Picking a baby's name can be one of the most fun yet difficult things we do as parents.

Nowadays though it seems we have so many options ranging from traditional names that have stood the test of time to modern names to those that need multiple commas to the top.

Each name is beautiful in its own right.

Baby Names

In case you were wondering what are some of the most popular names these days, we have that for you right here.

Names.org just released its list of most popular baby names based on Social Security Administration data on births and user interest on its website.

But since we're in the Bayou State, how about we give you the most popular names in Louisiana.

10 Most Popular Names for Boys in Louisiana in 2023:

  1. Liam
  2. Elijah
  3. Noah
  4. James
  5. John
  6. William
  7. Asher
  8. Levi
  9. Oliver
  10. Wyatt

Six of Louisiana's top 10 boys' names are also on the national top 10 list. The four names that are unique to Louisiana are John, Asher, Levi, and Wyatt.

10 Most Popular Names for Girls in Louisiana in 2022:

  1. Olivia
  2. Ava
  3. Amelia
  4. Charlotte
  5. Emma
  6. Nova
  7. Harper
  8. Mia
  9. Ella
  10. Sophia

Seven of Louisiana's top girls' names also made the national top 10 list. The three names unique to Louisiana are Nova, Harper, and Ella.

To see the complete national top names list, click here.

KEEP READING: Here are the most popular baby names in every state

Using March 2019 data from the Social Security Administration, Stacker compiled a list of the most popular names in each of the 50 states and Washington D.C., according to their 2018 SSA rankings. The top five boy names and top five girl names are listed for each state, as well as the number of babies born in 2018 with that name. Historically common names like Michael only made the top five in three states, while the less common name Harper ranks in the top five for 22 states.

Curious what names are trending in your home state? Keep reading to see if your name made the top five -- or to find inspiration for naming your baby.

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