Benjamin was the most popular name for boys born in Massachusetts in 2012, dethroning William, which ruled in 2011. Here are the 100 most popular names, according to information compiled by the federal government based on Social Security card application data.

RankNameNumber born
1Benjamin441
2Mason402
3Ryan402
4William400
5Jacob388
6Michael362
7Noah354
8Liam347
9Nathan342
10Ethan340
11Joseph337
12Matthew330
13Alexander322
14John320
15James318
16Logan314
17Lucas308
18Jack292
19Samuel291
20Anthony287
21Owen286
22Andrew280
23Jackson280
24Daniel279
25Cameron277
26Jayden258
27Joshua258
28Henry252
29Thomas243
30Aiden236
31Gabriel230
32Dylan228
33Christopher226
34Tyler216
35David215
36Charles211
37Nicholas207
38Evan196
39Luke180
40Connor177
41Caleb175
42Jonathan174
43Zachary173
44Gavin168
45Elijah159
46Brayden153
47Isaac153
48Christian146
49Robert145
50Colin144
51Oliver140
52Justin133
53Patrick132
54Dominic130
55Jason130
56Jordan128
57Adrian125
58Julian123
59Cole122
60Hunter122
61Carter121
62Nolan120
63Aaron117
64Max117
65Kevin115
66Nathaniel115
67Sebastian115
68Austin114
69Chase113
70Declan113
71Landon112
72Sean111
73Adam109
74Maxwell109
75Aidan97
76Timothy96
77Brandon94
78Eli94
79Jeremiah91
80Parker90
81Theodore90
82Xavier90
83Brady87
84Jake87
85Blake86
86Isaiah85
87Kyle84
88Ian83
89Cooper81
90Josiah81
91Wyatt81
92Wesley80
93Leo79
94Vincent79
95Peter78
96Angel77
97Edward77
98Brody76
99Elias76
100Brendan72

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