Most Popular Baby Boy Names Since 1933

In this article we'll look at what the most popular baby boy names are since 1933. 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 1933, with a total count for the number of births registered with that given name since 1933.

Rank Name Count
1 Michael 4,291,383
2 James 4,075,734
3 John 3,797,168
4 Robert 3,746,066
5 David 3,446,557
6 William 2,969,347
7 Richard 2,151,004
8 Joseph 2,058,688
9 Christopher 2,035,480
10 Thomas 1,954,994
11 Daniel 1,842,493
12 Charles 1,721,424
13 Matthew 1,597,900
14 Anthony 1,347,712
15 Mark 1,339,639
16 Steven 1,278,445
17 Joshua 1,219,419
18 Andrew 1,213,709
19 Kevin 1,173,915
20 Brian 1,167,370
21 Paul 1,118,600
22 Kenneth 1,093,559
23 Donald 1,068,933
24 Timothy 1,067,230
25 Jason 1,037,138
26 Ronald 1,029,178
27 Jeffrey 975,951
28 Ryan 943,217
29 Jacob 923,944
30 Gary 895,646
31 Nicholas 879,107
32 Eric 876,798
33 Edward 854,178
34 Jonathan 847,467
35 George 836,262
36 Stephen 821,512
37 Larry 788,801
38 Justin 778,046
39 Scott 767,803
40 Brandon 761,718
41 Benjamin 716,935
42 Gregory 704,699
43 Samuel 664,980
44 Alexander 662,239
45 Patrick 649,457
46 Dennis 599,809
47 Tyler 592,848
48 Aaron 577,010
49 Jerry 572,146
50 Adam 549,852

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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