Most Popular Baby Boy Names Since 1894

In this article we'll look at what the most popular baby boy names are since 1894. 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 1894, with a total count for the number of births registered with that given name since 1894.

Rank Name Count
1 James 5,140,459
2 John 5,035,083
3 Robert 4,803,956
4 Michael 4,396,286
5 William 4,053,113
6 David 3,643,951
7 Joseph 2,609,390
8 Richard 2,562,822
9 Charles 2,355,016
10 Thomas 2,305,676
11 Christopher 2,053,227
12 Daniel 1,949,437
13 Matthew 1,630,988
14 Anthony 1,466,558
15 George 1,413,608
16 Donald 1,412,472
17 Paul 1,387,340
18 Mark 1,356,638
19 Andrew 1,306,672
20 Steven 1,288,830
21 Kenneth 1,279,527
22 Edward 1,266,464
23 Joshua 1,232,815
24 Kevin 1,179,103
25 Brian 1,170,716
26 Ronald 1,080,680
27 Timothy 1,077,877
28 Jason 1,044,695
29 Jeffrey 977,849
30 Jacob 963,065
31 Ryan 952,511
32 Nicholas 915,407
33 Gary 901,417
34 Eric 884,484
35 Frank 871,338
36 Stephen 859,745
37 Jonathan 858,351
38 Larry 806,669
39 Benjamin 789,063
40 Justin 784,978
41 Samuel 782,362
42 Scott 772,963
43 Raymond 771,474
44 Brandon 765,831
45 Jack 726,586
46 Gregory 710,213
47 Alexander 709,979
48 Henry 700,785
49 Patrick 678,668
50 Dennis 618,266

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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