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Top Baby Names in 2022: Top Gun’s “Maverick” Gains Popularity

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BATON ROUGE, La. – While this year’s top baby names at Baton Rouge General’s Birth Center include some common top names, newcomer Maverick flew in at #3 on the boys list. The name was made popular by the summer blockbuster hit “Top Gun: Maverick.”

The top spot for boys at BRG goes to Liam, which is also the most popular name in the U.S. and in Louisiana. After Grayson, Maverick saw its first time on BRG’s list plus a big jump both nationally and statewide – from the 50th and 42nd spot, respectively, to 27th and 29th. Rounding out the list at #4 is Oliver, which ranks close to its national spot of #3, and Aiden, a mainstay on the boys list the past several years.

Sophia is the most popular girl name at BRG this year, and newcomer Ivy comes in at #2. Ivy broke into the top 50 in the country this year for the first time. Taking the third spot on BRG’s list is Olivia, the only repeat girl name from the 2021 list. It’s no surprise, as Olivia sits at #1 in the U.S. and Louisiana. Charlotte remained in the top five again this year, and popular choice Amelia made the cut again for the first time since 2019. (It takes the #3 spot nationally and statewide)

BRG’s top five girl and boy names of 2022 are:


  1. Liam
  2. Grayson
  3. Maverick
  4. Oliver
  5. Aiden


  1. Sophia
  2. Ivy
  3. Olivia
  4. Charlotte
  5. Amelia

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