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 5,023,212
2 John 4,887,037
3 Robert 4,743,561
4 Michael 4,370,784
5 William 3,917,442
6 David 3,615,354
7 Richard 2,544,020
8 Joseph 2,540,682
9 Charles 2,285,886
10 Thomas 2,258,421
11 Christopher 2,041,052
12 Daniel 1,923,168
13 Matthew 1,614,662
14 Anthony 1,446,601
15 Donald 1,405,697
16 Paul 1,366,487
17 Mark 1,352,242
18 George 1,338,736
19 Andrew 1,286,233
20 Steven 1,285,546
21 Kenneth 1,271,310
22 Edward 1,225,436
23 Joshua 1,221,784
24 Kevin 1,174,949
25 Brian 1,168,358
26 Ronald 1,078,880
27 Timothy 1,073,104
28 Jason 1,039,041
29 Jeffrey 976,449
30 Jacob 943,426
31 Ryan 943,426
32 Nicholas 906,109
33 Gary 900,725
34 Eric 880,754
35 Stephen 854,552
36 Jonathan 849,545
37 Frank 823,979
38 Larry 805,288
39 Justin 780,549
40 Scott 771,456
41 Brandon 761,951
42 Benjamin 759,966
43 Samuel 752,834
44 Raymond 752,807
45 Gregory 708,774
46 Jack 695,800
47 Alexander 688,572
48 Patrick 671,721
49 Henry 643,833
50 Dennis 615,918

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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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