Most Popular Baby Boy Names in 2012

In this article we'll look at what the most popular baby boy names were for the year 2012. 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 2012, 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 19,088
2 Mason 18,976
3 Ethan 17,683
4 Noah 17,360
5 William 16,894
6 Liam 16,808
7 Michael 16,185
8 Jayden 16,138
9 Alexander 15,241
10 Aiden 14,913
11 Daniel 14,287
12 Matthew 13,979
13 Elijah 13,885
14 James 13,440
15 Anthony 13,207
16 Benjamin 12,825
17 Joshua 12,665
18 Andrew 12,629
19 Joseph 12,573
20 David 12,548
21 Jackson 12,489
22 Logan 12,480
23 Christopher 11,905
24 Gabriel 11,558
25 Samuel 11,460
26 Ryan 10,942
27 Lucas 10,713
28 John 10,628
29 Nathan 10,426
30 Isaac 10,056
31 Dylan 9,993
32 Caleb 9,969
33 Christian 9,624
34 Jonathan 9,361
35 Landon 9,350
36 Carter 9,266
37 Luke 9,014
38 Owen 8,692
39 Brayden 8,506
40 Gavin 8,257
41 Wyatt 8,227
42 Isaiah 8,170
43 Eli 8,070
44 Henry 8,069
45 Hunter 8,040
46 Jack 7,938
47 Evan 7,901
48 Jordan 7,814
49 Nicholas 7,737
50 Tyler 7,701
51 Aaron 7,537
52 Jeremiah 7,485
53 Julian 7,386
54 Cameron 7,365
55 Levi 7,231
56 Brandon 7,033
57 Angel 7,020
58 Austin 7,005
59 Connor 6,979
60 Robert 6,958
61 Adrian 6,945
62 Charles 6,937
63 Thomas 6,844
64 Sebastian 6,734
65 Colton 6,361
66 Jaxon 6,308
67 Zachary 6,261
68 Ayden 6,228
69 Kevin 6,227
70 Dominic 6,184
71 Jose 6,039
72 Blake 6,038
73 Oliver 5,918
74 Justin 5,898
75 Bentley 5,881
76 Jason 5,753
77 Chase 5,694
78 Ian 5,693
79 Josiah 5,525
80 Xavier 5,373
81 Parker 5,365
82 Adam 5,318
83 Cooper 5,192
84 Nathaniel 4,789
85 Jace 4,723
86 Grayson 4,713
87 Carson 4,593
88 Tristan 4,433
89 Nolan 4,426
90 Luis 4,370
91 Brody 4,364
92 Juan 4,283
93 Hudson 4,219
94 Bryson 4,036
95 Carlos 4,008
96 Easton 3,940
97 Kayden 3,878
98 Alex 3,863
99 Damian 3,858
100 Ryder 3,814
101 Jesus 3,782
102 Cole 3,778
103 Micah 3,764
104 Vincent 3,730
105 Max 3,695
106 Jaxson 3,664
107 Eric 3,633
108 Asher 3,556
109 Hayden 3,543
110 Diego 3,337
111 Miles 3,267
112 Steven 3,239
113 Ivan 3,231
114 Maxwell 3,231
115 Elias 3,227
116 Aidan 3,223
117 Bryce 3,183
118 Antonio 3,115
119 Timothy 3,113
120 Giovanni 3,090
121 Bryan 3,081
122 Santiago 3,049
123 Richard 3,024
124 Colin 3,022
125 Braxton 3,014
126 Kaleb 2,995
127 Kyle 2,965
128 Kaden 2,953
129 Jonah 2,951
130 Miguel 2,941
131 Preston 2,937
132 Lincoln 2,911
133 Riley 2,884
134 Leo 2,878
135 Victor 2,871
136 Brady 2,860
137 Mateo 2,839
138 Jeremy 2,834
139 Jaden 2,832
140 Patrick 2,817
141 Brian 2,815
142 Ashton 2,811
143 Declan 2,780
144 Joel 2,777
145 Sean 2,774
146 Gael 2,744
147 Sawyer 2,741
148 Alejandro 2,729
149 Marcus 2,716
150 Jesse 2,707
151 Caden 2,694
152 Leonardo 2,684
153 Jake 2,678
154 Kaiden 2,670
155 Wesley 2,647
156 Camden 2,598
157 Edward 2,592
158 Brantley 2,581
159 Roman 2,573
160 Silas 2,494
161 Jude 2,483
162 Axel 2,477
163 Grant 2,468
164 Cayden 2,377
165 Emmanuel 2,348
166 George 2,333
167 Malachi 2,325
168 Maddox 2,310
169 Bradley 2,296
170 Alan 2,284
171 Weston 2,284
172 Gage 2,270
173 Devin 2,240
174 Greyson 2,236
175 Kenneth 2,221
176 Mark 2,203
177 Oscar 2,197
178 Tanner 2,179
179 Rylan 2,170
180 Nicolas 2,131
181 Harrison 2,125
182 Derek 2,116
183 Ezra 2,088
184 Peyton 2,075
185 Tucker 2,042
186 Emmett 2,025
187 Avery 2,017
188 Cody 2,010
189 Calvin 1,964
190 Paul 1,953
191 Abraham 1,953
192 Abel 1,947
193 Andres 1,945
194 Theodore 1,943
195 Jorge 1,939
196 Ezekiel 1,937
197 Kai 1,937
198 Collin 1,932
199 Omar 1,920
200 Jayce 1,912
201 Bennett 1,910
202 Conner 1,903
203 Trevor 1,881
204 Peter 1,867
205 Eduardo 1,858
206 Maximus 1,844
207 Jaiden 1,830
208 Jameson 1,821
209 Seth 1,815
210 Kingston 1,777
211 Javier 1,772
212 Travis 1,757
213 Garrett 1,744
214 Everett 1,739
215 Graham 1,715
216 Xander 1,714
217 Cristian 1,672
218 Damien 1,665
219 Griffin 1,652
220 Ryker 1,652
221 Myles 1,620
222 Corbin 1,618
223 Luca 1,616
224 Zane 1,593
225 Francisco 1,567
226 Stephen 1,567
227 Ricardo 1,566
228 Alexis 1,560
229 Zayden 1,558
230 Drake 1,546
231 Iker 1,543
232 Lukas 1,543
233 Charlie 1,535
234 Spencer 1,535
235 Zion 1,532
236 Erick 1,520
237 Josue 1,513
238 Chance 1,513
239 Trenton 1,511
240 Jeffrey 1,505
241 Elliot 1,499
242 Paxton 1,496
243 Fernando 1,481
244 Shane 1,477
245 Keegan 1,470
246 Landen 1,470
247 Zander 1,469
248 Amir 1,466
249 Manuel 1,463
250 Raymond 1,460

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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