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These were the most popular baby names in Massachusetts last year

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If you’re in Massachusetts, there’s still a pretty good chance you’ll be meeting a lot of young Benjamins and Emmas.

Those were the two most popular baby names in the state for the second year in a row, according to data from the Social Security Administration released Tuesday.

The most popular names in Massachusetts widely reflected national trends in 2018, with many of the top 10 names making an appearance — albeit in a slightly different order. (Nationwide, for example, the most popular boys’ name was Liam, but Benjamin wasn’t far behind at number six.)

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Of course, regional tendencies might have some effect on popular names. For example, Logan was seventh most popular in Massachusetts, but 10th nationwide, which could be a nod to our transportation hub in East Boston.

One boys’ name that was much more popular here than nationwide? Thomas — it came in 16th in Massachusetts, but 49th nationwide. And in case you wonder why that may be, we’ll just point out that one Thomas Brady led the New England Patriots to the Super Bowl yet again in both of the team’s last two seasons.

Meanwhile, Julian was 23rd in Massachusetts, but 36th nationwide. (Bill Belichick is also in good company: William was the fifth most-used baby name for boys here . . . but it was also the third most popular nationwide, so we’ll abstain from drawing any conclusions on that one.)

The Social Security Administration is a pretty trustworthy source for top baby names, since parents supply their newborn’s name to the agency when applying for the child’s Social Security card.

The agency began compiling the baby name list in 1997, with names dating back to 1880.

Nationwide, some names gaining popularity last year seem to have roots in popular culture. Meghan was the fastest rising girl’s name in 2018, moving from number 1,404 in 2017 to 703, in what is likely a nod to Meghan Markle. Meanwhile, Saint — the name of one of Kanye and Kim Kardashian’s children — was the second-fastest rising boys’ name, behind Genesis. And Yara and Arya — both strong female characters from “Game of Thrones” — also both made the list of monikers that are increasing in popularity.

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Here’s a look at the top 25 names for girls and boys in Massachusetts, and how many children were bestowed that name in 2018.

Girls

1. Emma (405)

2. Olivia (394)

3. Charlotte (336)

4. Sophia (336)

5. Isabella (299)

6. Ava (260)

7. Amelia (243)

8. Mia (243)

9. Evelyn (233)

10. Abigail (229)

11. Emily (228)

12. Grace (209)

13. Avery (192)

14. Harper (187)

15. Mila (179)

16. Nora (177)

17. Ella (175)

18. Hannah (174)

19. Sofia (158)

20. Madison (157)

21. Maya (152)

22. Riley (149)

23. Elizabeth (147)

24. Victoria (145)

25. Scarlett (140)

Boys

1. Benjamin (426)

2. Liam (394)

3. James (371)

4. Lucas (363)

5. William (362)

6. Noah (356)

7. Logan (317)

8. Henry (311)

9. Owen (286)

10. Theodore (276)

11. Michael (273)

12. Jacob (271)

13. John (265)

14. Oliver (265)

15. Jack (264)

16. Thomas (258)

17. Mason (256)

18. Ethan (253)

19. Ryan (248)

20. Samuel (243)

21. Alexander (240)

22. Joseph (237)

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23. Julian (232)

24. Jackson (231)

25. Daniel (229)

For more information and baby names, visit the Social Security Administration’s website.