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 5,116,064
2 John 5,019,023
3 Robert 4,795,503
4 Michael 4,378,416
5 William 4,029,743
6 David 3,628,367
7 Joseph 2,593,552
8 Richard 2,559,382
9 Charles 2,343,175
10 Thomas 2,292,569
11 Christopher 2,041,883
12 Daniel 1,931,324
13 Matthew 1,616,543
14 Anthony 1,453,263
15 Donald 1,411,604
16 George 1,408,214
17 Paul 1,384,644
18 Mark 1,353,820
19 Andrew 1,295,978
20 Steven 1,285,991
21 Kenneth 1,276,865
22 Edward 1,262,989
23 Joshua 1,222,202
24 Kevin 1,174,949
25 Brian 1,168,363
26 Ronald 1,079,653
27 Timothy 1,074,147
28 Jason 1,039,256
29 Jeffrey 976,449
30 Jacob 947,065
31 Ryan 943,436
32 Nicholas 907,960
33 Gary 900,931
34 Eric 881,158
35 Frank 869,946
36 Stephen 857,883
37 Jonathan 849,764
38 Larry 806,139
39 Justin 780,763
40 Scott 772,024
41 Raymond 769,524
42 Benjamin 766,430
43 Samuel 765,519
44 Brandon 761,951
45 Gregory 709,002
46 Jack 708,193
47 Alexander 691,962
48 Henry 678,257
49 Patrick 675,188
50 Dennis 617,469

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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