Stacker compiled a list of the most popular baby names for boys in the 90s in Massachusetts using data from the Social Security Administration. Names are ranked by number of babies born.

Note: The Social Security Administration collects data on baby names with a binary understanding of sex and gender. Stacker understands that names aren’t inherently gendered and will continue to look for opportunities in our coverage to demonstrate that.

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#50. Derek

Derek is a name of German origin meaning “the people’s ruler”.

Massachusetts
– Babies from 1990 to 1999: 1,884
– Babies from 2010 to 2019: 368 (#180 (tie) most common name, -80.5% compared to the 90s)

National
– Rank: #76
– Babies from 1990 to 1999: 50,733

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#49. Jordan

Jordan is a name of Hebrew origin meaning “to flow down”.

Massachusetts
– Babies from 1990 to 1999: 2,004
– Babies from 2010 to 2019: 1,102 (#67 most common name, -45.0% compared to the 90s)

National
– Rank: #28
– Babies from 1990 to 1999: 144,733

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#48. Evan

Evan is a name of Welsh origin meaning “Lord is gracious”.

Massachusetts
– Babies from 1990 to 1999: 2,063
– Babies from 2010 to 2019: 1,639 (#44 most common name, -20.6% compared to the 90s)

National
– Rank: #63
– Babies from 1990 to 1999: 59,391

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#47. Paul

Paul is a name of Latin origin meaning “humble”.

Massachusetts
– Babies from 1990 to 1999: 2,201
– Babies from 2010 to 2019: 523 (#132 most common name, -76.2% compared to the 90s)

National
– Rank: #64
– Babies from 1990 to 1999: 58,923

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#46. Christian

Christian is a name of English origin meaning “follower Of Christ”.

Massachusetts
– Babies from 1990 to 1999: 2,262
– Babies from 2010 to 2019: 1,379 (#50 most common name, -39.0% compared to the 90s)

National
– Rank: #32
– Babies from 1990 to 1999: 126,036

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#45. Connor

Connor is a name of Irish origin meaning “Lover of wolves”.

Massachusetts
– Babies from 1990 to 1999: 2,269
– Babies from 2010 to 2019: 1,987 (#36 most common name, -12.4% compared to the 90s)

National
– Rank: #67
– Babies from 1990 to 1999: 57,344

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#44. Mark

Mark is a name of Latin origin meaning “God of war”.

Massachusetts
– Babies from 1990 to 1999: 2,272
– Babies from 2010 to 2019: 475 (#141 most common name, -79.1% compared to the 90s)

National
– Rank: #48
– Babies from 1990 to 1999: 75,796

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#43. Brendan

Brendan is a name of Irish origin meaning “prince”.

Massachusetts
– Babies from 1990 to 1999: 2,350
– Babies from 2010 to 2019: 545 (#127 (tie) most common name, -76.8% compared to the 90s)

National
– Rank: #123
– Babies from 1990 to 1999: 28,425

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#42. Jeffrey

Jeffrey is a name of English origin meaning “pledge of peace”.

Massachusetts
– Babies from 1990 to 1999: 2,416
– Babies from 2010 to 2019: 332 (#195 (tie) most common name, -86.3% compared to the 90s)

National
– Rank: #54
– Babies from 1990 to 1999: 66,967

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#41. Peter

Peter is a name of Greek origin meaning “rock”.

Massachusetts
– Babies from 1990 to 1999: 2,483
– Babies from 2010 to 2019: 715 (#105 most common name, -71.2% compared to the 90s)

National
– Rank: #89
– Babies from 1990 to 1999: 42,322

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#40. Jason

Jason is a name of Greek origin meaning “healer”.

Massachusetts
– Babies from 1990 to 1999: 2,498
– Babies from 2010 to 2019: 1,190 (#60 most common name, -52.4% compared to the 90s)

National
– Rank: #45
– Babies from 1990 to 1999: 91,706

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#39. Richard

Richard is a name of German origin meaning “dominant ruler”.

Massachusetts
– Babies from 1990 to 1999: 2,516
– Babies from 2010 to 2019: 557 (#122 most common name, -77.9% compared to the 90s)

National
– Rank: #41
– Babies from 1990 to 1999: 94,861

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#38. Dylan

Dylan is a name of Welsh origin meaning “son of the sea”.

Massachusetts
– Babies from 1990 to 1999: 2,527
– Babies from 2010 to 2019: 2,287 (#28 most common name, -9.5% compared to the 90s)

National
– Rank: #34
– Babies from 1990 to 1999: 122,062

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#37. Nathan

Nathan is a name of Hebrew origin meaning “given”.

Massachusetts
– Babies from 1990 to 1999: 2,673
– Babies from 2010 to 2019: 2,370 (#26 most common name, -11.3% compared to the 90s)

National
– Rank: #39
– Babies from 1990 to 1999: 107,309

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#36. Stephen

Stephen is a name of Greek origin meaning “wreath, crown”.

Massachusetts
– Babies from 1990 to 1999: 2,779
– Babies from 2010 to 2019: 396 (#172 (tie) most common name, -85.8% compared to the 90s)

National
– Rank: #49
– Babies from 1990 to 1999: 75,141

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#35. Cameron

Cameron is a name of Gaelic origin meaning “crooked river”.

Massachusetts
– Babies from 1990 to 1999: 2,785
– Babies from 2010 to 2019: 2,253 (#30 most common name, -19.1% compared to the 90s)

National
– Rank: #46
– Babies from 1990 to 1999: 81,128

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#34. Steven

Steven is a name of Greek origin meaning “crown”.

Massachusetts
– Babies from 1990 to 1999: 2,875
– Babies from 2010 to 2019: 487 (#137 (tie) most common name, -83.1% compared to the 90s)

National
– Rank: #35
– Babies from 1990 to 1999: 121,095

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#33. Adam

Adam is a name of Hebrew origin meaning “earth”.

Massachusetts
– Babies from 1990 to 1999: 3,148
– Babies from 2010 to 2019: 1,148 (#64 most common name, -63.5% compared to the 90s)

National
– Rank: #40
– Babies from 1990 to 1999: 106,890

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#32. Eric

Eric is a name of Norse origin meaning “sole ruler”.

Massachusetts
– Babies from 1990 to 1999: 3,402
– Babies from 2010 to 2019: 545 (#127 (tie) most common name, -84.0% compared to the 90s)

National
– Rank: #29
– Babies from 1990 to 1999: 135,220

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#31. Samuel

Samuel is a name of Hebrew origin meaning “name of God”.

Massachusetts
– Babies from 1990 to 1999: 3,568
– Babies from 2010 to 2019: 2,735 (#20 most common name, -23.3% compared to the 90s)

National
– Rank: #33
– Babies from 1990 to 1999: 125,562

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#30. Brandon

Brandon is a name of English origin meaning “beacon hill” or “crow”.

Massachusetts
– Babies from 1990 to 1999: 3,730
– Babies from 2010 to 2019: 722 (#104 most common name, -80.6% compared to the 90s)

National
– Rank: #11
– Babies from 1990 to 1999: 259,398

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#29. Sean

Sean is a name of Irish origin meaning “God is gracious”.

Massachusetts
– Babies from 1990 to 1999: 3,955
– Babies from 2010 to 2019: 793 (#97 most common name, -79.9% compared to the 90s)

National
– Rank: #44
– Babies from 1990 to 1999: 91,993

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#28. Timothy

Timothy is a name of Greek origin meaning “honouring God”.

Massachusetts
– Babies from 1990 to 1999: 3,957
– Babies from 2010 to 2019: 685 (#107 most common name, -82.7% compared to the 90s)

National
– Rank: #38
– Babies from 1990 to 1999: 107,748

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#27. Brian

Brian is a name of Irish origin meaning “noble”.

Massachusetts
– Babies from 1990 to 1999: 4,444
– Babies from 2010 to 2019: 602 (#118 most common name, -86.5% compared to the 90s)

National
– Rank: #36
– Babies from 1990 to 1999: 119,275

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#26. Justin

Justin is a name of Latin origin meaning “righteous”.

Massachusetts
– Babies from 1990 to 1999: 4,551
– Babies from 2010 to 2019: 911 (#78 most common name, -80.0% compared to the 90s)

National
– Rank: #17
– Babies from 1990 to 1999: 220,108

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#25. Patrick

Patrick is a name of Latin origin meaning “nobleman”.

Massachusetts
– Babies from 1990 to 1999: 4,566
– Babies from 2010 to 2019: 1,163 (#63 most common name, -74.5% compared to the 90s)

National
– Rank: #42
– Babies from 1990 to 1999: 92,920

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#24. Benjamin

Benjamin is a name of Hebrew origin meaning “son of my days”.

Massachusetts
– Babies from 1990 to 1999: 4,853
– Babies from 2010 to 2019: 4,646 (#1 most common name, -4.3% compared to the 90s)

National
– Rank: #30
– Babies from 1990 to 1999: 133,912

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#23. Jacob

Jacob is a name of Hebrew origin meaning “to follow”.

Massachusetts
– Babies from 1990 to 1999: 5,103
– Babies from 2010 to 2019: 3,580 (#4 most common name, -29.8% compared to the 90s)

National
– Rank: #5
– Babies from 1990 to 1999: 298,377

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#22. Thomas

Thomas is a name of Greek origin meaning “twin”.

Massachusetts
– Babies from 1990 to 1999: 5,178
– Babies from 2010 to 2019: 2,527 (#24 most common name, -51.2% compared to the 90s)

National
– Rank: #26
– Babies from 1990 to 1999: 146,603

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#21. William

William is a name of Germanic origin meaning “vehement protector”.

Massachusetts
– Babies from 1990 to 1999: 5,344
– Babies from 2010 to 2019: 4,157 (#2 most common name, -22.2% compared to the 90s)

National
– Rank: #18
– Babies from 1990 to 1999: 217,802

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#20. Kevin

Kevin is a name of Irish origin meaning “noble”.

Massachusetts
– Babies from 1990 to 1999: 5,381
– Babies from 2010 to 2019: 1,022 (#74 (tie) most common name, -81.0% compared to the 90s)

National
– Rank: #25
– Babies from 1990 to 1999: 165,195

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#19. Anthony

Anthony is a name of Latin origin meaning “praiseworthy”.

Massachusetts
– Babies from 1990 to 1999: 5,392
– Babies from 2010 to 2019: 2,725 (#21 most common name, -49.5% compared to the 90s)

National
– Rank: #19
– Babies from 1990 to 1999: 216,192

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#18. Jonathan

Jonathan is a name of Hebrew origin meaning “God has given”.

Massachusetts
– Babies from 1990 to 1999: 5,435
– Babies from 2010 to 2019: 1,591 (#45 most common name, -70.7% compared to the 90s)

National
– Rank: #21
– Babies from 1990 to 1999: 197,464

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#17. Robert

Robert is a name of Germanic origin meaning “fame” or “bright”.

Massachusetts
– Babies from 1990 to 1999: 5,475
– Babies from 2010 to 2019: 1,353 (#54 most common name, -75.3% compared to the 90s)

National
– Rank: #20
– Babies from 1990 to 1999: 205,430

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#16. Kyle

Kyle is a name of Scottish origin meaning “narrow strait”.

Massachusetts
– Babies from 1990 to 1999: 5,490
– Babies from 2010 to 2019: 703 (#106 most common name, -87.2% compared to the 90s)

National
– Rank: #24
– Babies from 1990 to 1999: 180,198

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#15. Zachary

Zachary is a name of Hebrew origin meaning “God remembers”.

Massachusetts
– Babies from 1990 to 1999: 5,606
– Babies from 2010 to 2019: 1,514 (#48 most common name, -73.0% compared to the 90s)

National
– Rank: #16
– Babies from 1990 to 1999: 225,268

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#14. Alexander

Alexander is a name of Greek origin meaning “defender of man”.

Massachusetts
– Babies from 1990 to 1999: 5,801
– Babies from 2010 to 2019: 2,994 (#13 most common name, -48.4% compared to the 90s)

National
– Rank: #23
– Babies from 1990 to 1999: 183,922

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#13. Tyler

Tyler is a name of English origin meaning “doorkeeper of an inn” or “owner of a tavern”.

Massachusetts
– Babies from 1990 to 1999: 5,909
– Babies from 2010 to 2019: 1,670 (#41 most common name, -71.7% compared to the 90s)

National
– Rank: #9
– Babies from 1990 to 1999: 262,292

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#12. David

David is a name of Hebrew origin meaning “beloved”.

Massachusetts
– Babies from 1990 to 1999: 6,136
– Babies from 2010 to 2019: 1,901 (#38 most common name, -69.0% compared to the 90s)

National
– Rank: #12
– Babies from 1990 to 1999: 253,651

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#11. James

James is a name of Hebrew origin meaning “supplanter”.

Massachusetts
– Babies from 1990 to 1999: 6,528
– Babies from 2010 to 2019: 3,442 (#7 most common name, -47.3% compared to the 90s)

National
– Rank: #13
– Babies from 1990 to 1999: 244,926

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#10. Joshua

Joshua is a name of Hebrew origin meaning “God Is my salvation”.

Massachusetts
– Babies from 1990 to 1999: 6,642
– Babies from 2010 to 2019: 2,008 (#35 most common name, -69.8% compared to the 90s)

National
– Rank: #4
– Babies from 1990 to 1999: 329,139

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#9. Andrew

Andrew is a name of Greek origin meaning “brave”.

Massachusetts
– Babies from 1990 to 1999: 8,016
– Babies from 2010 to 2019: 2,508 (#25 most common name, -68.7% compared to the 90s)

National
– Rank: #7
– Babies from 1990 to 1999: 272,884

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#8. Joseph

Joseph is a name of Hebrew origin meaning “he will add”.

Massachusetts
– Babies from 1990 to 1999: 8,043
– Babies from 2010 to 2019: 2,862 (#18 most common name, -64.4% compared to the 90s)

National
– Rank: #10
– Babies from 1990 to 1999: 260,696

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#7. Daniel

Daniel is a name of Hebrew origin meaning “God is my judge”.

Massachusetts
– Babies from 1990 to 1999: 8,127
– Babies from 2010 to 2019: 2,887 (#16 most common name, -64.5% compared to the 90s)

National
– Rank: #8
– Babies from 1990 to 1999: 272,291

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#6. Ryan

Ryan is a name of Irish origin meaning “little king” or “illustrious”.

Massachusetts
– Babies from 1990 to 1999: 8,150
– Babies from 2010 to 2019: 3,281 (#9 most common name, -59.7% compared to the 90s)

National
– Rank: #14
– Babies from 1990 to 1999: 241,206

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#5. John

John is a name of Hebrew origin meaning “Yahweh has been gracious”.

Massachusetts
– Babies from 1990 to 1999: 8,453
– Babies from 2010 to 2019: 3,221 (#10 most common name, -61.9% compared to the 90s)

National
– Rank: #15
– Babies from 1990 to 1999: 240,101

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#4. Nicholas

Nicholas is a name of Greek origin meaning “victory of the people”.

Massachusetts
– Babies from 1990 to 1999: 10,208
– Babies from 2010 to 2019: 2,049 (#33 most common name, -79.9% compared to the 90s)

National
– Rank: #6
– Babies from 1990 to 1999: 275,308

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#3. Christopher

Christopher is a name of English origin meaning “Christ-bearer”.

Massachusetts
– Babies from 1990 to 1999: 10,212
– Babies from 2010 to 2019: 1,966 (#37 most common name, -80.7% compared to the 90s)

National
– Rank: #2
– Babies from 1990 to 1999: 360,231

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#2. Matthew

Matthew is a name of Hebrew origin meaning “Gift of Yahweh”.

Massachusetts
– Babies from 1990 to 1999: 12,325
– Babies from 2010 to 2019: 2,877 (#17 most common name, -76.7% compared to the 90s)

National
– Rank: #3
– Babies from 1990 to 1999: 351,639

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#1. Michael

Michael is a name of Hebrew origin meaning “who is like God?”.

Massachusetts
– Babies from 1990 to 1999: 14,781
– Babies from 2010 to 2019: 3,456 (#6 most common name, -76.6% compared to the 90s)

National
– Rank: #1
– Babies from 1990 to 1999: 462,360

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