Most Popular Baby Boy Names Since 1911

In this article we'll look at what the most popular baby boy names are since 1911. 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 1911, with a total count for the number of births registered with that given name since 1911.

Rank Name Count
1 James 5,038,413
2 John 4,891,647
3 Robert 4,746,405
4 Michael 4,387,810
5 William 3,931,968
6 David 3,629,680
7 Joseph 2,551,292
8 Richard 2,545,806
9 Charles 2,292,943
10 Thomas 2,268,677
11 Christopher 2,052,326
12 Daniel 1,940,589
13 Matthew 1,628,910
14 Anthony 1,458,916
15 Donald 1,405,705
16 Paul 1,367,178
17 Mark 1,354,929
18 George 1,338,689
19 Andrew 1,296,043
20 Steven 1,288,319
21 Kenneth 1,273,092
22 Joshua 1,232,353
23 Edward 1,225,503
24 Kevin 1,179,103
25 Brian 1,170,711
26 Ronald 1,079,789
27 Timothy 1,076,759
28 Jason 1,044,456
29 Jeffrey 977,842
30 Jacob 959,153
31 Ryan 952,501
32 Nicholas 913,321
33 Gary 901,195
34 Eric 884,039
35 Jonathan 858,113
36 Stephen 856,064
37 Frank 821,603
38 Larry 805,704
39 Justin 784,746
40 Benjamin 782,063
41 Scott 772,346
42 Samuel 768,548
43 Brandon 765,831
44 Raymond 753,020
45 Jack 712,617
46 Gregory 709,960
47 Alexander 706,265
48 Patrick 674,947
49 Henry 663,462
50 Dennis 616,580

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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