Most Popular Baby Boy Names Since 1925

In this article we'll look at what the most popular baby boy names are since 1925. 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 1925, with a total count for the number of births registered with that given name since 1925.

Rank Name Count
1 James 4,497,274
2 Michael 4,319,942
3 Robert 4,232,203
4 John 4,221,789
5 David 3,531,432
6 William 3,355,656
7 Richard 2,380,363
8 Joseph 2,232,928
9 Thomas 2,088,855
10 Christopher 2,037,609
11 Charles 1,966,535
12 Daniel 1,878,252
13 Matthew 1,603,784
14 Anthony 1,385,387
15 Mark 1,344,894
16 Steven 1,281,105
17 Donald 1,273,701
18 Andrew 1,238,744
19 Paul 1,222,908
20 Joshua 1,220,238
21 Kenneth 1,181,915
22 Kevin 1,174,550
23 Brian 1,168,073
24 Timothy 1,069,731
25 Ronald 1,068,203
26 Jason 1,037,936
27 George 1,026,009
28 Edward 996,658
29 Jeffrey 976,173
30 Ryan 943,317
31 Jacob 929,626
32 Gary 899,760
33 Nicholas 888,597
34 Eric 878,474
35 Jonathan 848,340
36 Stephen 832,446
37 Larry 800,196
38 Justin 778,944
39 Scott 769,159
40 Brandon 761,817
41 Benjamin 731,020
42 Gregory 706,680
43 Samuel 695,485
44 Alexander 670,180
45 Patrick 660,526
46 Frank 626,864
47 Raymond 618,686
48 Dennis 608,143
49 Jerry 597,062
50 Tyler 593,039

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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