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 5,062,331
2 John 4,939,384
3 Robert 4,766,822
4 Michael 4,374,199
5 William 3,959,265
6 David 3,620,942
7 Joseph 2,563,156
8 Richard 2,551,000
9 Charles 2,308,349
10 Thomas 2,271,733
11 Christopher 2,041,350
12 Daniel 1,926,257
13 Matthew 1,615,425
14 Anthony 1,450,096
15 Donald 1,409,027
16 Paul 1,374,764
17 George 1,365,129
18 Mark 1,352,800
19 Andrew 1,290,207
20 Steven 1,285,761
21 Kenneth 1,274,759
22 Edward 1,240,753
23 Joshua 1,221,931
24 Kevin 1,174,949
25 Brian 1,168,363
26 Ronald 1,079,313
27 Timothy 1,073,502
28 Jason 1,039,113
29 Jeffrey 976,449
30 Jacob 944,816
31 Ryan 943,436
32 Nicholas 907,058
33 Gary 900,823
34 Eric 880,910
35 Stephen 856,050
36 Jonathan 849,623
37 Frank 841,746
38 Larry 805,722
39 Justin 780,641
40 Scott 771,677
41 Benjamin 762,484
42 Brandon 761,951
43 Raymond 760,304
44 Samuel 758,035
45 Gregory 708,892
46 Jack 701,750
47 Alexander 689,969
48 Patrick 672,983
49 Henry 657,053
50 Dennis 616,535

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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