The 15 Best Virginia Baby Names of 2022

RICHMOND — Whether inspired by scripture, royalty, a favorite singer, Disney character, or family heritage, parents choose different names for their newborns.

In a Monday press release, the Virginia Department of Health’s Office of Vital Records unveiled its lists of the 15 best baby names for babies born in the Commonwealth in 2022, perhaps providing some inspiration for stressed-out parents-to-be.

Topping the list of most popular names for girls in 2022 was Charlotte. Noah was the most popular with the boys.

In 2021, 95,618 babies were born. Numbers for 2022 are still being tallied, the Office of Vital Records said. They estimate that there will be a similar number of births.

Ashley Katherine is the first baby girl of 2021 born at Augusta Health in Fishersville.

“It’s always fascinating to see the top names for babies in any given year,” Seth Austin, director of VDH’s Office of Vital Records said in the release. “We see names from a variety of sources: a film, religious texts, a family’s personal history. They all represent the wonderfully diverse cultures of the Commonwealth.”

The 15 best baby names for boys in 2022

Noah, James, Liam, William, Henry, Theodore, Oliver, Elijah, Levi, Benjamin, Owen, John, Jack, Asher and Lucas.

The 15 Best Virginia Baby Names of 2022

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