Most Popular Baby Boy Names in 2022

In this article we'll look at what the most popular baby boy names were for the year 2022. 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 2022, 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 Liam 20,456
2 Noah 18,621
3 Oliver 15,076
4 James 12,028
5 Elijah 11,979
6 William 11,282
7 Henry 11,221
8 Lucas 10,909
9 Benjamin 10,842
10 Theodore 10,754
11 Mateo 10,321
12 Levi 9,786
13 Sebastian 9,341
14 Daniel 9,047
15 Jack 8,889
16 Michael 8,829
17 Alexander 8,673
18 Owen 8,546
19 Asher 8,350
20 Samuel 8,342
21 Ethan 8,271
22 Leo 8,250
23 Jackson 8,070
24 Mason 7,988
25 Ezra 7,943
26 John 7,930
27 Hudson 7,883
28 Luca 7,803
29 Aiden 7,799
30 Joseph 7,771
31 David 7,741
32 Jacob 7,603
33 Logan 7,575
34 Luke 7,344
35 Julian 7,268
36 Gabriel 7,186
37 Grayson 7,148
38 Wyatt 7,144
39 Matthew 7,025
40 Maverick 6,991
41 Dylan 6,698
42 Isaac 6,691
43 Elias 6,684
44 Anthony 6,554
45 Thomas 6,465
46 Jayden 6,462
47 Carter 6,326
48 Santiago 6,017
49 Ezekiel 5,993
50 Charles 5,889
51 Josiah 5,763
52 Caleb 5,739
53 Cooper 5,609
54 Lincoln 5,599
55 Miles 5,540
56 Christopher 5,535
57 Nathan 5,520
58 Isaiah 5,360
59 Kai 5,343
60 Joshua 5,146
61 Andrew 5,124
62 Angel 5,065
63 Adrian 5,018
64 Cameron 4,939
65 Nolan 4,910
66 Waylon 4,897
67 Jaxon 4,828
68 Roman 4,706
69 Eli 4,664
70 Wesley 4,644
71 Aaron 4,496
72 Ian 4,473
73 Christian 4,442
74 Ryan 4,372
75 Leonardo 4,347
76 Brooks 4,336
77 Axel 4,318
78 Walker 4,232
79 Jonathan 4,175
80 Easton 4,143
81 Everett 4,100
82 Weston 4,090
83 Bennett 4,082
84 Robert 4,051
85 Jameson 4,050
86 Landon 4,007
87 Silas 3,996
88 Jose 3,990
89 Beau 3,939
90 Micah 3,933
91 Colton 3,906
92 Jordan 3,878
93 Jeremiah 3,842
94 Parker 3,840
95 Greyson 3,750
96 Rowan 3,742
97 Adam 3,625
98 Nicholas 3,623
99 Theo 3,614
100 Xavier 3,580
101 Hunter 3,564
102 Dominic 3,553
103 Jace 3,516
104 Gael 3,503
105 River 3,467
106 Thiago 3,459
107 Kayden 3,451
108 Damian 3,445
109 August 3,403
110 Carson 3,390
111 Austin 3,351
112 Myles 3,337
113 Amir 3,333
114 Declan 3,329
115 Emmett 3,308
116 Ryder 3,304
117 Luka 3,288
118 Connor 3,199
119 Jaxson 3,160
120 Milo 3,087
121 Enzo 3,077
122 Giovanni 2,966
123 Vincent 2,960
124 Diego 2,958
125 Luis 2,933
126 Archer 2,914
127 Harrison 2,912
128 Kingston 2,900
129 Atlas 2,898
130 Jasper 2,898
131 Sawyer 2,890
132 Legend 2,879
133 Lorenzo 2,824
134 Evan 2,823
135 Jonah 2,731
136 Chase 2,693
137 Bryson 2,687
138 Adriel 2,684
139 Nathaniel 2,679
140 Arthur 2,674
141 Juan 2,664
142 George 2,620
143 Cole 2,611
144 Zion 2,600
145 Jason 2,594
146 Ashton 2,592
147 Carlos 2,580
148 Calvin 2,576
149 Brayden 2,571
150 Elliot 2,518
151 Rhett 2,488
152 Emiliano 2,475
153 Ace 2,474
154 Jayce 2,413
155 Graham 2,390
156 Max 2,380
157 Braxton 2,379
158 Leon 2,361
159 Ivan 2,354
160 Hayden 2,292
161 Jude 2,288
162 Malachi 2,273
163 Dean 2,255
164 Tyler 2,252
165 Jesus 2,247
166 Zachary 2,245
167 Kaiden 2,225
168 Elliott 2,214
169 Arlo 2,204
170 Emmanuel 2,200
171 Ayden 2,178
172 Bentley 2,177
173 Maxwell 2,171
174 Amari 2,157
175 Ryker 2,146
176 Finn 2,136
177 Antonio 2,128
178 Charlie 2,098
179 Maddox 2,097
180 Justin 2,067
181 Judah 2,062
182 Kevin 2,060
183 Dawson 2,040
184 Matteo 2,036
185 Miguel 2,028
186 Zayden 2,010
187 Camden 2,009
188 Messiah 2,006
189 Alan 1,998
190 Alex 1,995
191 Nicolas 1,973
192 Felix 1,958
193 Alejandro 1,954
194 Jesse 1,952
195 Beckett 1,948
196 Matias 1,939
197 Tucker 1,924
198 Emilio 1,900
199 Xander 1,892
200 Knox 1,891
201 Oscar 1,879
202 Beckham 1,829
203 Timothy 1,827
204 Abraham 1,824
205 Andres 1,824
206 Gavin 1,785
207 Brody 1,781
208 Barrett 1,777
209 Hayes 1,770
210 Jett 1,765
211 Brandon 1,763
212 Joel 1,763
213 Victor 1,762
214 Peter 1,758
215 Abel 1,753
216 Edward 1,736
217 Karter 1,725
218 Patrick 1,703
219 Richard 1,673
220 Grant 1,663
221 Avery 1,653
222 King 1,634
223 Caden 1,612
224 Adonis 1,603
225 Riley 1,589
226 Tristan 1,588
227 Kyrie 1,586
228 Blake 1,573
229 Eric 1,549
230 Griffin 1,530
231 Malakai 1,519
232 Rafael 1,505
233 Israel 1,495
234 Tate 1,484
235 Lukas 1,468
236 Nico 1,468
237 Marcus 1,464
238 Stetson 1,460
239 Javier 1,458
240 Colt 1,457
241 Omar 1,448
242 Simon 1,444
243 Kash 1,440
244 Remington 1,438
245 Jeremy 1,429
246 Louis 1,427
247 Mark 1,420
248 Lennox 1,417
249 Callum 1,409
250 Kairo 1,404

What's in a (Popular) Name?

How do we know which baby names are hot each year? It's simple! The Social Security Administration collects data as parents register their newborns for a Social Security card. So, instead of waiting for the 10-year census, we get an annual update on the trending names!

Popular Baby Names vs. Popular First Names: Any Differences?

If you're wondering why the most popular baby names and the most popular first names aren't the same, remember: first names include everyone, not just babies. With 16.5% of the population over 65, names popular in their generation, like 'Jeremy' or '', still top the charts. As the birth rate declines, we won't see baby names like 'Liam' or '' topping the overall popular names list until the Baby Boomer generation decreases significantly.

What Factors Influence Baby Name Popularity?

Ever wondered how a name like 'James' or '' hits the charts? It's not an exact science, but here are some cool factors:

Celebrity Influence

Americans adore their stars! A favorite celeb can influence baby names, so if you see more little 'Olivers' or 's' running around, you might have a Hollywood A-lister to thank!

Character-Inspired Names

Bookworms and movie buffs often name their kids after beloved characters. If 'Elijah' or '' sound familiar, check out the latest bestseller or box-office hit!

Following the Trend

We humans are trend-followers. So, if a friend's baby 'William' or '' has a cute ring to it, don't be surprised if it catches on!

The Power of Recall

Names heard repeatedly stick in our minds. So if 'Theodore' or '' are on repeat, you'll likely see them in the baby name charts.

Family Tradition

Some names like 'Henry' or '' stand the test of time, thanks to the tradition of naming babies after older relatives.

Religion and Politics

Religious texts and political figures inspire many parents. Evergreen choices like 'Lucas' or '' show the lasting impact of religion and politics on baby names.

So, while we can't always predict why a name like 'Benjamin' or '' becomes popular, these factors give us some fun insights into the ever-changing landscape of baby names!

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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