Most Popular Baby Boy Names Since 1903

In this article we'll look at what the most popular baby boy names are since 1903. 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 1903, with a total count for the number of births registered with that given name since 1903.

Rank Name Count
1 James 5,092,205
2 John 4,963,052
3 Robert 4,778,319
4 Michael 4,392,535
5 William 3,988,946
6 David 3,637,242
7 Joseph 2,582,115
8 Richard 2,555,303
9 Charles 2,323,403
10 Thomas 2,286,802
11 Christopher 2,052,744
12 Daniel 1,944,802
13 Matthew 1,629,972
14 Anthony 1,463,790
15 Donald 1,410,254
16 Paul 1,378,541
17 George 1,374,484
18 Mark 1,355,699
19 Andrew 1,301,451
20 Steven 1,288,625
21 Kenneth 1,277,751
22 Edward 1,246,496
23 Joshua 1,232,565
24 Kevin 1,179,103
25 Brian 1,170,716
26 Ronald 1,080,392
27 Timothy 1,077,281
28 Jason 1,044,565
29 Jeffrey 977,849
30 Jacob 961,005
31 Ryan 952,511
32 Nicholas 914,595
33 Gary 901,317
34 Eric 884,270
35 Jonathan 858,229
36 Stephen 858,112
37 Frank 845,782
38 Larry 806,309
39 Benjamin 785,441
40 Justin 784,868
41 Samuel 775,619
42 Scott 772,640
43 Brandon 765,831
44 Raymond 763,305
45 Jack 720,974
46 Gregory 710,113
47 Alexander 708,181
48 Henry 681,503
49 Patrick 676,673
50 Dennis 617,407

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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