Most Popular Baby Boy Names Since 1953

In this article we'll look at what the most popular baby boy names are since 1953. 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 1953, with a total count for the number of births registered with that given name since 1953.

Rank Name Count
1 Michael 3,710,351
2 David 2,710,030
3 James 2,653,487
4 John 2,519,097
5 Robert 2,331,096
6 Christopher 2,012,103
7 William 1,965,731
8 Daniel 1,649,378
9 Joseph 1,638,886
10 Matthew 1,594,358
11 Thomas 1,341,639
12 Richard 1,278,422
13 Anthony 1,237,199
14 Joshua 1,227,717
15 Mark 1,222,757
16 Andrew 1,157,295
17 Kevin 1,146,464
18 Brian 1,128,772
19 Steven 1,112,520
20 Charles 1,043,858
21 Jason 1,040,059
22 Timothy 985,965
23 Ryan 951,371
24 Jacob 930,047
25 Jeffrey 912,830
26 Nicholas 857,581
27 Eric 852,007
28 Jonathan 841,055
29 Paul 780,577
30 Justin 780,060
31 Brandon 765,173
32 Scott 738,868
33 Kenneth 732,026
34 Benjamin 705,499
35 Alexander 662,465
36 Stephen 636,240
37 Gregory 617,099
38 Samuel 600,538
39 Tyler 596,640
40 Aaron 574,527
41 Patrick 564,500
42 Adam 552,194
43 Zachary 544,706
44 Ronald 544,172
45 Donald 543,051
46 Nathan 541,716
47 Gary 527,114
48 Edward 525,085
49 Jose 520,076
50 Kyle 479,200

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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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