Most Popular Baby Boy Names Since 1893

In this article we'll look at what the most popular baby boy names are since 1893. 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 1893, with a total count for the number of births registered with that given name since 1893.

Rank Name Count
1 James 5,145,489
2 John 5,043,132
3 Robert 4,806,519
4 Michael 4,396,693
5 William 4,060,336
6 David 3,644,675
7 Joseph 2,612,387
8 Richard 2,563,554
9 Charles 2,358,739
10 Thomas 2,307,833
11 Christopher 2,053,320
12 Daniel 1,949,959
13 Matthew 1,631,096
14 Anthony 1,466,778
15 George 1,417,928
16 Donald 1,412,638
17 Paul 1,388,083
18 Mark 1,356,730
19 Andrew 1,307,192
20 Steven 1,288,850
21 Kenneth 1,279,610
22 Edward 1,268,773
23 Joshua 1,232,838
24 Kevin 1,179,103
25 Brian 1,170,716
26 Ronald 1,080,688
27 Timothy 1,077,939
28 Jason 1,044,703
29 Jeffrey 977,849
30 Jacob 963,357
31 Ryan 952,511
32 Nicholas 915,496
33 Gary 901,424
34 Eric 884,497
35 Frank 874,255
36 Stephen 859,920
37 Jonathan 858,360
38 Larry 806,691
39 Benjamin 789,545
40 Justin 784,992
41 Samuel 783,213
42 Scott 772,999
43 Raymond 772,177
44 Brandon 765,831
45 Jack 726,992
46 Gregory 710,222
47 Alexander 710,197
48 Henry 702,947
49 Patrick 678,902
50 Dennis 618,349

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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