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 4,550,214
2 Michael 4,323,816
3 Robert 4,293,004
4 John 4,280,843
5 David 3,540,191
6 William 3,409,165
7 Richard 2,401,608
8 Joseph 2,258,350
9 Thomas 2,105,410
10 Christopher 2,037,906
11 Charles 1,996,997
12 Daniel 1,882,656
13 Matthew 1,604,635
14 Anthony 1,390,579
15 Mark 1,345,566
16 Donald 1,291,630
17 Steven 1,281,426
18 Andrew 1,242,489
19 Paul 1,236,246
20 Joshua 1,220,352
21 Kenneth 1,192,270
22 Kevin 1,174,600
23 Brian 1,168,111
24 Timothy 1,070,053
25 Ronald 1,069,563
26 George 1,053,386
27 Jason 1,038,041
28 Edward 1,017,785
29 Jeffrey 976,204
30 Ryan 943,324
31 Jacob 930,596
32 Gary 899,844
33 Nicholas 890,085
34 Eric 878,702
35 Jonathan 848,437
36 Stephen 834,083
37 Larry 800,771
38 Justin 779,105
39 Scott 769,366
40 Brandon 761,829
41 Benjamin 733,241
42 Gregory 706,906
43 Samuel 700,079
44 Alexander 671,561
45 Patrick 661,648
46 Frank 642,905
47 Raymond 631,557
48 Dennis 608,950
49 Jack 603,880
50 Jerry 598,530

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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