Most Popular Baby Boy Names Since 1909

In this article we'll look at what the most popular baby boy names are since 1909. 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 1909, with a total count for the number of births registered with that given name since 1909.

Rank Name Count
1 James 5,055,202
2 John 4,912,688
3 Robert 4,756,577
4 Michael 4,389,289
5 William 3,948,725
6 David 3,632,032
7 Joseph 2,560,868
8 Richard 2,548,887
9 Charles 2,301,756
10 Thomas 2,273,996
11 Christopher 2,052,446
12 Daniel 1,941,850
13 Matthew 1,629,254
14 Anthony 1,460,654
15 Donald 1,407,290
16 Paul 1,370,859
17 Mark 1,355,161
18 George 1,348,818
19 Andrew 1,297,693
20 Steven 1,288,440
21 Kenneth 1,274,718
22 Joshua 1,232,425
23 Edward 1,231,846
24 Kevin 1,179,103
25 Brian 1,170,716
26 Ronald 1,080,000
27 Timothy 1,076,901
28 Jason 1,044,495
29 Jeffrey 977,849
30 Jacob 959,688
31 Ryan 952,501
32 Nicholas 913,760
33 Gary 901,223
34 Eric 884,113
35 Jonathan 858,147
36 Stephen 856,728
37 Frank 828,615
38 Larry 805,905
39 Justin 784,778
40 Benjamin 783,088
41 Scott 772,434
42 Samuel 770,660
43 Brandon 765,831
44 Raymond 756,198
45 Jack 715,343
46 Gregory 710,011
47 Alexander 706,844
48 Patrick 675,400
49 Henry 668,772
50 Dennis 616,835

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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