Most Popular Baby Boy Names Since 1904

In this article we'll look at what the most popular baby boy names are since 1904. 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 1904, with a total count for the number of births registered with that given name since 1904.

Rank Name Count
1 James 5,086,726
2 John 4,955,444
3 Robert 4,775,275
4 Michael 4,392,069
5 William 3,982,635
6 David 3,636,526
7 Joseph 2,578,994
8 Richard 2,554,440
9 Charles 2,320,190
10 Thomas 2,284,840
11 Christopher 2,052,694
12 Daniel 1,944,370
13 Matthew 1,629,870
14 Anthony 1,463,391
15 Donald 1,409,895
16 Paul 1,377,460
17 George 1,370,523
18 Mark 1,355,618
19 Andrew 1,300,901
20 Steven 1,288,600
21 Kenneth 1,277,421
22 Edward 1,244,228
23 Joshua 1,232,544
24 Kevin 1,179,103
25 Brian 1,170,716
26 Ronald 1,080,340
27 Timothy 1,077,232
28 Jason 1,044,552
29 Jeffrey 977,849
30 Jacob 960,816
31 Ryan 952,511
32 Nicholas 914,505
33 Gary 901,309
34 Eric 884,236
35 Jonathan 858,210
36 Stephen 857,912
37 Frank 843,138
38 Larry 806,252
39 Benjamin 785,117
40 Justin 784,856
41 Samuel 774,878
42 Scott 772,616
43 Brandon 765,831
44 Raymond 762,254
45 Jack 720,143
46 Gregory 710,103
47 Alexander 707,986
48 Henry 679,581
49 Patrick 676,463
50 Dennis 617,332

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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