Most Popular Baby Boy Names Since 1907

In this article we'll look at what the most popular baby boy names are since 1907. 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 1907, with a total count for the number of births registered with that given name since 1907.

Rank Name Count
1 James 5,056,893
2 John 4,923,083
3 Robert 4,760,765
4 Michael 4,381,734
5 William 3,951,876
6 David 3,626,252
7 Joseph 2,561,103
8 Richard 2,549,693
9 Charles 2,303,680
10 Thomas 2,272,007
11 Christopher 2,047,017
12 Daniel 1,933,861
13 Matthew 1,622,505
14 Anthony 1,455,383
15 Donald 1,408,168
16 Paul 1,372,369
17 George 1,355,227
18 Mark 1,353,905
19 Andrew 1,293,999
20 Steven 1,287,177
21 Kenneth 1,274,702
22 Edward 1,235,393
23 Joshua 1,227,334
24 Kevin 1,177,043
25 Brian 1,169,546
26 Ronald 1,079,634
27 Timothy 1,075,222
28 Jason 1,041,920
29 Jeffrey 977,172
30 Jacob 952,563
31 Ryan 948,129
32 Nicholas 910,524
33 Gary 901,032
34 Eric 882,616
35 Stephen 856,370
36 Jonathan 853,995
37 Frank 834,000
38 Larry 805,775
39 Justin 782,744
40 Benjamin 773,186
41 Scott 772,031
42 Samuel 764,170
43 Brandon 764,068
44 Raymond 757,907
45 Gregory 709,451
46 Jack 708,559
47 Alexander 698,696
48 Patrick 674,128
49 Henry 662,037
50 Dennis 616,630

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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