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 4,814,924
2 John 4,580,307
3 Robert 4,553,854
4 Michael 4,361,702
5 William 3,681,764
6 David 3,593,799
7 Richard 2,485,298
8 Joseph 2,401,484
9 Thomas 2,193,343
10 Charles 2,149,385
11 Christopher 2,050,698
12 Daniel 1,920,829
13 Matthew 1,623,758
14 Anthony 1,429,006
15 Donald 1,359,466
16 Mark 1,351,513
17 Paul 1,302,272
18 Steven 1,286,236
19 Andrew 1,272,625
20 Kenneth 1,237,519
21 Joshua 1,231,610
22 George 1,192,691
23 Kevin 1,179,000
24 Brian 1,170,609
25 Edward 1,121,726
26 Ronald 1,075,389
27 Timothy 1,075,164
28 Jason 1,043,931
29 Jeffrey 977,724
30 Ryan 952,452
31 Jacob 951,824
32 Nicholas 904,644
33 Gary 900,730
34 Eric 882,959
35 Jonathan 857,549
36 Stephen 844,605
37 Larry 803,647
38 Justin 783,982
39 Scott 771,300
40 Benjamin 767,568
41 Brandon 765,768
42 Samuel 739,982
43 Frank 725,054
44 Gregory 709,055
45 Alexander 696,659
46 Raymond 694,320
47 Jack 672,929
48 Patrick 669,896
49 Dennis 613,175
50 Jerry 604,761

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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