Virginia Department of Health LogoROANOKE, Va. (AP) _ William and Emma are the most popular names for white newborns in Virginia. The Virginia Department of Health’s Division of Health Statistics arrived at those two names based on data from 2013. Some local health departments release their lists of most popular baby names. The Richmond Times-Dispatch ( also reports that William is followed by Noah and Liam, a derivation of William, while Emma is followed by Olivia and Sophia. For black children, Elijah and Aaliyah are the top names. For Hispanic families, Daniel and Genesis are the top choices. There are approximately 100,000 births in Virginia annually.