Most Popular Baby Boy Names Since 1906

In this article we'll look at what the most popular baby boy names are since 1906. 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 1906, with a total count for the number of births registered with that given name since 1906.

Rank Name Count
1 James 5,074,829
2 John 4,939,277
3 Robert 4,768,451
4 Michael 4,391,094
5 William 3,969,724
6 David 3,634,871
7 Joseph 2,572,401
8 Richard 2,552,450
9 Charles 2,313,176
10 Thomas 2,280,648
11 Christopher 2,052,601
12 Daniel 1,943,414
13 Matthew 1,629,666
14 Anthony 1,462,479
15 Donald 1,409,056
16 Paul 1,375,004
17 George 1,362,048
18 Mark 1,355,410
19 Andrew 1,299,734
20 Steven 1,288,550
21 Kenneth 1,276,533
22 Edward 1,239,527
23 Joshua 1,232,507
24 Kevin 1,179,103
25 Brian 1,170,716
26 Ronald 1,080,239
27 Timothy 1,077,101
28 Jason 1,044,529
29 Jeffrey 977,849
30 Jacob 960,353
31 Ryan 952,511
32 Nicholas 914,291
33 Gary 901,282
34 Eric 884,198
35 Jonathan 858,182
36 Stephen 857,488
37 Frank 837,502
38 Larry 806,110
39 Justin 784,825
40 Benjamin 784,380
41 Samuel 773,295
42 Scott 772,553
43 Brandon 765,831
44 Raymond 760,002
45 Jack 718,328
46 Gregory 710,074
47 Alexander 707,573
48 Patrick 676,044
49 Henry 675,370
50 Dennis 617,136

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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