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 4,613,045
2 Robert 4,353,521
3 John 4,346,442
4 Michael 4,336,772
5 David 3,556,264
6 William 3,473,390
7 Richard 2,422,261
8 Joseph 2,291,979
9 Thomas 2,127,936
10 Christopher 2,044,009
11 Charles 2,031,911
12 Daniel 1,895,986
13 Matthew 1,612,990
14 Anthony 1,402,440
15 Mark 1,347,623
16 Donald 1,308,529
17 Steven 1,283,273
18 Andrew 1,251,807
19 Paul 1,250,978
20 Joshua 1,225,948
21 Kenneth 1,203,369
22 Kevin 1,176,747
23 Brian 1,169,329
24 George 1,083,183
25 Timothy 1,072,281
26 Ronald 1,071,209
27 Jason 1,040,987
28 Edward 1,040,121
29 Jeffrey 976,954
30 Ryan 948,037
31 Jacob 939,968
32 Gary 900,181
33 Nicholas 895,377
34 Eric 880,654
35 Jonathan 852,947
36 Stephen 836,639
37 Larry 801,557
38 Justin 781,375
39 Scott 770,032
40 Brandon 763,962
41 Benjamin 747,349
42 Samuel 713,159
43 Gregory 707,701
44 Alexander 682,198
45 Patrick 664,480
46 Frank 659,498
47 Raymond 645,007
48 Jack 624,575
49 Dennis 610,103
50 Jerry 600,154

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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