Top Massachusetts Baby Names of 2007 – Ryan and Ava, but not Brady

Here are the most popular Bay State baby names for 2007, according to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (via Boston.com):

Boy Names Girl Names
  1. Ryan
  2. Matthew
  3. Michael
  4. William
  5. Jacob
  1. Ava
  2. Isabella
  3. Sophia
  4. Olivia
  5. Emma

Amy Derjue of the Boston Daily Blog found these results “pretty disappointing” — not a Brady, Randy, Kevin, Beckett, or Jacoby to be found among the top 5 boy names, despite the fact that 2007 was “such a banner year in sports.” :)

I can’t say I share her sense of disappointment, but I do think that Brady could possibly crack the state-wide top 5 one day (especially if Tom keeps it up). Here’s how the name has fared in recent years, according to Social Security data:

Year:
Rank in MA:
Rank in U.S.:
2002
93rd
147th
2003
85th
141st
2004
53rd
122nd
2005
48th
110th
2006
54th
105th

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