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Most Popular Baby Boy Names Since 1927

In this article we'll look at what the most popular baby boy names are since 1927. 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 1927, with a total count for the number of births registered with that given name since 1927.

Rank Name Count
1 James 4,403,753
2 Michael 4,321,736
3 John 4,116,613
4 Robert 4,114,578
5 David 3,521,318
6 William 3,262,518
7 Richard 2,333,716
8 Joseph 2,192,619
9 Thomas 2,062,213
10 Christopher 2,042,862
11 Charles 1,913,382
12 Daniel 1,878,253
13 Matthew 1,609,588
14 Anthony 1,382,028
15 Mark 1,344,938
16 Steven 1,281,859
17 Andrew 1,237,354
18 Donald 1,234,062
19 Joshua 1,225,491
20 Paul 1,196,448
21 Kevin 1,176,537
22 Brian 1,169,149
23 Kenneth 1,162,791
24 Timothy 1,071,041
25 Ronald 1,064,741
26 Jason 1,040,570
27 Jeffrey 976,843
28 George 976,315
29 Edward 958,932
30 Ryan 947,992
31 Jacob 936,312
32 Gary 899,792
33 Nicholas 889,770
34 Eric 879,826
35 Jonathan 852,532
36 Stephen 830,580
37 Larry 798,932
38 Justin 780,835
39 Scott 769,244
40 Brandon 763,907
41 Benjamin 738,844
42 Gregory 706,829
43 Samuel 695,402
44 Alexander 677,149
45 Patrick 659,930
46 Dennis 606,859
47 Frank 597,730
48 Tyler 595,422
49 Raymond 594,423
50 Jerry 593,853

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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