Most Popular Baby Boy Names Since 1929

In this article we'll look at what the most popular baby boy names are since 1929. 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 1929, with a total count for the number of births registered with that given name since 1929.

Rank Name Count
1 Michael 4,323,361
2 James 4,309,351
3 John 4,014,832
4 Robert 3,996,255
5 David 3,509,640
6 William 3,173,199
7 Richard 2,279,825
8 Joseph 2,154,571
9 Christopher 2,047,846
10 Thomas 2,035,070
11 Daniel 1,878,249
12 Charles 1,856,090
13 Matthew 1,615,039
14 Anthony 1,378,946
15 Mark 1,345,006
16 Steven 1,282,511
17 Andrew 1,235,897
18 Joshua 1,230,402
19 Donald 1,184,926
20 Kevin 1,178,462
21 Paul 1,171,006
22 Brian 1,170,140
23 Kenneth 1,142,071
24 Timothy 1,072,246
25 Ronald 1,058,183
26 Jason 1,042,980
27 Jeffrey 977,458
28 Ryan 952,341
29 Jacob 942,343
30 George 928,587
31 Edward 923,062
32 Gary 899,668
33 Nicholas 890,904
34 Eric 880,946
35 Jonathan 856,483
36 Stephen 828,710
37 Larry 797,291
38 Justin 782,642
39 Scott 769,364
40 Brandon 765,644
41 Benjamin 745,955
42 Gregory 706,934
43 Samuel 695,712
44 Alexander 683,682
45 Patrick 659,060
46 Dennis 605,400
47 Tyler 597,618
48 Jerry 589,386
49 Aaron 588,264
50 Raymond 570,630

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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