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 5,050,434
2 John 4,923,217
3 Robert 4,759,998
4 Michael 4,373,224
5 William 3,946,354
6 David 3,619,287
7 Joseph 2,556,563
8 Richard 2,549,010
9 Charles 2,301,335
10 Thomas 2,267,541
11 Christopher 2,041,257
12 Daniel 1,925,301
13 Matthew 1,615,221
14 Anthony 1,449,184
15 Donald 1,408,188
16 Paul 1,372,308
17 George 1,356,654
18 Mark 1,352,592
19 Andrew 1,289,040
20 Steven 1,285,711
21 Kenneth 1,273,871
22 Edward 1,236,052
23 Joshua 1,221,894
24 Kevin 1,174,949
25 Brian 1,168,363
26 Ronald 1,079,212
27 Timothy 1,073,371
28 Jason 1,039,090
29 Jeffrey 976,449
30 Jacob 944,353
31 Ryan 943,436
32 Nicholas 906,844
33 Gary 900,796
34 Eric 880,872
35 Stephen 855,626
36 Jonathan 849,595
37 Frank 836,110
38 Larry 805,580
39 Justin 780,610
40 Scott 771,614
41 Brandon 761,951
42 Benjamin 761,747
43 Raymond 758,052
44 Samuel 756,452
45 Gregory 708,863
46 Jack 699,935
47 Alexander 689,556
48 Patrick 672,564
49 Henry 652,842
50 Dennis 616,339

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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