Most Popular Baby Boy Names Since 1930

In this article we'll look at what the most popular baby boy names are since 1930. 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 1930, with a total count for the number of births registered with that given name since 1930.

Rank Name Count
1 Michael 4,302,025
2 James 4,232,830
3 John 3,946,659
4 Robert 3,927,998
5 David 3,482,754
6 William 3,102,021
7 Richard 2,246,812
8 Joseph 2,117,567
9 Christopher 2,036,228
10 Thomas 2,005,688
11 Daniel 1,855,767
12 Charles 1,814,317
13 Matthew 1,599,867
14 Anthony 1,360,917
15 Mark 1,341,611
16 Steven 1,279,375
17 Andrew 1,222,125
18 Joshua 1,219,715
19 Kevin 1,174,232
20 Brian 1,167,676
21 Donald 1,156,872
22 Paul 1,155,880
23 Kenneth 1,128,569
24 Timothy 1,068,224
25 Ronald 1,052,680
26 Jason 1,037,422
27 Jeffrey 976,039
28 Ryan 943,260
29 Jacob 925,696
30 Edward 902,364
31 George 900,175
32 Gary 898,645
33 Nicholas 882,266
34 Eric 877,416
35 Jonathan 847,805
36 Stephen 825,491
37 Larry 795,493
38 Justin 778,319
39 Scott 768,260
40 Brandon 761,751
41 Benjamin 721,627
42 Gregory 705,486
43 Samuel 675,302
44 Alexander 664,680
45 Patrick 654,138
46 Dennis 603,606
47 Tyler 592,921
48 Jerry 585,710
49 Aaron 578,481
50 Raymond 556,773

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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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