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 4,415,781
2 Michael 4,330,565
3 John 4,124,543
4 Robert 4,118,629
5 David 3,529,059
6 William 3,273,800
7 Richard 2,335,389
8 Joseph 2,200,390
9 Thomas 2,068,678
10 Christopher 2,048,397
11 Charles 1,919,271
12 Daniel 1,887,300
13 Matthew 1,616,613
14 Anthony 1,388,582
15 Mark 1,346,358
16 Steven 1,283,198
17 Andrew 1,242,478
18 Donald 1,234,464
19 Joshua 1,230,637
20 Paul 1,197,774
21 Kevin 1,178,597
22 Brian 1,170,319
23 Kenneth 1,164,088
24 Timothy 1,072,868
25 Ronald 1,065,270
26 Jason 1,043,164
27 George 978,935
28 Jeffrey 977,520
29 Edward 960,668
30 Ryan 952,364
31 Jacob 943,915
32 Gary 900,026
33 Nicholas 893,393
34 Eric 881,375
35 Jonathan 856,707
36 Stephen 831,491
37 Larry 799,195
38 Justin 782,902
39 Scott 769,728
40 Brandon 765,670
41 Benjamin 749,686
42 Gregory 707,436
43 Samuel 703,744
44 Alexander 685,822
45 Patrick 661,633
46 Dennis 607,276
47 Frank 598,434
48 Tyler 597,674
49 Raymond 595,385
50 Jerry 594,189

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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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