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 4,309,253
2 James 4,100,129
3 John 3,813,228
4 Robert 3,754,519
5 David 3,462,141
6 William 2,992,717
7 Richard 2,154,444
8 Joseph 2,074,526
9 Christopher 2,046,824
10 Thomas 1,968,101
11 Daniel 1,860,606
12 Charles 1,733,265
13 Matthew 1,612,345
14 Anthony 1,361,007
15 Mark 1,342,457
16 Steven 1,281,284
17 Joshua 1,230,032
18 Andrew 1,224,403
19 Kevin 1,178,069
20 Brian 1,169,723
21 Paul 1,121,296
22 Kenneth 1,096,221
23 Timothy 1,070,960
24 Donald 1,069,801
25 Jason 1,042,577
26 Ronald 1,030,205
27 Jeffrey 977,351
28 Ryan 952,292
29 Jacob 939,944
30 Gary 896,132
31 Nicholas 886,554
32 Eric 880,124
33 Edward 857,653
34 Jonathan 856,054
35 George 841,656
36 Stephen 823,374
37 Larry 789,331
38 Justin 782,261
39 Scott 768,742
40 Brandon 765,598
41 Benjamin 739,568
42 Gregory 705,910
43 Samuel 681,823
44 Alexander 680,256
45 Patrick 652,937
46 Dennis 600,606
47 Tyler 597,526
48 Aaron 586,324
49 Jerry 572,830
50 Adam 557,111

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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