The Social Security Administration just released the most popular baby names for each state in 2017 and the top names for Louisiana aren't too far off from the national top choices.

First, for the entire United States, the most popular boy name was Liam and for girls it was Emma. No shock there, both very hip and cute.

Here are the top five boys and girls names for 2017 in Louisiana:

BOYS:

  1. Liam
  2. Noah
  3. Mason
  4. Elijah
  5. William

GIRLS:

  1. Olivia
  2. Ava
  3. Emma
  4. Amelia
  5. Harper

The names for the list are compiled from the parents applying for a child's Social Security card, thus when the parents supply the name to the agency. The baby name list has been compiled since 1997.