Most Popular Baby Boy Names Since 1914

In this article we'll look at what the most popular baby boy names are since 1914. 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 1914, with a total count for the number of births registered with that given name since 1914.

Rank Name Count
1 James 4,989,986
2 John 4,824,285
3 Robert 4,711,359
4 Michael 4,381,940
5 William 3,878,211
6 David 3,621,984
7 Richard 2,534,481
8 Joseph 2,518,271
9 Charles 2,262,958
10 Thomas 2,252,202
11 Christopher 2,051,935
12 Daniel 1,936,391
13 Matthew 1,627,819
14 Anthony 1,452,367
15 Donald 1,397,855
16 Mark 1,354,154
17 Paul 1,354,034
18 George 1,306,495
19 Andrew 1,290,777
20 Steven 1,287,917
21 Kenneth 1,266,340
22 Joshua 1,232,172
23 Edward 1,203,929
24 Kevin 1,179,085
25 Brian 1,170,684
26 Ronald 1,078,934
27 Timothy 1,076,383
28 Jason 1,044,345
29 Jeffrey 977,811
30 Jacob 957,395
31 Ryan 952,488
32 Nicholas 911,541
33 Gary 901,086
34 Eric 883,802
35 Jonathan 857,988
36 Stephen 853,553
37 Larry 805,236
38 Frank 800,140
39 Justin 784,594
40 Benjamin 778,635
41 Scott 772,073
42 Brandon 765,831
43 Samuel 761,698
44 Raymond 741,248
45 Gregory 709,774
46 Jack 704,541
47 Alexander 704,099
48 Patrick 673,743
49 Henry 648,261
50 Dennis 615,822

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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