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 4,965,591
2 John 4,808,225
3 Robert 4,702,906
4 Michael 4,364,070
5 William 3,854,841
6 David 3,606,400
7 Richard 2,531,041
8 Joseph 2,502,433
9 Charles 2,251,117
10 Thomas 2,239,095
11 Christopher 2,040,591
12 Daniel 1,918,278
13 Matthew 1,613,374
14 Anthony 1,439,072
15 Donald 1,396,987
16 Paul 1,351,338
17 Mark 1,351,336
18 George 1,301,101
19 Steven 1,285,078
20 Andrew 1,280,083
21 Kenneth 1,263,678
22 Joshua 1,221,559
23 Edward 1,200,454
24 Kevin 1,174,931
25 Brian 1,168,331
26 Ronald 1,077,907
27 Timothy 1,072,653
28 Jason 1,038,906
29 Jeffrey 976,411
30 Ryan 943,413
31 Jacob 941,395
32 Nicholas 904,094
33 Gary 900,600
34 Eric 880,476
35 Stephen 851,691
36 Jonathan 849,401
37 Larry 804,706
38 Frank 798,748
39 Justin 780,379
40 Scott 771,134
41 Brandon 761,951
42 Benjamin 756,002
43 Samuel 744,855
44 Raymond 739,298
45 Gregory 708,563
46 Jack 686,148
47 Alexander 686,082
48 Patrick 670,263
49 Henry 625,733
50 Dennis 615,025

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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