Distinctive Baby Names from West Virginia

West Virginia became the 35th state in the union in 1863. In 1861, voters supported the creation of a new state which was to be called Kanawha. A convention was then held in Wheeling and the name was changed to West Virginia. In 1908, the congregation of Andrews Church celebrated the first Mother's Day. Today, mothers...and fathers...often choose classic names for their children. You will find Okey and Hobert on lists of popular boy names and Wilda and Dottie on lists of popular girl names.

Popular

Boy Names

Map of the Popularity of Denver

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1. Denver
2. Junior
3. Jackie
4. Delbert
5. Teddy
6. Woodrow
7. Homer
8. Dewey
9. Franklin
10. Virgil
11. Cecil
12. Orville
13. Willard
14. Dana
15. Roger
16. Dallas
17. Lowell
18. Clyde
19. Billy
20. Danny
21. Darrell
22. Luther
23. Ira
24. Hubert
25. Lewis
26. Earnest
27. Arnold
28. Roy
29. Dakota
30. Glen

Girl Names

Map of the Popularity of Drema

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1. Drema
2. Wilda
3. Glenna
4. Freda
5. Goldie
6. Deloris
7. Opal
8. Patty
9. Beulah
10. Wilma
11. Reba
12. Lora
13. Shelia
14. Betty
15. Thelma
16. Erma
17. Wanda
18. Maxine
19. Juanita
20. Virginia
21. Geneva
22. Phyllis
23. Nellie
24. Violet
25. Connie
26. Misty
27. Della
28. Delores
29. Billie
30. Norma

Less Common but Unique to WV

Boy Names

Map of the Popularity of Okey

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1. Okey
2. Denzil
3. Delmas
4. Jennings
5. Hobert
6. Dorsey
7. Shirley
8. Arlie
9. Lacy
10. Burl
11. Basil
12. Kermit
13. Delmer
14. Kennith
15. Garland
16. Alva
17. Everette
18. Thurman
19. Boyd
20. Millard
21. Emory
22. Roscoe
23. Timmy
24. Harley
25. Grover
26. Sherman
27. Forest
28. Buddy
29. Billie
30. Carroll

Girl Names

Map of the Popularity of Dreama

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1. Dreama
2. Garnett
3. Garnet
4. Emogene
5. Dortha
6. Dottie
7. Jaunita
8. Belva
9. Reva
10. Pansy
11. Vada
12. Dolly
13. Retha
14. Twila
15. Virgie
16. Dollie
17. Madge
18. Hester
19. Imogene
20. Willa
21. Zelma
22. Dorthy
23. Louella
24. Iva
25. Jewell
26. Letha
27. Ina
28. Dixie
29. Neva
30. Elva

Modern

Boy Names

Map of the Popularity of Braxton

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1. Braxton
2. Dakota
3. Brantley
4. Waylon
5. Bentley
6. Dustin
7. Trenton
8. Hunter
9. Levi
10. Easton
11. Dalton
12. Colton
13. Gage
14. Bryson
15. Cody
16. Corey
17. Brayden
18. Shawn
19. Tucker
20. Seth
21. Maddox
22. Peyton
23. Brody
24. Travis
25. Landon
26. Garrett
27. Zane
28. Cory
29. Jaxson
30. Austin

Girl Names

Map of the Popularity of Josie

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1. Josie
2. Paisley
3. Gracie
4. Haylee
5. Whitney
6. Willow
7. Brooklynn
8. Bethany
9. Kendra
10. Brooklyn
11. Haley
12. Cheyenne
13. Autumn
14. Aubree
15. Maggie
16. Summer
17. Brittany
18. Nevaeh
19. Breanna
20. Rylee
21. Kylee
22. Courtney
23. Sierra
24. Kaylee
25. Holly
26. Lilly
27. Tiffany
28. Mckenzie
29. Kristen
30. Makenzie

Classic

Boy Names

Map of the Popularity of Okey

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1. Okey
2. Denzil
3. Jennings
4. Delmas
5. Denver
6. Hobert
7. Dorsey
8. Junior
9. Arlie
10. Basil
11. Lacy
12. Shirley
13. Burl
14. Kermit
15. Delmer
16. Jackie
17. Kennith
18. Delbert
19. Dallas
20. Garland
21. Teddy
22. Woodrow
23. Everette
24. Emory
25. Homer
26. Alva
27. Franklin
28. Dewey
29. Thurman
30. Boyd

Girl Names

Map of the Popularity of Drema

Click on any of the names below to see a map for that name.

1. Drema
2. Dreama
3. Garnett
4. Garnet
5. Emogene
6. Wilda
7. Glenna
8. Freda
9. Dottie
10. Dortha
11. Jaunita
12. Vada
13. Goldie
14. Belva
15. Deloris
16. Reva
17. Opal
18. Pansy
19. Dolly
20. Patty
21. Willa
22. Twila
23. Retha
24. Beulah
25. Virgie
26. Dollie
27. Violet
28. Reba
29. Madge
30. Wilma

Births for first names are taken from births that occurred in the United States after 1879. From 1880 to 1936, all births may not be included in the original data set. Any totals for last names are the number of people with the last name as of the last US census.

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