RI Baby Names 2022: Popularity contest

In a New Year’s tradition, the Center for Vital Records at the RI Department of Health this morning announced the most popular names chosen for male and female babies born in 2022, based upon preliminary statistical data; the final results will be compiled in February.

“Charlotte” skyrocketed in popularity for girls, while “Liam” maintained leadership for boys.

The 2022 rankings of the top 10 names (with the top three in 2021 noted within parentheses) in order from most to least popular are:


  1. Charlotte
  2. Amelia (3)
  3. Isabella
  4. Olivia (1)
  5. Emma
  6. Luna
  7. Sophia (2)
  8. Ava
  9. Isla
  10. Scarlett and Violet (tie)


  1. Liam (1)
  2. Noah (2)
  3. Owen
  4. Theodore
  5. Oliver
  6. Benjamin
  7. Julian (3)
  8. Luca
  9. Henry
  10. Lucas

Several web sites compile their own data and make predictions, both nationally and by state, including