Most Popular Baby Boy Names Since 1923

In this article we'll look at what the most popular baby boy names are since 1923. 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 1923, with a total count for the number of births registered with that given name since 1923.

Rank Name Count
1 James 4,625,073
2 Robert 4,357,572
3 John 4,354,372
4 Michael 4,345,601
5 David 3,564,005
6 William 3,484,672
7 Richard 2,423,934
8 Joseph 2,299,750
9 Thomas 2,134,401
10 Christopher 2,049,544
11 Charles 2,037,800
12 Daniel 1,905,033
13 Matthew 1,620,015
14 Anthony 1,408,994
15 Mark 1,349,043
16 Donald 1,308,931
17 Steven 1,284,612
18 Andrew 1,256,931
19 Paul 1,252,304
20 Joshua 1,231,094
21 Kenneth 1,204,666
22 Kevin 1,178,807
23 Brian 1,170,499
24 George 1,085,803
25 Timothy 1,074,108
26 Ronald 1,071,738
27 Jason 1,043,581
28 Edward 1,041,857
29 Jeffrey 977,631
30 Ryan 952,409
31 Jacob 947,571
32 Gary 900,415
33 Nicholas 899,000
34 Eric 882,203
35 Jonathan 857,122
36 Stephen 837,550
37 Larry 801,820
38 Justin 783,442
39 Scott 770,516
40 Brandon 765,725
41 Benjamin 758,191
42 Samuel 721,501
43 Gregory 708,308
44 Alexander 690,871
45 Patrick 666,183
46 Frank 660,202
47 Raymond 645,969
48 Jack 633,464
49 Dennis 610,520
50 Jerry 600,490

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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