Most Popular Baby Boy Names Since 1910

In this article we'll look at what the most popular baby boy names are since 1910. 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 1910, with a total count for the number of births registered with that given name since 1910.

Rank Name Count
1 James 5,047,607
2 John 4,903,097
3 Robert 4,752,014
4 Michael 4,388,654
5 William 3,940,812
6 David 3,630,938
7 Joseph 2,556,520
8 Richard 2,547,460
9 Charles 2,297,727
10 Thomas 2,271,528
11 Christopher 2,052,396
12 Daniel 1,941,281
13 Matthew 1,629,107
14 Anthony 1,459,896
15 Donald 1,406,565
16 Paul 1,369,183
17 Mark 1,355,060
18 George 1,344,130
19 Andrew 1,296,927
20 Steven 1,288,385
21 Kenneth 1,273,972
22 Joshua 1,232,397
23 Edward 1,228,911
24 Kevin 1,179,103
25 Brian 1,170,711
26 Ronald 1,079,907
27 Timothy 1,076,834
28 Jason 1,044,480
29 Jeffrey 977,849
30 Jacob 959,426
31 Ryan 952,501
32 Nicholas 913,556
33 Gary 901,211
34 Eric 884,080
35 Jonathan 858,132
36 Stephen 856,414
37 Frank 825,371
38 Larry 805,818
39 Justin 784,764
40 Benjamin 782,599
41 Scott 772,395
42 Samuel 769,677
43 Brandon 765,831
44 Raymond 754,757
45 Jack 714,193
46 Gregory 709,985
47 Alexander 706,589
48 Patrick 675,201
49 Henry 666,361
50 Dennis 616,715

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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