It was reported late last year that the most popular names in Massachusetts are Olivia (girls) and Liam (boys). If either of these names are yours you can consider yourself part of the "cool" club. Other names that are currently popular in Massachusetts include Emma, Noah, Sophia, and Henry.

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If you are thinking about starting a family and having a popular name for your child is important to you then you could go choose from any of the aforementioned names and you'll be good to go. That's not to say these names will still be popular in 20 or 30 years so choose carefully. You'll also want to make sure you don't name your child any of these names as they are illegal in Massachusetts (see below).

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Okay, so we know which names are popular and which names are off-limits in Massachusetts. On the other end of the spectrum, if you want to avoid unpopular name options for your child you can check out the list below. If any of these names are yours I'm sorry to report that these names are losing popularity in present times. This is according to the Social Security Administration. So no matter where you live in Massachusetts whether it's Boston, Springfield, Worcester, or anywhere in the Bay State and beyond the following names are no longer en vogue. Don't blame me, I'm just the messenger.

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The next time someone asks you what's in a name you can tell them a lot. From which names are legal to which names are no longer popular to names that are currently trending there is plenty behind a name.

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