Want to know the popular baby names in Louisiana in 2022?

There are many reasons why a baby is named what he or she is. It is common for a baby to be named after a family member. This is especially true of baby boys who receive their fathers name and are forever known as Junior.  Babies receive their names through a myriad of thought processes. Ever wondered what the most popular baby name was the year they were born? 

This past week the U.S. Social Security Administration released its annual lists of the most popular names for boy and girl babies born in each state. On both the boys and girls sides, Louisiana shared much of its top 10 with the national list including the most popular name for each. 

Louisiana’s ten most common names for boys in 2022

  1. Liam (275 male babies)
  2. Elijah (225)
  3. Noah (220)
  4. Luke (188)
  5. James (181)
  6. Levi (173)
  7. John (171)
  8. William (161)
  9. Oliver (153)
  10. Asher (148)

Louisiana’s ten most common names for girls in 2022

  1. Olivia (212 female babies)
  2. Amelia (203)
  3. Ava (189)
  4. Charlotte (174)
  5. Harper (149)
  6. Emma (143)
  7. Isabella (119)
  8. Mia (119)
  9. Avery (107)
  10. Evelyn (106)

Liam has been one of the most common names for Louisiana boy babies for much of the past decade. Since 2013, Liam has been the most common boy name for five years and has ranked no lower than third in any year in that period. This was also the most popular name for boys nationwide in 2022 while. The nationwide list also included Noah, Oliver, James, Elijah and William, Henry, Lucas, Benjamin and Theodore.

Olivia, also the most popular name for girls across the country, has been similarly popular in the past decade, ranking first in four years and no lower than third since 2013. Emma, Charlotte, Amelia, Isabella, Ava, Mia, Evelynn, Sophia and Luna were also in the national top 10. 

Eleven of the top 100 boys names in 2022 for Louisiana were not on the list in 2021. The name Walker saw a large jump, rising from outside the top 100 in 2021 and 2020 to 59th in 2022. The names Elias, August, River, Caleb, Colton, Mateo, Austin, Jaxson, Graham and Kash also were among those that rose to the top 100 in 2022.

Likewise, 11 boy names fell out of the top 100 in 2022. The largest fall was Jordan, which had been ranked 56th in 2021 but was not in last year’s top 100. Also falling out were the names Jameson, Ryder, Cohen, Bryson, Landon, Hayes, Emmett, Jeremiah, Jayce and Malachi.

On the girls side, 14 names moved into the top 100 in 2022 that weren’t listed in 2021. Eloise was the highest riser, ranking 59th after being outside the top 100 the previous year. Also moving into the top 100 were the names Brielle, Delilah, Harmony, Leilani, Genesis, Saylor, Camila, Julia, Jade, Oaklynn, Sophie, Alani and Evangeline.

Fifteen of the names for girls that were in the top 100 in 2021 fell off the most common list last year, including Charlie, which had been ranked 64th in 2021. Others included Kali, Emilia, Bella, Josephine, Rylee, Raelynn, Armani, Dream, Lyla, Bailey, Savannah, Zuri, Adalynn and Lydia.

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