Massachusetts is a prime state if you are looking to start a family. From having three cities names the most educated in the U.S. to being named one of the most happiest states, Massachusetts may be a state you may want to consider when it comes to family life.

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Now, if you are expecting or are thinking about having a child, you know there will be plenty of preparations and new adventures coming your way. Though parenting can be tough and hard work, it's also a very rewarding and exciting experience.

Obviously, one aspect that you and your partner will need to agree on is a name for your new bundle of joy. Sometimes, couples have their name prepared ahead of time. Other times, they're scratching their heads trying to come up with the perfect name. And then other times, the couple arrives at the perfect name the moment the child comes into the world. Whatever the case may be for you and your partner, the point is that you're going to need a name for your new addition.

What Were Some Popular Baby Names in Massachusetts During the 1970s? 

You may remember a while back we published a list that featured the 20 Most Popular 1970s Baby Names for Boys in Massachusetts. Names from the past seem to make their way back to present times as they become popular again. As the counterpart to that list, we are now featuring the 20 Most Popular 1970s Baby Names for Girls in Massachusetts.

Top 20 Baby Names for Girls During the 1970s in Massachusetts

The original list came from Stacker. Stacker's list is a bit longer as it gives you the top 50 girls' names that were popular in Massachusetts during the 1970s and you can check out the complete list by going here.

KEEP READING: Here are the most popular baby names in every state

Using March 2019 data from the Social Security Administration, Stacker compiled a list of the most popular names in each of the 50 states and Washington D.C., according to their 2018 SSA rankings. The top five boy names and top five girl names are listed for each state, as well as the number of babies born in 2018 with that name. Historically common names like Michael only made the top five in three states, while the less common name Harper ranks in the top five for 22 states.

Curious what names are trending in your home state? Keep reading to see if your name made the top five -- or to find inspiration for naming your baby.

LOOK: Baby boomer baby names that have gone out of style

Using info from the Social Security Administration's baby name database, Stacker compiled a list of baby boomer baby names that have declined in popularity.

LOOK: The most popular biblical baby names

To determine the most popular biblical baby names, Stacker consulted the name origin site Behind the Name and the Social Security Administration's baby names database then ranked the top 50 names from Behind the Name's Biblical Names origins list of 564 names, based on how many babies had been given these names in 2019. Click through to find out which biblical names have stood the test of time.

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