Most Popular Baby Boy Names Since 1932

In this article we'll look at what the most popular baby boy names are since 1932. 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 1932, with a total count for the number of births registered with that given name since 1932.

Rank Name Count
1 Michael 4,312,861
2 James 4,152,051
3 John 3,861,850
4 Robert 3,813,784
5 David 3,474,279
6 William 3,034,843
7 Richard 2,186,250
8 Joseph 2,093,094
9 Christopher 2,047,068
10 Thomas 1,984,937
11 Daniel 1,865,054
12 Charles 1,764,360
13 Matthew 1,613,047
14 Anthony 1,365,230
15 Mark 1,343,173
16 Steven 1,281,609
17 Joshua 1,230,143
18 Andrew 1,227,048
19 Kevin 1,178,190
20 Brian 1,169,843
21 Paul 1,133,366
22 Kenneth 1,107,961
23 Donald 1,099,587
24 Timothy 1,071,301
25 Jason 1,042,672
26 Ronald 1,041,346
27 Jeffrey 977,388
28 Ryan 952,306
29 Jacob 940,502
30 Gary 897,427
31 Nicholas 887,479
32 Eric 880,323
33 Edward 872,842
34 George 862,097
35 Jonathan 856,172
36 Stephen 824,763
37 Larry 792,156
38 Justin 782,344
39 Scott 768,915
40 Brandon 765,607
41 Benjamin 741,108
42 Gregory 706,193
43 Samuel 685,233
44 Alexander 681,031
45 Patrick 654,516
46 Dennis 602,027
47 Tyler 597,550
48 Aaron 586,838
49 Jerry 578,133
50 Adam 557,369

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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