Most Popular Baby Boy Names in 2008

In this article we'll look at what the most popular baby boy names were for the year 2008. 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 2008, 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 22,603
2 Michael 20,634
3 Ethan 20,218
4 Joshua 19,214
5 Daniel 19,012
6 Alexander 18,702
7 Anthony 18,406
8 William 18,392
9 Christopher 17,953
10 Matthew 17,591
11 Jayden 17,154
12 Andrew 16,761
13 Joseph 16,583
14 David 16,333
15 Noah 15,789
16 Aiden 15,583
17 James 15,181
18 Ryan 14,682
19 Logan 13,858
20 John 13,323
21 Nathan 13,258
22 Elijah 13,229
23 Christian 13,059
24 Gabriel 13,036
25 Benjamin 12,954
26 Jonathan 12,893
27 Samuel 12,759
28 Tyler 12,703
29 Nicholas 12,525
30 Gavin 11,746
31 Dylan 11,700
32 Jackson 11,637
33 Brandon 11,476
34 Caleb 10,573
35 Mason 10,484
36 Angel 10,353
37 Isaac 10,024
38 Evan 9,925
39 Jack 9,897
40 Jose 9,822
41 Kevin 9,796
42 Isaiah 9,663
43 Luke 9,419
44 Justin 9,362
45 Landon 9,356
46 Lucas 9,323
47 Zachary 9,232
48 Jordan 9,090
49 Robert 8,834
50 Aaron 8,542
51 Brayden 8,440
52 Thomas 8,361
53 Cameron 8,296
54 Hunter 8,040
55 Austin 7,986
56 Adrian 7,935
57 Connor 7,813
58 Owen 7,797
59 Aidan 7,702
60 Jason 7,658
61 Julian 7,466
62 Wyatt 7,308
63 Charles 7,284
64 Luis 7,133
65 Carter 7,064
66 Juan 7,031
67 Chase 7,000
68 Jeremiah 6,590
69 Diego 6,571
70 Brody 6,298
71 Xavier 6,285
72 Adam 6,096
73 Carlos 6,050
74 Sebastian 6,037
75 Liam 5,979
76 Hayden 5,946
77 Nathaniel 5,854
78 Henry 5,780
79 Jesus 5,757
80 Ian 5,722
81 Tristan 5,657
82 Bryan 5,505
83 Sean 5,466
84 Alex 5,396
85 Cole 5,389
86 Eric 5,377
87 Brian 5,258
88 Jaden 5,190
89 Carson 5,126
90 Blake 5,096
91 Ayden 5,056
92 Cooper 5,048
93 Dominic 4,960
94 Brady 4,814
95 Josiah 4,776
96 Caden 4,772
97 Kyle 4,702
98 Colton 4,547
99 Eli 4,515
100 Kaden 4,505
101 Miguel 4,447
102 Antonio 4,375
103 Parker 4,321
104 Steven 4,227
105 Alejandro 4,166
106 Riley 4,130
107 Timothy 4,091
108 Richard 4,058
109 Devin 4,007
110 Jesse 3,950
111 Jake 3,792
112 Victor 3,781
113 Joel 3,743
114 Colin 3,730
115 Kaleb 3,708
116 Levi 3,693
117 Bryce 3,662
118 Oliver 3,601
119 Vincent 3,582
120 Oscar 3,562
121 Micah 3,523
122 Ashton 3,516
123 Cody 3,508
124 Preston 3,459
125 Marcus 3,390
126 Max 3,371
127 Patrick 3,337
128 Seth 3,283
129 Jeremy 3,251
130 Peyton 3,222
131 Nolan 3,150
132 Ivan 3,107
133 Damian 3,076
134 Maxwell 3,057
135 Alan 3,027
136 Jonah 2,979
137 Kenneth 2,962
138 Jorge 2,961
139 Mark 2,913
140 Giovanni 2,905
141 Collin 2,876
142 Eduardo 2,870
143 Grant 2,865
144 Omar 2,864
145 Emmanuel 2,861
146 Gage 2,852
147 Trevor 2,825
148 Edward 2,793
149 Ricardo 2,756
150 Cristian 2,701
151 Nicolas 2,683
152 Kayden 2,593
153 Jaxon 2,557
154 Paul 2,554
155 George 2,552
156 Braden 2,524
157 Elias 2,522
158 Andres 2,507
159 Derek 2,488
160 Malachi 2,456
161 Garrett 2,448
162 Conner 2,419
163 Tanner 2,419
164 Fernando 2,382
165 Javier 2,366
166 Cesar 2,364
167 Miles 2,359
168 Leonardo 2,345
169 Alexis 2,341
170 Francisco 2,340
171 Santiago 2,339
172 Jaiden 2,335
173 Cayden 2,322
174 Shane 2,306
175 Edwin 2,261
176 Hudson 2,249
177 Bryson 2,230
178 Travis 2,230
179 Erick 2,220
180 Jace 2,193
181 Peter 2,185
182 Hector 2,179
183 Josue 2,168
184 Mario 2,164
185 Jaylen 2,153
186 Abraham 2,147
187 Manuel 2,143
188 Grayson 2,115
189 Damien 2,111
190 Kaiden 2,106
191 Spencer 2,091
192 Stephen 2,090
193 Shawn 2,065
194 Wesley 2,065
195 Edgar 2,064
196 Trenton 2,052
197 Jared 2,044
198 Jeffrey 1,997
199 Landen 1,976
200 Johnathan 1,962
201 Bradley 1,952
202 Braxton 1,939
203 Camden 1,935
204 Ryder 1,935
205 Roman 1,931
206 Asher 1,904
207 Brendan 1,887
208 Maddox 1,857
209 Sergio 1,851
210 Israel 1,831
211 Lincoln 1,817
212 Andy 1,813
213 Erik 1,795
214 Donovan 1,784
215 Raymond 1,777
216 Avery 1,748
217 Rylan 1,744
218 Dalton 1,736
219 Harrison 1,735
220 Andre 1,706
221 Martin 1,698
222 Jude 1,688
223 Keegan 1,682
224 Marco 1,678
225 Sawyer 1,673
226 Dakota 1,642
227 Calvin 1,627
228 Leo 1,626
229 Kai 1,608
230 Zion 1,601
231 Troy 1,596
232 Drake 1,589
233 Roberto 1,580
234 Clayton 1,577
235 Zane 1,574
236 Gregory 1,559
237 Ezekiel 1,545
238 Tucker 1,543
239 Dominick 1,541
240 Rafael 1,541
241 Kingston 1,534
242 Devon 1,509
243 Griffin 1,504
244 Drew 1,479
245 Lukas 1,478
246 Johnny 1,477
247 Ty 1,436
248 Pedro 1,408
249 Mateo 1,406
250 Caiden 1,402

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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