Most Popular Baby Boy Names in 1998

In this article we'll look at what the most popular baby boy names were for the year 1998. 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 1998, 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 36,616
2 Jacob 36,022
3 Matthew 31,143
4 Joshua 28,091
5 Christopher 27,003
6 Nicholas 26,633
7 Brandon 23,830
8 Tyler 23,712
9 Andrew 23,662
10 Austin 23,477
11 Joseph 23,184
12 Daniel 23,161
13 David 20,888
14 William 20,834
15 John 20,630
16 Zachary 20,579
17 Ryan 20,195
18 James 19,687
19 Anthony 19,633
20 Justin 17,971
21 Jonathan 17,647
22 Alexander 17,464
23 Robert 15,525
24 Kyle 15,274
25 Dylan 14,539
26 Christian 14,519
27 Jordan 14,409
28 Samuel 13,910
29 Noah 13,413
30 Benjamin 13,061
31 Thomas 12,885
32 Kevin 12,507
33 Jose 12,373
34 Nathan 11,584
35 Cameron 11,417
36 Hunter 11,078
37 Aaron 10,549
38 Ethan 10,533
39 Eric 9,964
40 Jason 9,395
41 Brian 9,143
42 Caleb 9,028
43 Cody 8,811
44 Logan 8,638
45 Adam 8,357
46 Steven 8,114
47 Connor 7,905
48 Charles 7,847
49 Timothy 7,845
50 Sean 7,713
51 Jared 7,461
52 Juan 7,362
53 Luis 7,199
54 Gabriel 7,066
55 Richard 6,955
56 Alex 6,951
57 Patrick 6,733
58 Trevor 6,598
59 Isaiah 6,487
60 Nathaniel 6,427
61 Jack 6,374
62 Devin 6,217
63 Evan 6,083
64 Mark 5,892
65 Isaac 5,857
66 Elijah 5,662
67 Chase 5,562
68 Jeremy 5,540
69 Carlos 5,479
70 Jesse 5,443
71 Adrian 5,429
72 Dakota 5,401
73 Ian 5,353
74 Bryan 5,308
75 Luke 5,284
76 Jesus 5,216
77 Cole 5,148
78 Stephen 5,013
79 Antonio 4,942
80 Garrett 4,789
81 Angel 4,772
82 Tanner 4,703
83 Mason 4,657
84 Spencer 4,619
85 Blake 4,606
86 Kenneth 4,586
87 Seth 4,586
88 Dalton 4,563
89 Paul 4,321
90 Miguel 4,256
91 Jeffrey 4,188
92 Tristan 4,169
93 Lucas 4,091
94 Bryce 4,053
95 Alejandro 4,043
96 Marcus 4,014
97 Victor 3,996
98 Travis 3,924
99 Brendan 3,878
100 Jackson 3,861
101 Bradley 3,796
102 Jake 3,787
103 Mitchell 3,623
104 Taylor 3,581
105 Edward 3,575
106 Colton 3,573
107 Jorge 3,463
108 Dustin 3,445
109 Gregory 3,429
110 Derek 3,410
111 Peter 3,388
112 Alec 3,356
113 Shawn 3,257
114 Jeremiah 3,223
115 Corey 3,201
116 Gavin 3,193
117 Joel 3,171
118 Shane 3,166
119 Devon 3,147
120 Dominic 3,098
121 Vincent 3,098
122 Colin 3,076
123 Scott 3,062
124 Julian 3,053
125 George 3,044
126 Ricardo 3,044
127 Grant 3,014
128 Riley 3,013
129 Oscar 3,006
130 Collin 2,987
131 Xavier 2,931
132 Nicolas 2,920
133 Brett 2,886
134 Dillon 2,838
135 Henry 2,799
136 Maxwell 2,791
137 Wyatt 2,722
138 Malik 2,694
139 Francisco 2,692
140 Erik 2,676
141 Raymond 2,644
142 Parker 2,629
143 Johnathan 2,591
144 Cristian 2,565
145 Eduardo 2,485
146 Omar 2,452
147 Manuel 2,350
148 Alexis 2,317
149 Javier 2,309
150 Clayton 2,265
151 Mario 2,261
152 Wesley 2,242
153 Ivan 2,241
154 Bailey 2,240
155 Liam 2,209
156 Kaleb 2,194
157 Andres 2,178
158 Levi 2,175
159 Max 2,156
160 Hayden 2,142
161 Alan 2,138
162 Darius 2,131
163 Brady 2,095
164 Cory 2,075
165 Martin 2,067
166 Fernando 2,056
167 Edgar 2,045
168 Cesar 2,001
169 Gage 1,998
170 Casey 1,975
171 Sergio 1,967
172 Roberto 1,960
173 Chandler 1,952
174 Harrison 1,903
175 Dawson 1,895
176 Preston 1,891
177 Phillip 1,887
178 Frank 1,885
179 Owen 1,872
180 Donald 1,861
181 Marco 1,853
182 Ronald 1,847
183 Trenton 1,830
184 Troy 1,821
185 Hector 1,814
186 Chad 1,808
187 Diego 1,807
188 Drew 1,803
189 Carter 1,800
190 Keith 1,785
191 Jakob 1,784
192 Conner 1,776
193 Andre 1,767
194 Derrick 1,755
195 Jonathon 1,737
196 Aidan 1,703
197 Edwin 1,702
198 Sebastian 1,697
199 Micah 1,692
200 Pedro 1,672
201 Dante 1,670
202 Landon 1,643
203 Calvin 1,637
204 Jalen 1,587
205 Ruben 1,583
206 Erick 1,577
207 Damian 1,567
208 Abraham 1,543
209 Chance 1,542
210 Donovan 1,541
211 Trey 1,537
212 Josiah 1,525
213 Emmanuel 1,504
214 Philip 1,498
215 Griffin 1,491
216 Johnny 1,486
217 Gerardo 1,473
218 Carson 1,471
219 Jonah 1,465
220 Colby 1,456
221 Mathew 1,451
222 Peyton 1,451
223 Andy 1,447
224 Armando 1,426
225 Giovanni 1,418
226 Curtis 1,408
227 Douglas 1,402
228 Jerry 1,398
229 Rafael 1,386
230 Skyler 1,384
231 Trent 1,375
232 Raul 1,373
233 Nolan 1,364
234 Zackary 1,345
235 Gary 1,345
236 Marcos 1,341
237 Enrique 1,323
238 Dennis 1,318
239 Allen 1,316
240 Jaime 1,294
241 Zachery 1,291
242 Marc 1,290
243 Israel 1,279
244 Randy 1,276
245 Brenden 1,267
246 Alberto 1,239
247 Avery 1,237
248 Larry 1,208
249 Brent 1,202
250 Julio 1,192

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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