Most Popular Baby Boy Names in 1987

In this article we'll look at what the most popular baby boy names were for the year 1987. These names are taken directly from the Social Security card applications for births that occurred in the United States.

The table below shows the top 250 most popular baby boy names in 1987, with a total count for the number of births registered with that given name.

You can also use the links below to research more about the most popular baby names.

Top 1000 most popular boy names: 1-250 | 251-500 | 501-750 | 751-1000

Top 1000 most popular girl names: 1-250 | 251-500 | 501-750 | 751-1000

Rank Name Count
1 Michael 63,654
2 Christopher 54,494
3 Matthew 46,497
4 Joshua 39,999
5 David 36,793
6 Andrew 36,207
7 Daniel 35,870
8 James 32,657
9 Justin 31,494
10 Robert 30,232
11 John 29,548
12 Joseph 28,523
13 Ryan 28,490
14 Brandon 24,822
15 William 24,206
16 Nicholas 23,253
17 Anthony 23,128
18 Jonathan 23,108
19 Kevin 20,420
20 Brian 20,356
21 Eric 20,203
22 Kyle 19,866
23 Jason 19,343
24 Thomas 18,132
25 Steven 17,770
26 Timothy 17,393
27 Adam 16,929
28 Benjamin 14,889
29 Jeremy 14,475
30 Richard 14,405
31 Jacob 14,320
32 Jeffrey 13,479
33 Zachary 13,210
34 Aaron 12,683
35 Charles 12,176
36 Mark 12,000
37 Alexander 11,839
38 Stephen 11,549
39 Tyler 11,541
40 Sean 11,453
41 Patrick 11,144
42 Travis 10,399
43 Scott 10,193
44 Dustin 10,102
45 Nathan 9,909
46 Paul 9,706
47 Gregory 9,131
48 Jose 8,738
49 Cody 8,670
50 Samuel 8,577
51 Bryan 8,562
52 Jordan 8,406
53 Kenneth 8,356
54 Derek 8,251
55 Jesse 7,985
56 Bradley 6,916
57 Corey 6,444
58 Jared 6,210
59 Shawn 6,203
60 Alex 6,043
61 Edward 5,906
62 Cory 5,851
63 Chad 5,624
64 Peter 5,545
65 Shane 5,307
66 Juan 4,977
67 Marcus 4,949
68 Phillip 4,811
69 Keith 4,786
70 Donald 4,503
71 Brett 4,432
72 Antonio 4,420
73 Ronald 4,152
74 Carlos 4,145
75 Joel 4,136
76 Austin 4,093
77 George 4,089
78 Nathaniel 4,051
79 Raymond 3,997
80 Casey 3,926
81 Ian 3,926
82 Luis 3,916
83 Evan 3,867
84 Philip 3,840
85 Douglas 3,804
86 Derrick 3,532
87 Gary 3,486
88 Craig 3,365
89 Seth 3,339
90 Christian 3,324
91 Victor 3,305
92 Wesley 3,244
93 Trevor 3,237
94 Erik 3,234
95 Vincent 3,172
96 Cameron 3,159
97 Frank 3,127
98 Devin 3,078
99 Gabriel 3,078
100 Curtis 2,909
101 Mitchell 2,871
102 Adrian 2,847
103 Brent 2,835
104 Randy 2,789
105 Jesus 2,788
106 Blake 2,786
107 Dennis 2,756
108 Mario 2,738
109 Jeffery 2,646
110 Miguel 2,637
111 Luke 2,591
112 Alan 2,586
113 Garrett 2,585
114 Caleb 2,503
115 Larry 2,502
116 Johnathan 2,478
117 Taylor 2,432
118 Martin 2,404
119 Russell 2,380
120 Todd 2,356
121 Lucas 2,326
122 Troy 2,294
123 Tony 2,290
124 Spencer 2,251
125 Jerry 2,233
126 Carl 2,222
127 Johnny 2,202
128 Allen 2,173
129 Jorge 2,170
130 Jeremiah 2,138
131 Ricardo 2,122
132 Jonathon 2,117
133 Terry 2,101
134 Colin 2,097
135 Francisco 2,095
136 Andre 2,093
137 Henry 2,088
138 Manuel 2,084
139 Chase 2,070
140 Mathew 2,045
141 Dylan 1,998
142 Lance 1,993
143 Marc 1,969
144 Logan 1,951
145 Kristopher 1,938
146 Lawrence 1,899
147 Bobby 1,886
148 Ricky 1,854
149 Danny 1,844
150 Randall 1,832
151 Shaun 1,829
152 Isaac 1,827
153 Clayton 1,814
154 Lee 1,811
155 Jimmy 1,810
156 Brendan 1,808
157 Calvin 1,790
158 Albert 1,767
159 Micheal 1,765
160 Drew 1,759
161 Louis 1,683
162 Ross 1,666
163 Oscar 1,660
164 Angel 1,654
165 Jack 1,652
166 Jake 1,637
167 Roberto 1,627
168 Billy 1,622
169 Edgar 1,602
170 Darren 1,601
171 Rodney 1,595
172 Hector 1,591
173 Alejandro 1,584
174 Walter 1,575
175 Grant 1,563
176 Roger 1,559
177 Arthur 1,557
178 Jamie 1,541
179 Javier 1,530
180 Ruben 1,527
181 Jon 1,515
182 Bryant 1,498
183 Julian 1,491
184 Joe 1,488
185 Jay 1,486
186 Willie 1,479
187 Maurice 1,472
188 Max 1,453
189 Sergio 1,444
190 Gerald 1,441
191 Edwin 1,405
192 Emmanuel 1,401
193 Levi 1,393
194 Clinton 1,361
195 Bryce 1,354
196 Reginald 1,336
197 Dominic 1,335
198 Bruce 1,305
199 Geoffrey 1,304
200 Wayne 1,298
201 Omar 1,288
202 Preston 1,278
203 Roy 1,258
204 Pedro 1,256
205 Darrell 1,233
206 Theodore 1,217
207 Rafael 1,216
208 Fernando 1,202
209 Devon 1,195
210 Jaime 1,183
211 Jerome 1,181
212 Raul 1,180
213 Frederick 1,171
214 Jessie 1,163
215 Tyrone 1,149
216 Terrance 1,133
217 Ivan 1,130
218 Andres 1,102
219 Eddie 1,095
220 Eduardo 1,079
221 Marvin 1,079
222 Neil 1,078
223 Darryl 1,076
224 Micah 1,064
225 Armando 1,051
226 Terrence 1,044
227 Ronnie 1,039
228 Brad 1,026
229 Kurt 1,022
230 Nicolas 1,019
231 Maxwell 1,015
232 Julio 1,008
233 Cole 1,003
234 Steve 1,003
235 Ramon 1,001
236 Noah 995
237 Jamal 988
238 Tommy 988
239 Glenn 987
240 Alberto 984
241 Xavier 970
242 Leonard 966
243 Marco 957
244 Francis 950
245 Ernest 947
246 Tyson 936
247 Tristan 932
248 Dale 930
249 Byron 929
250 Erick 918

Historical Data for Baby Names

If you're interested to see how the trends and popularity of baby names have changed, you can use the links below to view the historical data by decade.

Most popular first names, 1880-present | since 1950 | since 1960 | since 1970 | since 1980 | since 1990 | since 2000 | since 2010

Most popular boy names, 1880-present | since 1950 | since 1960 | since 1970 | since 1980 | since 1990 | since 2000 | since 2010

Most popular girl names, 1880-present | since 1950 | since 1960 | since 1970 | since 1980 | since 1990 | since 2000 | since 2010

Data Source(s)

All of the data on this page is sourced from the Social Security Administration (SSA) and excludes any names with fewer than 5 occurrences in any geographic area.

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