The Commonwealth of Virginia, located on the east coast of the United States, is the 12th most populous state in the country.
Last year, Virginia welcomed roughly 95,000 babies.
What were the most popular names among these babies? Charlotte and Noah, according to the Virginia Department of Health’s Office of Vital Records.
Here are Virginia’s top 15 girl names and top 15 boy names of 2022:
…But that’s not all!
The state also revealed the top names among the state’ four largest ethnic groups: White, Black, Hispanic and Asian. (Virginia’s demographic data for 2022 isn’t out yet, but, two years earlier, the state’s population was roughly 53.9% non-Hispanic White, 20.7% Black, 15.6% Hispanic, and 7.3% Asian.)
These were the top 5 girl names and 5 boy names among Virginia’s White babies:
|Girl names, White||Boy names, White|
These were the top 5 girl names and 5 boy names among Virginia’s Black babies:
|Girl names, Black||Boy names, Black|
These were the top 5 girl names and 5 boy names among Virginia’s Hispanic babies:
|Girl names, Hispanic||Boy names, Hispanic|
And, finally, these were the top 5 girl names and 5 boy names among Virginia’s Asian babies:
|Girl names, Asian||Boy names, Asian|
Nearly a decade ago we looked at Virginia’s 2013 rankings, which also included a breakdown of usage by ethnic group.
- Virginia Department of Health’s Office of Vital Records Announces Top Fifteen Baby Names of 2022
- Births: Final Data for 2020 [PDF], National Vital Statistics Reports, vol. 70, no. 17, 7 Feb. 2022. (via Demographics of Virginia – Wikipedia)
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