Most Popular Baby Boy Names Since 1924

In this article we'll look at what the most popular baby boy names are since 1924. 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 1924, with a total count for the number of births registered with that given name since 1924.

Rank Name Count
1 James 4,574,609
2 Michael 4,341,686
3 Robert 4,301,457
4 John 4,296,903
5 David 3,555,775
6 William 3,432,535
7 Richard 2,405,048
8 Joseph 2,274,188
9 Thomas 2,118,517
10 Christopher 2,049,250
11 Charles 2,008,838
12 Daniel 1,900,769
13 Matthew 1,619,080
14 Anthony 1,403,874
15 Mark 1,348,384
16 Donald 1,292,498
17 Steven 1,284,265
18 Andrew 1,253,183
19 Paul 1,238,942
20 Joshua 1,230,965
21 Kenneth 1,194,932
22 Kevin 1,178,754
23 Brian 1,170,464
24 Timothy 1,073,783
25 Ronald 1,070,590
26 George 1,058,780
27 Jason 1,043,480
28 Edward 1,021,260
29 Jeffrey 977,604
30 Ryan 952,399
31 Jacob 946,596
32 Gary 900,330
33 Nicholas 897,532
34 Eric 882,028
35 Jonathan 857,024
36 Stephen 835,945
37 Larry 801,301
38 Justin 783,320
39 Scott 770,305
40 Brandon 765,709
41 Benjamin 755,874
42 Samuel 716,922
43 Gregory 708,117
44 Alexander 689,578
45 Patrick 665,128
46 Frank 644,297
47 Raymond 633,507
48 Jack 622,273
49 Dennis 609,747
50 Jerry 599,214

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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