100 Most Popular Baby Boy Names in California (Updated for 2022)

In this section of the site we have data on the most popular baby names since records began in 1910 to the most recent data in 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 100 most popular baby boy names for the latest year, 2022, with a total count for the number of births registered with that given name.

You might be wondering why we don't have data for the current year, 2024. This is because the Social Security Administration who collect the data have to first verify it and safeguard privacy. Data from the previous year is released around May each year.

Rank Name Count
1 Liam 2,610
2 Noah 2,497
3 Mateo 2,371
4 Sebastian 2,086
5 Julian 1,620
6 Oliver 1,617
7 Santiago 1,547
8 Benjamin 1,524
9 Elijah 1,438
10 Ezekiel 1,398
11 Alexander 1,393
12 Daniel 1,385
13 Ethan 1,345
14 Lucas 1,289
15 Ezra 1,241
16 Luca 1,221
17 Levi 1,197
18 Leo 1,179
19 Aiden 1,155
20 Angel 1,150
21 Jayden 1,087
22 James 1,086
23 Matthew 1,083
24 Dylan 1,067
25 Elias 1,061
26 Michael 1,036
27 Anthony 1,034
28 David 1,028
29 Jacob 1,026
30 Adrian 1,008
31 Nathan 993
32 Logan 986
33 Isaac 961
34 Damian 947
35 Leonardo 935
36 Aaron 903
37 Theodore 903
38 Isaiah 899
39 Gabriel 880
40 Henry 871
41 Samuel 857
42 William 831
43 Luke 826
44 Gael 814
45 Mason 796
46 Josiah 794
47 Joseph 785
48 Emiliano 784
49 Caleb 773
50 Jose 770
51 Kai 760
52 Andrew 741
53 Roman 729
54 Christopher 709
55 Jack 704
56 Ian 696
57 Diego 695
58 Owen 683
59 Jonathan 647
60 Jackson 641
61 Maverick 641
62 Xavier 633
63 Asher 628
64 Adriel 626
65 Luis 607
66 Joshua 605
67 Jesus 597
68 Dominic 596
69 Axel 591
70 Christian 574
71 Enzo 567
72 Adam 565
73 Lorenzo 554
74 Miles 554
75 Ivan 549
76 Eli 548
77 Wyatt 543
78 Ryan 534
79 Thomas 524
80 Hudson 522
81 Nicholas 521
82 Thiago 520
83 Juan 512
84 Emilio 498
85 Carlos 495
86 John 490
87 Jordan 490
88 Evan 488
89 Luka 488
90 Andres 479
91 Jeremiah 478
92 Miguel 467
93 Giovanni 460
94 Grayson 452
95 Nicolas 442
96 Jaxon 440
97 Alejandro 431
98 Matteo 429
99 Vincent 417
100 Micah 416

Most Popular California Baby Boy Names by Year

We have data on the most popular baby boy names in California for each year since records began in 1910 to the most recent data in 2022.

However, 112 years is a lot of data to display, so in the sections below we'll show you the top 5 most popular baby boy names for each of the last 10 years.

Popular Baby Boy Names in California for 2021

As you can see the most popular baby boy names in California for births recorded in 2021 is Noah.

The table below shows the top 5 most popular baby boy names for the year.

Name Count
1 Noah 2,591
2 Liam 2,469
3 Mateo 2,108
4 Sebastian 2,042
5 Julian 1,720

Popular Baby Boy Names in California for 2020

As you can see the most popular baby boy names in California for births recorded in 2020 is Noah.

The table below shows the top 5 most popular baby boy names for the year.

Name Count
1 Noah 2,608
2 Liam 2,406
3 Mateo 2,057
4 Sebastian 1,981
5 Julian 1,679

Popular Baby Boy Names in California for 2019

As you can see the most popular baby boy names in California for births recorded in 2019 is Noah.

The table below shows the top 5 most popular baby boy names for the year.

Name Count
1 Noah 2,674
2 Liam 2,390
3 Mateo 2,219
4 Sebastian 2,149
5 Ethan 2,093

Popular Baby Boy Names in California for 2018

As you can see the most popular baby boy names in California for births recorded in 2018 is Noah.

The table below shows the top 5 most popular baby boy names for the year.

Name Count
1 Noah 2,569
2 Liam 2,413
3 Sebastian 2,213
4 Mateo 2,101
5 Ethan 2,059

Popular Baby Boy Names in California for 2017

As you can see the most popular baby boy names in California for births recorded in 2017 is Noah.

The table below shows the top 5 most popular baby boy names for the year.

Name Count
1 Noah 2,527
2 Sebastian 2,276
3 Liam 2,189
4 Ethan 2,149
5 Matthew 2,135

Popular Baby Boy Names in California for 2016

As you can see the most popular baby boy names in California for births recorded in 2016 is Noah.

The table below shows the top 5 most popular baby boy names for the year.

Name Count
1 Noah 2,697
2 Matthew 2,418
3 Ethan 2,338
4 Daniel 2,300
5 Jacob 2,273

Popular Baby Boy Names in California for 2015

As you can see the most popular baby boy names in California for births recorded in 2015 is Noah.

The table below shows the top 5 most popular baby boy names for the year.

Name Count
1 Noah 2,773
2 Jacob 2,561
3 Ethan 2,478
4 Daniel 2,474
5 Matthew 2,440

Popular Baby Boy Names in California for 2014

As you can see the most popular baby boy names in California for births recorded in 2014 is Noah.

The table below shows the top 5 most popular baby boy names for the year.

Name Count
1 Noah 2,781
2 Jacob 2,717
3 Ethan 2,568
4 Daniel 2,565
5 Alexander 2,500

Popular Baby Boy Names in California for 2013

As you can see the most popular baby boy names in California for births recorded in 2013 is Jacob.

The table below shows the top 5 most popular baby boy names for the year.

Name Count
1 Jacob 2,890
2 Ethan 2,667
3 Daniel 2,603
4 Jayden 2,581
5 Matthew 2,565

Popular Baby Boy Names in California for 2012

As you can see the most popular baby boy names in California for births recorded in 2012 is Jacob.

The table below shows the top 5 most popular baby boy names for the year.

Name Count
1 Jacob 2,981
2 Jayden 2,871
3 Daniel 2,687
4 Ethan 2,674
5 Matthew 2,654

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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