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 4,283,730
2 James 3,970,367
3 John 3,704,208
4 Robert 3,636,009
5 David 3,420,532
6 William 2,890,126
7 Richard 2,086,508
8 Christopher 2,035,003
9 Joseph 2,024,422
10 Thomas 1,921,125
11 Daniel 1,833,681
12 Charles 1,662,645
13 Matthew 1,596,709
14 Anthony 1,339,897
15 Mark 1,338,243
16 Steven 1,277,827
17 Joshua 1,219,211
18 Andrew 1,208,920
19 Kevin 1,173,632
20 Brian 1,167,033
21 Paul 1,094,552
22 Kenneth 1,070,354
23 Timothy 1,066,548
24 Jason 1,036,966
25 Donald 1,010,083
26 Ronald 1,003,032
27 Jeffrey 975,868
28 Ryan 943,193
29 Jacob 922,858
30 Gary 890,037
31 Nicholas 877,346
32 Eric 876,305
33 Jonathan 847,208
34 Edward 826,466
35 Stephen 818,767
36 George 799,410
37 Larry 781,077
38 Justin 777,879
39 Scott 767,464
40 Brandon 761,700
41 Benjamin 714,041
42 Gregory 704,116
43 Alexander 660,964
44 Samuel 658,734
45 Patrick 646,180
46 Dennis 596,071
47 Tyler 592,816
48 Aaron 576,069
49 Jerry 558,948
50 Adam 549,380

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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