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 4,521,669
2 Michael 4,337,812
3 Robert 4,240,656
4 John 4,237,849
5 David 3,547,016
6 William 3,379,026
7 Richard 2,383,803
8 Joseph 2,248,766
9 Thomas 2,101,962
10 Christopher 2,048,953
11 Charles 1,978,376
12 Daniel 1,896,365
13 Matthew 1,618,229
14 Anthony 1,398,682
15 Mark 1,347,712
16 Steven 1,283,944
17 Donald 1,274,569
18 Andrew 1,249,438
19 Joshua 1,230,851
20 Paul 1,225,604
21 Kenneth 1,184,577
22 Kevin 1,178,704
23 Brian 1,170,426
24 Timothy 1,073,461
25 Ronald 1,069,230
26 Jason 1,043,375
27 George 1,031,403
28 Edward 1,000,133
29 Jeffrey 977,573
30 Ryan 952,392
31 Jacob 945,626
32 Gary 900,246
33 Nicholas 896,044
34 Eric 881,800
35 Jonathan 856,927
36 Stephen 834,308
37 Larry 800,726
38 Justin 783,159
39 Scott 770,098
40 Brandon 765,697
41 Benjamin 753,653
42 Samuel 712,328
43 Gregory 707,891
44 Alexander 688,197
45 Patrick 664,006
46 Frank 628,256
47 Raymond 620,636
48 Jack 610,351
49 Dennis 608,940
50 Jerry 597,746

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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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