Most Popular Baby Boy Names Since 1940
In this article we'll look at what the most popular baby boy names are since 1940. 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 1940, with a total count for the number of births registered with that given name since 1940.
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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
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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