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 5,138,859
2 John 5,044,241
3 Robert 4,805,178
4 Michael 4,388,244
5 William 4,056,836
6 David 3,637,747
7 Joseph 2,607,680
8 Richard 2,562,683
9 Charles 2,357,169
10 Thomas 2,303,781
11 Christopher 2,047,885
12 Daniel 1,941,445
13 Matthew 1,624,203
14 Anthony 1,460,479
15 George 1,420,068
16 Donald 1,412,373
17 Paul 1,387,504
18 Mark 1,355,396
19 Andrew 1,302,705
20 Steven 1,287,532
21 Kenneth 1,278,415
22 Edward 1,269,453
23 Joshua 1,227,733
24 Kevin 1,177,043
25 Brian 1,169,546
26 Ronald 1,080,176
27 Timothy 1,076,183
28 Jason 1,042,125
29 Jeffrey 977,172
30 Jacob 956,037
31 Ryan 948,139
32 Nicholas 911,968
33 Gary 901,205
34 Eric 882,966
35 Frank 876,701
36 Stephen 859,187
37 Jonathan 854,198
38 Larry 806,447
39 Justin 782,932
40 Benjamin 779,228
41 Samuel 775,773
42 Scott 772,564
43 Raymond 771,896
44 Brandon 764,068
45 Jack 718,504
46 Gregory 709,624
47 Alexander 701,726
48 Henry 694,178
49 Patrick 677,433
50 Dennis 618,014

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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