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Choosing a name for your baby is never easy. You have way too many suggestions coming in from all around you! You get “gentle recommendations” from those you love, those you hardly know and each other.

The options seem endless. Names can be cool and modern. or maybe you prefer the classics, you know, the ones that stand the test of time. just announced the Most Popular Baby Names in 2022. According to the Social Security Administation, the list is compiled using birth data and “user interest” on their website.

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  • Massachusetts' Most Popular Girl Names

    A new entree on the girls’ list this year in Mass was Evelyn. And one name on this year’s list is not on the national list. That name is Ella.

    1) Olivia
    2) Charlotte
    3) Emma
    4) Sophia
    5) Isabella
    6) Amelia
    7) Mia
    8) Ava
    9) Ella
    10) Evelyn

  • Massachusetts' Most Popular Boy Names

    Fun fact, 8 of these top boys’ names were also found in the national top 10. But 2 names unique to our beautiful state, were Jack and Theodore. How very presidential of us!

    1) Noah
    2) Liam
    3) Benjamin
    4) Henry
    5) Jack
    6) James
    7) Theodore
    8) Lucas
    9) William
    10) Oliver

  • Famous Olivias: The #1 Girl Name

    Singer, actress: Olivia Newton- John

    Olivia Newton-John


  • Pop singer/songwriter and actress Olivia Rodrigo

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  • Olivia Wilde: Actress, director and filmmaker

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  • Famous Noahs- The #1 Boy Name

    Noah Wyle: Film televison and theatre actor. Best know for playing Dr. John Carter in the tv show, ER

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  • Noah Centineo: Actor, best known for his role in the final three seasons of the television series The Fosters, on Freeform TV. Also known for the Netflix romantic comedy movies, To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, and it’s sequels.

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  • Noah Emmerich: Actor and director who is best known for his roles in movies like Beautiful Girls, The Truman Show, and Frequency. Also for his recurring guest role in The Walking Dead. 

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