Most Popular Baby Boy Names Since 1922

In this article we'll look at what the most popular baby boy names are since 1922. 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 1922, with a total count for the number of births registered with that given name since 1922.

Rank Name Count
1 James 4,650,480
2 Robert 4,402,912
3 John 4,395,592
4 Michael 4,331,721
5 David 3,556,287
6 William 3,512,414
7 Richard 2,438,031
8 Joseph 2,309,610
9 Thomas 2,136,557
10 Charles 2,054,800
11 Christopher 2,038,507
12 Daniel 1,891,204
13 Matthew 1,606,553
14 Anthony 1,400,791
15 Mark 1,346,893
16 Donald 1,322,977
17 Steven 1,282,168
18 Paul 1,262,532
19 Andrew 1,250,039
20 Joshua 1,220,605
21 Kenneth 1,211,261
22 Kevin 1,174,724
23 Brian 1,168,177
24 George 1,107,759
25 Ronald 1,071,753
26 Timothy 1,070,667
27 Edward 1,058,801
28 Jason 1,038,238
29 Jeffrey 976,261
30 Ryan 943,342
31 Jacob 932,598
32 Gary 900,002
33 Nicholas 892,967
34 Eric 879,078
35 Jonathan 848,652
36 Stephen 837,409
37 Larry 801,781
38 Justin 779,367
39 Scott 769,776
40 Brandon 761,859
41 Benjamin 737,935
42 Samuel 709,258
43 Gregory 707,317
44 Frank 674,823
45 Alexander 674,213
46 Patrick 663,722
47 Raymond 656,147
48 Jack 625,918
49 Dennis 610,400
50 Jerry 601,003

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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