Most Popular Baby Boy Names Since 1892

In this article we'll look at what the most popular baby boy names are since 1892. 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 50 most popular baby boy names since 1892, with a total count for the number of births registered with that given name since 1892.

Rank Name Count
1 James 5,150,887
2 John 5,052,171
3 Robert 4,809,229
4 Michael 4,397,073
5 William 4,068,118
6 David 3,645,488
7 Joseph 2,615,451
8 Richard 2,564,356
9 Charles 2,363,058
10 Thomas 2,310,246
11 Christopher 2,053,420
12 Daniel 1,950,492
13 Matthew 1,631,228
14 Anthony 1,467,033
15 George 1,422,688
16 Donald 1,412,775
17 Paul 1,388,830
18 Mark 1,356,816
19 Andrew 1,307,829
20 Steven 1,288,871
21 Kenneth 1,279,712
22 Edward 1,271,189
23 Joshua 1,232,879
24 Kevin 1,179,103
25 Brian 1,170,716
26 Ronald 1,080,705
27 Timothy 1,078,010
28 Jason 1,044,719
29 Jeffrey 977,849
30 Jacob 963,640
31 Ryan 952,511
32 Nicholas 915,591
33 Gary 901,439
34 Eric 884,515
35 Frank 877,405
36 Stephen 860,098
37 Jonathan 858,373
38 Larry 806,710
39 Benjamin 790,070
40 Justin 784,999
41 Samuel 784,115
42 Scott 773,048
43 Raymond 772,858
44 Brandon 765,831
45 Jack 727,393
46 Alexander 710,399
47 Gregory 710,231
48 Henry 705,399
49 Patrick 679,136
50 Dennis 618,431

More Popular Baby Names

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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

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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