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 5,010,818
2 John 4,853,614
3 Robert 4,727,043
4 Michael 4,384,547
5 William 3,901,749
6 David 3,625,266
7 Richard 2,539,588
8 Joseph 2,532,742
9 Charles 2,276,148
10 Thomas 2,259,298
11 Christopher 2,052,092
12 Daniel 1,938,269
13 Matthew 1,628,310
14 Anthony 1,455,148
15 Donald 1,401,558
16 Paul 1,360,000
17 Mark 1,354,503
18 George 1,320,369
19 Andrew 1,292,999
20 Steven 1,288,094
21 Kenneth 1,269,405
22 Joshua 1,232,250
23 Edward 1,213,403
24 Kevin 1,179,094
25 Brian 1,170,698
26 Ronald 1,079,351
27 Timothy 1,076,543
28 Jason 1,044,389
29 Jeffrey 977,824
30 Jacob 958,139
31 Ryan 952,495
32 Nicholas 912,337
33 Gary 901,126
34 Eric 883,911
35 Jonathan 858,041
36 Stephen 854,650
37 Frank 809,377
38 Larry 805,448
39 Justin 784,654
40 Benjamin 780,101
41 Scott 772,189
42 Brandon 765,831
43 Samuel 764,548
44 Raymond 746,558
45 Gregory 709,859
46 Jack 708,079
47 Alexander 705,036
48 Patrick 674,245
49 Henry 654,652
50 Dennis 616,146

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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