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Most Popular Baby Boy Names Since 1934

In this article we'll look at what the most popular baby boy names are since 1934. 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 1934, with a total count for the number of births registered with that given name since 1934.

Rank Name Count
1 Michael 4,296,877
2 James 4,036,991
3 John 3,759,075
4 Robert 3,696,245
5 David 3,442,375
6 William 2,942,386
7 Richard 2,121,436
8 Joseph 2,049,595
9 Christopher 2,041,082
10 Thomas 1,945,135
11 Daniel 1,847,248
12 Charles 1,698,386
13 Matthew 1,604,739
14 Anthony 1,350,478
15 Mark 1,340,344
16 Steven 1,279,649
17 Joshua 1,224,784
18 Andrew 1,216,935
19 Kevin 1,175,877
20 Brian 1,168,403
21 Paul 1,108,118
22 Kenneth 1,083,518
23 Timothy 1,068,787
24 Donald 1,040,957
25 Jason 1,039,902
26 Ronald 1,017,615
27 Jeffrey 976,638
28 Ryan 947,909
29 Jacob 931,802
30 Gary 893,643
31 Nicholas 882,043
32 Eric 878,341
33 Jonathan 851,752
34 Edward 842,121
35 Stephen 821,142
36 George 820,680
37 Larry 785,816
38 Justin 780,095
39 Scott 768,090
40 Brandon 763,823
41 Benjamin 727,314
42 Gregory 705,049
43 Alexander 670,924
44 Samuel 670,372
45 Patrick 649,661
46 Dennis 598,504
47 Tyler 595,257
48 Aaron 581,364
49 Jerry 566,429
50 Adam 553,251

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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