The New Massachusetts ‘Top Baby Names’ List
What are the most popular names for new babies here in the Bay State? Well the Social Security Administration has just released the latest data. Benjamin was the leader with a total of 492 babies given that name. Next was Emma, given to 393 baby girls, according to the SSA website.
Here are the top five most popular names for boys and girls for the year 2017 in Massachusetts:
Rank Boy Names Number Rank Girl Names Number
1 Benjamin 492 1 Emma 393
2 William 421 2 Olivia 379
3 Liam 373 3 Charlotte 347
4 Lucas 373 4 Sophia 330
5 Noah 365 5 Isabella 294
On the nationwide baby names list, Liam came in as the most popular for boys, and Emma was first for girls.
Looking back, ten years ago, Matthew was the most common name given to boys in the state, while Ava ranked fist for girls. When we go back to 1997, it was again Matthew as the most popular boys name, while Emily was on top of the baby girls list.