Most Popular Baby Boy Names Since 1913

In this article we'll look at what the most popular baby boy names are since 1913. 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 1913, with a total count for the number of births registered with that given name since 1913.

Rank Name Count
1 James 4,998,790
2 John 4,845,684
3 Robert 4,722,992
4 Michael 4,375,718
5 William 3,890,467
6 David 3,617,525
7 Richard 2,537,915
8 Joseph 2,524,971
9 Charles 2,270,259
10 Thomas 2,252,833
11 Christopher 2,046,557
12 Daniel 1,929,222
13 Matthew 1,621,285
14 Anthony 1,448,594
15 Donald 1,401,156
16 Paul 1,358,674
17 Mark 1,353,083
18 George 1,317,749
19 Andrew 1,287,875
20 Steven 1,286,755
21 Kenneth 1,268,108
22 Joshua 1,227,104
23 Edward 1,211,667
24 Kevin 1,177,034
25 Brian 1,169,528
26 Ronald 1,078,822
27 Timothy 1,074,716
28 Jason 1,041,795
29 Jeffrey 977,147
30 Jacob 950,536
31 Ryan 948,123
32 Nicholas 908,714
33 Gary 900,892
34 Eric 882,362
35 Jonathan 853,866
36 Stephen 853,739
37 Frank 808,673
38 Larry 805,185
39 Justin 782,587
40 Scott 771,705
41 Benjamin 769,259
42 Brandon 764,068
43 Samuel 756,206
44 Raymond 745,596
45 Gregory 709,252
46 Jack 699,190
47 Alexander 696,363
48 Patrick 672,542
49 Henry 643,431
50 Dennis 615,729

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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