BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – Baton Rouge General has released their list of top baby names in 2022.

One name has jumped into the top five for boys because of a summer movie that flew up the charts.

Maverick is the third most popular baby name and it comes from the movie, “Top Gun: Maverick.”

BRG provided their top five boy and girl names for 2022 below:


  • Liam
  • Grayson
  • Maverick
  • Oliver
  • Aiden


  • Sophia
  • Ivy
  • Olivia
  • Charlotte
  • Amelia

Check out how this year’s most popular names compare to last year’s list of top baby names.

When it comes to the top boy name,, Liam is king at BRG and in the United States.

Only one girl name made its way onto BRG’s top five list in 2021 and 2022. That name is Olivia.

While coming in at 3 on BRG’s list of top girl names, Olivia is the most popular name in the U.S. and Louisiana, according to Baton Rouge General.