Baby names, like clothes come into fashion, and go out. When my kids were born, I didn't want them to have "trendy" names. Giving your daughter a name that's currently fashionable because of a showbiz personality can be a rotten thing to do. Years down the road, people will know exactly how old she is. My children both have "classic" names, Michael & Stephanie. What were Louisiana's most popular baby names in 2016? The Social security Administration reports, the most popular name for boys in the Bayou state was Liam. For girls, the #1 name was Ava. Click here for Louisiana's 100 most popular baby names of the past year.