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 5,030,807
2 John 4,896,628
3 Robert 4,748,124
4 Michael 4,371,419
5 William 3,925,355
6 David 3,616,448
7 Richard 2,545,447
8 Joseph 2,545,030
9 Charles 2,289,915
10 Thomas 2,260,889
11 Christopher 2,041,102
12 Daniel 1,923,737
13 Matthew 1,614,809
14 Anthony 1,447,359
15 Donald 1,406,422
16 Paul 1,368,163
17 Mark 1,352,343
18 George 1,343,424
19 Andrew 1,286,999
20 Steven 1,285,601
21 Kenneth 1,272,056
22 Edward 1,228,371
23 Joshua 1,221,812
24 Kevin 1,174,949
25 Brian 1,168,363
26 Ronald 1,078,973
27 Timothy 1,073,171
28 Jason 1,039,056
29 Jeffrey 976,449
30 Jacob 943,688
31 Ryan 943,426
32 Nicholas 906,313
33 Gary 900,737
34 Eric 880,787
35 Stephen 854,866
36 Jonathan 849,560
37 Frank 827,223
38 Larry 805,375
39 Justin 780,563
40 Scott 771,495
41 Brandon 761,951
42 Benjamin 760,455
43 Raymond 754,248
44 Samuel 753,817
45 Gregory 708,800
46 Jack 696,950
47 Alexander 688,827
48 Patrick 671,920
49 Henry 646,244
50 Dennis 616,038

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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