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 4,674,875
2 John 4,411,652
3 Robert 4,411,365
4 Michael 4,349,591
5 David 3,571,871
6 William 3,535,784
7 Richard 2,441,471
8 Joseph 2,325,448
9 Thomas 2,149,664
10 Charles 2,066,641
11 Christopher 2,049,851
12 Daniel 1,909,317
13 Matthew 1,620,998
14 Anthony 1,414,086
15 Mark 1,349,711
16 Donald 1,323,845
17 Steven 1,285,007
18 Paul 1,265,228
19 Andrew 1,260,733
20 Joshua 1,231,218
21 Kenneth 1,213,923
22 Kevin 1,178,878
23 Brian 1,170,530
24 George 1,113,153
25 Timothy 1,074,397
26 Ronald 1,072,780
27 Edward 1,062,276
28 Jason 1,043,677
29 Jeffrey 977,661
30 Ryan 952,417
31 Jacob 948,598
32 Gary 900,488
33 Nicholas 900,414
34 Eric 882,404
35 Jonathan 857,239
36 Stephen 839,271
37 Larry 802,311
38 Justin 783,582
39 Scott 770,715
40 Brandon 765,739
41 Benjamin 760,568
42 Samuel 726,101
43 Gregory 708,528
44 Alexander 692,230
45 Frank 676,215
46 Patrick 667,202
47 Raymond 658,097
48 Jack 644,311
49 Dennis 611,197
50 Jerry 601,687

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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