Most Popular Baby Boy Names Since 1895

In this article we'll look at what the most popular baby boy names are since 1895. 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 1895, with a total count for the number of births registered with that given name since 1895.

Rank Name Count
1 James 5,110,954
2 John 5,010,785
3 Robert 4,793,006
4 Michael 4,377,993
5 William 4,022,469
6 David 3,627,638
7 Joseph 2,590,575
8 Richard 2,558,574
9 Charles 2,339,387
10 Thomas 2,290,399
11 Christopher 2,041,811
12 Daniel 1,930,809
13 Matthew 1,616,419
14 Anthony 1,453,006
15 Donald 1,411,435
16 George 1,403,849
17 Paul 1,383,820
18 Mark 1,353,736
19 Andrew 1,295,384
20 Steven 1,285,978
21 Kenneth 1,276,760
22 Edward 1,260,810
23 Joshua 1,222,178
24 Kevin 1,174,949
25 Brian 1,168,363
26 Ronald 1,079,632
27 Timothy 1,074,076
28 Jason 1,039,232
29 Jeffrey 976,449
30 Jacob 946,773
31 Ryan 943,436
32 Nicholas 907,883
33 Gary 900,921
34 Eric 881,138
35 Frank 867,083
36 Stephen 857,709
37 Jonathan 849,748
38 Larry 806,103
39 Justin 780,748
40 Scott 771,977
41 Raymond 768,757
42 Benjamin 765,961
43 Samuel 764,743
44 Brandon 761,951
45 Gregory 708,992
46 Jack 707,752
47 Alexander 691,763
48 Henry 675,979
49 Patrick 674,959
50 Dennis 617,385

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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