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Most Popular Baby Boy Names Since 1919

In this article we'll look at what the most popular baby boy names are since 1919. 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 1919, with a total count for the number of births registered with that given name since 1919.

Rank Name Count
1 James 4,802,896
2 John 4,572,377
3 Robert 4,549,803
4 Michael 4,352,873
5 William 3,670,482
6 David 3,586,058
7 Richard 2,483,625
8 Joseph 2,393,713
9 Thomas 2,186,878
10 Charles 2,143,496
11 Christopher 2,045,163
12 Daniel 1,911,782
13 Matthew 1,616,733
14 Anthony 1,422,452
15 Donald 1,359,064
16 Mark 1,350,093
17 Paul 1,300,946
18 Steven 1,284,897
19 Andrew 1,267,501
20 Kenneth 1,236,222
21 Joshua 1,226,464
22 George 1,190,071
23 Kevin 1,176,940
24 Brian 1,169,439
25 Edward 1,119,990
26 Ronald 1,074,860
27 Timothy 1,073,337
28 Jason 1,041,337
29 Jeffrey 977,047
30 Ryan 948,080
31 Jacob 944,221
32 Nicholas 901,021
33 Gary 900,496
34 Eric 881,410
35 Jonathan 853,374
36 Stephen 843,694
37 Larry 803,384
38 Justin 781,915
39 Scott 770,816
40 Brandon 764,005
41 Benjamin 756,726
42 Samuel 731,640
43 Frank 724,350
44 Gregory 708,448
45 Raymond 693,358
46 Alexander 687,986
47 Patrick 668,193
48 Jack 664,040
49 Dennis 612,758
50 Jerry 604,425

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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