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 5,135,349
2 John 5,026,845
3 Robert 4,801,459
4 Michael 4,395,863
5 William 4,045,839
6 David 3,643,222
7 Joseph 2,606,413
8 Richard 2,562,014
9 Charles 2,351,228
10 Thomas 2,303,506
11 Christopher 2,053,155
12 Daniel 1,948,922
13 Matthew 1,630,864
14 Anthony 1,466,301
15 Donald 1,412,303
16 George 1,409,243
17 Paul 1,386,516
18 Mark 1,356,554
19 Andrew 1,306,078
20 Steven 1,288,817
21 Kenneth 1,279,422
22 Edward 1,264,285
23 Joshua 1,232,791
24 Kevin 1,179,103
25 Brian 1,170,716
26 Ronald 1,080,659
27 Timothy 1,077,806
28 Jason 1,044,671
29 Jeffrey 977,849
30 Jacob 962,773
31 Ryan 952,511
32 Nicholas 915,330
33 Gary 901,407
34 Eric 884,464
35 Frank 868,475
36 Stephen 859,571
37 Jonathan 858,335
38 Larry 806,633
39 Benjamin 788,594
40 Justin 784,963
41 Samuel 781,586
42 Scott 772,916
43 Raymond 770,707
44 Brandon 765,831
45 Jack 726,145
46 Gregory 710,203
47 Alexander 709,780
48 Henry 698,507
49 Patrick 678,439
50 Dennis 618,182

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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