Most Popular Baby Boy Names Since 1935

In this article we'll look at what the most popular baby boy names are since 1935. 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 1935, with a total count for the number of births registered with that given name since 1935.

Rank Name Count
1 Michael 4,301,600
2 James 3,994,762
3 John 3,720,268
4 Robert 3,644,462
5 David 3,436,116
6 William 2,913,496
7 Richard 2,089,948
8 Christopher 2,046,347
9 Joseph 2,040,260
10 Thomas 1,934,232
11 Daniel 1,851,794
12 Charles 1,674,486
13 Matthew 1,611,154
14 Anthony 1,353,192
15 Mark 1,341,061
16 Steven 1,280,666
17 Joshua 1,229,824
18 Andrew 1,219,614
19 Kevin 1,177,786
20 Brian 1,169,386
21 Paul 1,097,248
22 Kenneth 1,073,016
23 Timothy 1,070,278
24 Jason 1,042,405
25 Donald 1,010,951
26 Ronald 1,004,059
27 Jeffrey 977,268
28 Ryan 952,268
29 Jacob 938,858
30 Gary 890,523
31 Nicholas 884,793
32 Eric 879,631
33 Jonathan 855,795
34 Edward 829,941
35 Stephen 820,629
36 George 804,804
37 Justin 782,094
38 Larry 781,607
39 Scott 768,403
40 Brandon 765,580
41 Benjamin 736,674
42 Gregory 705,327
43 Alexander 678,981
44 Samuel 675,577
45 Patrick 649,660
46 Tyler 597,494
47 Dennis 596,868
48 Aaron 585,383
49 Jerry 559,632
50 Adam 556,639

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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