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 5,133,461
2 John 5,035,202
3 Robert 4,802,468
4 Michael 4,387,864
5 William 4,049,054
6 David 3,636,934
7 Joseph 2,604,616
8 Richard 2,561,881
9 Charles 2,352,850
10 Thomas 2,301,368
11 Christopher 2,047,785
12 Daniel 1,940,912
13 Matthew 1,624,071
14 Anthony 1,460,224
15 George 1,415,308
16 Donald 1,412,236
17 Paul 1,386,757
18 Mark 1,355,310
19 Andrew 1,302,068
20 Steven 1,287,511
21 Kenneth 1,278,313
22 Edward 1,267,037
23 Joshua 1,227,692
24 Kevin 1,177,043
25 Brian 1,169,546
26 Ronald 1,080,159
27 Timothy 1,076,112
28 Jason 1,042,109
29 Jeffrey 977,172
30 Jacob 955,754
31 Ryan 948,139
32 Nicholas 911,873
33 Gary 901,190
34 Eric 882,948
35 Frank 873,551
36 Stephen 859,009
37 Jonathan 854,185
38 Larry 806,428
39 Justin 782,925
40 Benjamin 778,703
41 Samuel 774,871
42 Scott 772,515
43 Raymond 771,215
44 Brandon 764,068
45 Jack 718,103
46 Gregory 709,615
47 Alexander 701,524
48 Henry 691,726
49 Patrick 677,199
50 Dennis 617,932

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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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