Social Security Reveals the Most Popular Baby Names in MA for 2011

Nationally the top baby names, as revealed by Social Security were Jacob and Sophia. See Massachusetts' top names.

The Social Security Administration today announced the most popular baby names in Massachusetts for 2011. William and Sophia topped the list.

The top five boys and girls names for 2011 in Massachusetts were:


  1. William
  2. Benjamin
  3. Jacob
  4. Michael
  5. Ryan


  1. Sophia
  2. Olivia
  3. Isabella
  4. Emma
  5. Ava

Earlier this week the federal government’s top official for baby names, Michael J. Astrue, Commissioner of Social Security, announced Sophia and Jacob were the most popular baby names in the U.S. How does Massachusetts compare to the rest of the country? Check out Social Security’s website, www.socialsecurity.gov/OACT/babynames, to see the top baby names for 2011.

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In addition to each state’s top 100 baby names, Social Security’s website has a list of the 1,000 most popular boys’ and girls’ names for 2011 and a list of the top 50 names for twins born in 2011. The website also offers lists of baby names for each year since 1880.

To read about this year’s winner for biggest jump in popularity and to see how pop culture affects baby names, go to www.socialsecurity.gov/pressoffice/pr/babynames2011-pr.html.

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