Emily

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

West Virginia
- Number of babies in 2020: 31
- Change since 2015: -18.4%
- Highest rank since 2000: #2 in 2005

National
- Rank: #18
- Number of babies: 6,856

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#36. Eleanor

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

West Virginia
- Number of babies in 2020: 32
- Change since 2015: +255.6%
- Highest rank since 2000: #36 in 2020

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

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#35. Adalynn

Adalynn is a name of French origin meaning "noble".

West Virginia
- Number of babies in 2020: 33
- Change since 2015: 0.0%
- Highest rank since 2000: #24 in 2019

National
- Rank: #116
- Number of babies: 2,327

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#34. Stella

Stella is a name of Latin origin meaning "star".

West Virginia
- Number of babies in 2020: 34
- Change since 2015: +25.9%
- Highest rank since 2000: #24 in 2019

National
- Rank: #42
- Number of babies: 4,624

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#33. Aubrey

Aubrey is a Norman French variation of the German name "Alberic", meaning "elf ruler".

West Virginia
- Number of babies in 2020: 34
- Change since 2015: -46.0%
- Highest rank since 2000: #6 in 2012

National
- Rank: #56
- Number of babies: 3,886

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#32. Aurora

Aurora is a name of Latin origin meaning "dawn".

West Virginia
- Number of babies in 2020: 35
- Change since 2015: +45.8%
- Highest rank since 2000: #16 in 2019

National
- Rank: #36
- Number of babies: 5,184

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#31. Zoey

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

West Virginia
- Number of babies in 2020: 35
- Change since 2015: -36.4%
- Highest rank since 2000: #8 in 2014

National
- Rank: #32
- Number of babies: 5,331

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#30. Nora

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

West Virginia
- Number of babies in 2020: 36
- Change since 2015: +20.0%
- Highest rank since 2000: #25 in 2018

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

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#29. Lillian

Lillian is a name of Latin origin meaning "lily".

West Virginia
- Number of babies in 2020: 36
- Change since 2015: -43.8%
- Highest rank since 2000: #7 in 2014

National
- Rank: #46
- Number of babies: 4,468

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#28. Mila

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

West Virginia
- Number of babies in 2020: 37
- Change since 2015: +54.2%
- Highest rank since 2000: #23 in 2019

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

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#27. Sadie

Sadie was originally a nickname for Sarah, Sadie is a girl's name of Hebrew origin meaning "princess".

West Virginia
- Number of babies in 2020: 37
- Change since 2015: -11.9%
- Highest rank since 2000: #19 in 2013

National
- Rank: #78
- Number of babies: 3,174

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#26. Riley

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

West Virginia
- Number of babies in 2020: 37
- Change since 2015: +2.8%
- Highest rank since 2000: #17 in 2016

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

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#25. Abigail

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

West Virginia
- Number of babies in 2020: 37
- Change since 2015: -32.7%
- Highest rank since 2000: #3 in 2008

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

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#24. Everly

Everly is a name of English origin meaning "boar meadow".

West Virginia
- Number of babies in 2020: 38
- Change since 2015: +280.0%
- Highest rank since 2000: #24 in 2020

National
- Rank: #43
- Number of babies: 4,590

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#23. Nova

Nova is a name of Latin origin meaning "new".

West Virginia
- Number of babies in 2020: 39
- Change since 2015: +160.0%
- Highest rank since 2000: #22 in 2020

National
- Rank: #38
- Number of babies: 4,940

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#22. Addison

Addison is an Old English name, meaning "son of Adam".

West Virginia
- Number of babies in 2020: 39
- Change since 2015: -39.1%
- Highest rank since 2000: #5 in 2011

National
- Rank: #47
- Number of babies: 4,467

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#21. Avery

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

West Virginia
- Number of babies in 2020: 40
- Change since 2015: -42.0%
- Highest rank since 2000: #9 in 2016

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

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#20. Raelynn

Raelynn is a name of American origin meaning "beam of light".

West Virginia
- Number of babies in 2020: 41
- Change since 2015: +78.3%
- Highest rank since 2000: #20 in 2020

National
- Rank: #104
- Number of babies: 2,585

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#19. Everleigh

Everleigh is a name of English origin meaning "boar meadow".

West Virginia
- Number of babies in 2020: 42
- Change since 2015: +740.0%
- Highest rank since 2000: #14 in 2019

National
- Rank: #94
- Number of babies: 2,799

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#18. Elizabeth

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

West Virginia
- Number of babies in 2020: 42
- Change since 2015: -8.7%
- Highest rank since 2000: #12 in 2005

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

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#17. Ella

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

West Virginia
- Number of babies in 2020: 42
- Change since 2015: -14.3%
- Highest rank since 2000: #9 in 2018

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

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#16. Scarlett

Scarlett is a name of English origin meaning "scarlet" or "red".

West Virginia
- Number of babies in 2020: 44
- Change since 2015: +12.8%
- Highest rank since 2000: #16 in 2020

National
- Rank: #21
- Number of babies: 6,455

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#15. Mia

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

West Virginia
- Number of babies in 2020: 45
- Change since 2015: -11.8%
- Highest rank since 2000: #14 in 2019

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

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#14. Kinsley

Kinsley is a name of English origin meaning "king's meadow".

West Virginia
- Number of babies in 2020: 50
- Change since 2015: +35.1%
- Highest rank since 2000: #14 in 2020

National
- Rank: #59
- Number of babies: 3,744

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#13. Ellie

Ellie is a name of Greek origin meaning "shining light".

West Virginia
- Number of babies in 2020: 51
- Change since 2015: +112.5%
- Highest rank since 2000: #12 in 2020

National
- Rank: #29
- Number of babies: 5,562

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#12. Layla

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

West Virginia
- Number of babies in 2020: 51
- Change since 2015: -7.3%
- Highest rank since 2000: #12 in 2020

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

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#11. Isabella

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

West Virginia
- Number of babies in 2020: 52
- Change since 2015: -33.3%
- Highest rank since 2000: #1 in 2011

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

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#10. Sophia

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

West Virginia
- Number of babies in 2020: 56
- Change since 2015: -30.9%
- Highest rank since 2000: #1 in 2014

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

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#9. Willow

Willow is a name of English origin meaning "slender" or "graceful".

West Virginia
- Number of babies in 2020: 58
- Change since 2015: +70.6%
- Highest rank since 2000: #7 in 2019

National
- Rank: #48
- Number of babies: 4,345

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#8. Charlotte

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

West Virginia
- Number of babies in 2020: 59
- Change since 2015: +63.9%
- Highest rank since 2000: #8 in 2020

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

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#7. Evelyn

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

West Virginia
- Number of babies in 2020: 60
- Change since 2015: +93.5%
- Highest rank since 2000: #7 in 2020

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

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#6. Paisley

Paisley is a name of Scottish origin meaning "church".

West Virginia
- Number of babies in 2020: 71
- Change since 2015: -4.1%
- Highest rank since 2000: #4 in 2017

National
- Rank: #50
- Number of babies: 4,333

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#5. Olivia

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

West Virginia
- Number of babies in 2020: 74
- Change since 2015: -31.5%
- Highest rank since 2000: #2 in 2018

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

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#4. Emma

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

West Virginia
- Number of babies in 2020: 75
- Change since 2015: -47.6%
- Highest rank since 2000: #1 in 2019

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

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#3. Amelia

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

West Virginia
- Number of babies in 2020: 79
- Change since 2015: +9.7%
- Highest rank since 2000: #2 in 2019

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

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#2. Ava

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

West Virginia
- Number of babies in 2020: 79
- Change since 2015: -27.5%
- Highest rank since 2000: #2 in 2015

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

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#1. Harper

Harper is a name of English origin meaning "harp player".

West Virginia
- Number of babies in 2020: 83
- Change since 2015: -3.5%
- Highest rank since 2000: #1 in 2016

National
- Rank: #10
- Number of babies: 8,778

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