Most Popular Baby Boy Names in 2000

In this article we'll look at what the most popular baby boy names were for the year 2000. 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 2000, 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 Jacob 34,483
2 Michael 32,039
3 Matthew 28,573
4 Joshua 27,537
5 Christopher 24,933
6 Nicholas 24,652
7 Andrew 23,646
8 Joseph 22,837
9 Daniel 22,326
10 Tyler 21,504
11 William 20,665
12 Brandon 20,336
13 Ryan 20,265
14 John 20,101
15 Zachary 19,851
16 David 19,779
17 Anthony 19,652
18 James 17,989
19 Justin 17,784
20 Alexander 17,288
21 Jonathan 16,886
22 Christian 16,058
23 Austin 15,944
24 Dylan 15,402
25 Ethan 15,224
26 Benjamin 14,842
27 Noah 14,279
28 Samuel 14,178
29 Robert 13,739
30 Nathan 13,038
31 Cameron 12,761
32 Kevin 12,670
33 Thomas 12,639
34 Jose 12,583
35 Hunter 12,538
36 Jordan 12,168
37 Kyle 11,968
38 Caleb 9,866
39 Jason 9,774
40 Logan 9,736
41 Aaron 9,555
42 Eric 9,159
43 Brian 8,957
44 Gabriel 8,679
45 Adam 8,133
46 Jack 8,122
47 Isaiah 8,029
48 Juan 7,709
49 Luis 7,661
50 Connor 7,529
51 Charles 7,524
52 Elijah 7,470
53 Isaac 7,436
54 Steven 7,361
55 Evan 7,332
56 Jared 7,323
57 Sean 7,316
58 Timothy 7,260
59 Luke 7,145
60 Cody 7,132
61 Nathaniel 6,797
62 Alex 6,747
63 Seth 6,717
64 Mason 6,516
65 Richard 6,353
66 Carlos 6,317
67 Angel 6,305
68 Patrick 6,295
69 Devin 6,152
70 Bryan 6,141
71 Cole 5,926
72 Jackson 5,903
73 Ian 5,886
74 Garrett 5,840
75 Trevor 5,745
76 Jesus 5,681
77 Chase 5,441
78 Adrian 5,339
79 Mark 5,227
80 Blake 5,143
81 Sebastian 5,028
82 Antonio 4,891
83 Lucas 4,818
84 Jeremy 4,737
85 Gavin 4,686
86 Miguel 4,672
87 Julian 4,589
88 Dakota 4,553
89 Alejandro 4,509
90 Jesse 4,484
91 Dalton 4,445
92 Bryce 4,318
93 Tanner 4,235
94 Kenneth 4,151
95 Stephen 4,136
96 Jake 4,089
97 Victor 4,053
98 Spencer 4,043
99 Marcus 3,795
100 Paul 3,795
101 Brendan 3,657
102 Jeremiah 3,643
103 Xavier 3,639
104 Jeffrey 3,563
105 Tristan 3,531
106 Jalen 3,513
107 Jorge 3,496
108 Edward 3,483
109 Riley 3,421
110 Colton 3,410
111 Wyatt 3,410
112 Joel 3,380
113 Maxwell 3,364
114 Aidan 3,295
115 Travis 3,289
116 Shane 3,273
117 Colin 3,255
118 Dominic 3,246
119 Carson 3,239
120 Vincent 3,233
121 Derek 3,213
122 Oscar 3,178
123 Grant 3,173
124 Eduardo 3,160
125 Peter 3,146
126 Henry 3,122
127 Parker 3,099
128 Collin 3,044
129 Hayden 3,044
130 George 3,037
131 Bradley 3,016
132 Mitchell 2,983
133 Devon 2,972
134 Ricardo 2,917
135 Shawn 2,893
136 Taylor 2,854
137 Nicolas 2,846
138 Gregory 2,838
139 Francisco 2,837
140 Liam 2,780
141 Kaleb 2,743
142 Preston 2,743
143 Erik 2,722
144 Alexis 2,715
145 Owen 2,714
146 Omar 2,686
147 Diego 2,684
148 Dustin 2,620
149 Corey 2,607
150 Fernando 2,601
151 Clayton 2,564
152 Carter 2,550
153 Ivan 2,529
154 Jaden 2,520
155 Javier 2,491
156 Alec 2,479
157 Johnathan 2,468
158 Scott 2,457
159 Manuel 2,426
160 Cristian 2,422
161 Alan 2,415
162 Raymond 2,403
163 Brett 2,382
164 Andres 2,355
165 Max 2,355
166 Gage 2,348
167 Mario 2,333
168 Dawson 2,312
169 Dillon 2,263
170 Cesar 2,260
171 Wesley 2,216
172 Levi 2,195
173 Jakob 2,161
174 Chandler 2,131
175 Martin 2,109
176 Malik 2,084
177 Edgar 2,072
178 Sergio 2,063
179 Trenton 2,063
180 Josiah 2,029
181 Nolan 2,026
182 Marco 2,024
183 Peyton 2,001
184 Harrison 1,983
185 Hector 1,979
186 Micah 1,975
187 Roberto 1,956
188 Drew 1,948
189 Erick 1,884
190 Brady 1,883
191 Conner 1,880
192 Jonah 1,833
193 Casey 1,822
194 Jayden 1,821
195 Edwin 1,801
196 Emmanuel 1,800
197 Andre 1,796
198 Phillip 1,774
199 Brayden 1,760
200 Landon 1,758
201 Giovanni 1,757
202 Bailey 1,755
203 Ronald 1,750
204 Braden 1,733
205 Damian 1,720
206 Donovan 1,717
207 Ruben 1,717
208 Frank 1,708
209 Pedro 1,704
210 Gerardo 1,703
211 Andy 1,702
212 Chance 1,694
213 Abraham 1,683
214 Calvin 1,680
215 Trey 1,653
216 Cade 1,646
217 Donald 1,609
218 Derrick 1,596
219 Payton 1,581
220 Darius 1,564
221 Enrique 1,537
222 Keith 1,525
223 Raul 1,519
224 Jaylen 1,514
225 Troy 1,513
226 Jonathon 1,498
227 Cory 1,495
228 Marc 1,485
229 Eli 1,477
230 Skyler 1,472
231 Rafael 1,471
232 Trent 1,469
233 Griffin 1,468
234 Colby 1,465
235 Johnny 1,463
236 Chad 1,453
237 Armando 1,443
238 Kobe 1,432
239 Marcos 1,407
240 Caden 1,406
241 Cooper 1,405
242 Elias 1,403
243 Brenden 1,394
244 Israel 1,384
245 Avery 1,370
246 Zane 1,368
247 Dante 1,352
248 Zackary 1,351
249 Josue 1,351
250 Allen 1,349

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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