Most Popular Baby Boy Names in 1990

In this article we'll look at what the most popular baby boy names were for the year 1990. 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 1990, 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 65,302
2 Christopher 52,347
3 Matthew 44,819
4 Joshua 43,221
5 Daniel 33,823
6 David 33,749
7 Andrew 33,663
8 James 32,356
9 Justin 30,646
10 Joseph 30,128
11 Ryan 29,252
12 John 29,085
13 Robert 28,877
14 Nicholas 27,915
15 Anthony 25,080
16 William 24,901
17 Jonathan 24,076
18 Kyle 22,706
19 Brandon 22,163
20 Jacob 22,013
21 Tyler 20,638
22 Zachary 20,427
23 Kevin 20,411
24 Eric 19,423
25 Steven 18,756
26 Thomas 18,223
27 Brian 16,932
28 Alexander 16,191
29 Jordan 16,133
30 Timothy 15,692
31 Cody 15,396
32 Adam 14,708
33 Benjamin 14,626
34 Aaron 14,553
35 Richard 13,577
36 Patrick 12,376
37 Sean 12,016
38 Charles 11,995
39 Stephen 11,942
40 Jeremy 11,690
41 Jose 11,514
42 Travis 11,455
43 Jeffrey 10,978
44 Nathan 10,938
45 Samuel 10,887
46 Jason 10,694
47 Mark 10,685
48 Jesse 8,980
49 Paul 8,581
50 Dustin 8,457
51 Gregory 8,376
52 Kenneth 8,260
53 Scott 8,086
54 Derek 8,079
55 Austin 7,912
56 Corey 7,690
57 Bryan 7,437
58 Ethan 6,990
59 Alex 6,945
60 Christian 6,778
61 Juan 6,739
62 Cameron 6,665
63 Jared 6,641
64 Taylor 6,578
65 Bradley 6,432
66 Luis 5,795
67 Cory 5,767
68 Edward 5,744
69 Shawn 5,722
70 Ian 5,461
71 Evan 5,310
72 Marcus 5,301
73 Shane 5,272
74 Peter 5,220
75 Carlos 5,209
76 Trevor 5,141
77 Antonio 4,866
78 Vincent 4,802
79 George 4,568
80 Keith 4,481
81 Phillip 4,453
82 Victor 4,445
83 Dylan 4,413
84 Brett 4,392
85 Chad 4,350
86 Nathaniel 4,347
87 Donald 4,177
88 Caleb 4,153
89 Casey 4,132
90 Jesus 4,129
91 Blake 4,101
92 Raymond 4,061
93 Mitchell 4,021
94 Joel 4,000
95 Adrian 3,999
96 Erik 3,950
97 Ronald 3,901
98 Devin 3,862
99 Garrett 3,757
100 Miguel 3,697
101 Gabriel 3,696
102 Seth 3,562
103 Douglas 3,545
104 Logan 3,435
105 Spencer 3,419
106 Derrick 3,363
107 Wesley 3,316
108 Johnathan 3,245
109 Frank 3,186
110 Chase 3,158
111 Philip 3,141
112 Lucas 3,088
113 Martin 3,079
114 Gary 3,069
115 Francisco 2,932
116 Jorge 2,912
117 Craig 2,909
118 Luke 2,883
119 Mario 2,823
120 Ricardo 2,802
121 Curtis 2,800
122 Colin 2,783
123 Julian 2,700
124 Jonathon 2,668
125 Alejandro 2,641
126 Alan 2,640
127 Brent 2,608
128 Troy 2,503
129 Dennis 2,494
130 Johnny 2,481
131 Randy 2,474
132 Isaac 2,427
133 Angel 2,406
134 Manuel 2,390
135 Oscar 2,327
136 Jeffery 2,321
137 Andre 2,295
138 Henry 2,253
139 Colton 2,233
140 Jake 2,222
141 Allen 2,219
142 Russell 2,215
143 Edgar 2,205
144 Larry 2,194
145 Carl 2,191
146 Jerry 2,185
147 Tony 2,182
148 Mathew 2,174
149 Eduardo 2,160
150 Roberto 2,094
151 Devon 2,058
152 Darius 2,033
153 Clayton 2,029
154 Jeremiah 2,006
155 Brendan 1,996
156 Hector 1,987
157 Javier 1,980
158 Omar 1,975
159 Todd 1,975
160 Drew 1,954
161 Sergio 1,940
162 Danny 1,917
163 Marc 1,901
164 Terry 1,894
165 Kristopher 1,858
166 Jack 1,834
167 Albert 1,828
168 Louis 1,822
169 Bryce 1,817
170 Edwin 1,815
171 Max 1,791
172 Jimmy 1,786
173 Calvin 1,783
174 Lawrence 1,779
175 Micheal 1,771
176 Ricky 1,759
177 Ivan 1,748
178 Ruben 1,744
179 Fernando 1,731
180 Levi 1,718
181 Rodney 1,709
182 Grant 1,697
183 Lance 1,697
184 Dillon 1,682
185 Bobby 1,677
186 Xavier 1,647
187 Nicolas 1,644
188 Dominic 1,627
189 Maxwell 1,625
190 Ross 1,619
191 Walter 1,614
192 Randall 1,604
193 Dalton 1,572
194 Julio 1,554
195 Dakota 1,550
196 Pedro 1,542
197 Arthur 1,541
198 Preston 1,527
199 Cesar 1,505
200 Darren 1,505
201 Rafael 1,502
202 Clinton 1,500
203 Andres 1,498
204 Bryant 1,493
205 Isaiah 1,488
206 Maurice 1,488
207 Dominique 1,485
208 Mason 1,478
209 Raul 1,461
210 Joe 1,460
211 Roger 1,457
212 Lee 1,451
213 Gerald 1,450
214 Billy 1,438
215 Jaime 1,435
216 Jon 1,423
217 Jay 1,401
218 Emmanuel 1,397
219 Hunter 1,390
220 Tanner 1,387
221 Willie 1,377
222 Connor 1,376
223 Erick 1,369
224 Alberto 1,353
225 Shaun 1,353
226 Marco 1,342
227 Jamie 1,322
228 Noah 1,309
229 Armando 1,287
230 Reginald 1,283
231 Jessie 1,255
232 Eddie 1,249
233 Theodore 1,232
234 Zachery 1,228
235 Roy 1,226
236 Terrance 1,224
237 Marvin 1,217
238 Micah 1,180
239 Bruce 1,170
240 Collin 1,169
241 Malcolm 1,158
242 Wayne 1,148
243 Elijah 1,140
244 Abraham 1,134
245 Colby 1,129
246 Darrell 1,128
247 Jamal 1,112
248 Geoffrey 1,098
249 Cole 1,097
250 Johnathon 1,090

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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