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 5,126,492
2 John 5,036,111
3 Robert 4,800,776
4 Michael 4,379,203
5 William 4,044,748
6 David 3,629,904
7 Joseph 2,599,613
8 Richard 2,560,916
9 Charles 2,351,217
10 Thomas 2,297,139
11 Christopher 2,042,076
12 Daniel 1,932,379
13 Matthew 1,616,783
14 Anthony 1,453,738
15 George 1,417,294
16 Donald 1,411,907
17 Paul 1,386,134
18 Mark 1,353,998
19 Andrew 1,297,135
20 Steven 1,286,032
21 Kenneth 1,277,050
22 Edward 1,267,714
23 Joshua 1,222,266
24 Kevin 1,174,949
25 Brian 1,168,363
26 Ronald 1,079,678
27 Timothy 1,074,280
28 Jason 1,039,280
29 Jeffrey 976,449
30 Jacob 947,640
31 Ryan 943,436
32 Nicholas 908,144
33 Gary 900,953
34 Eric 881,189
35 Frank 876,013
36 Stephen 858,236
37 Jonathan 849,786
38 Larry 806,180
39 Justin 780,784
40 Scott 772,109
41 Raymond 770,908
42 Benjamin 767,437
43 Samuel 767,272
44 Brandon 761,951
45 Gregory 709,020
46 Jack 709,000
47 Alexander 692,382
48 Henry 682,871
49 Patrick 675,656
50 Dennis 617,634

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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