Most Popular Baby Boy Names Since 1954

In this article we'll look at what the most popular baby boy names are since 1954. 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 1954, with a total count for the number of births registered with that given name since 1954.

Rank Name Count
1 Michael 3,626,150
2 David 2,633,910
3 James 2,567,407
4 John 2,438,927
5 Robert 2,244,849
6 Christopher 2,006,027
7 William 1,903,891
8 Daniel 1,625,889
9 Joseph 1,609,616
10 Matthew 1,591,983
11 Thomas 1,294,635
12 Joshua 1,227,551
13 Anthony 1,225,504
14 Richard 1,220,029
15 Mark 1,193,418
16 Andrew 1,151,669
17 Kevin 1,136,453
18 Brian 1,122,107
19 Steven 1,078,798
20 Jason 1,039,783
21 Charles 1,005,436
22 Timothy 970,780
23 Ryan 951,225
24 Jacob 929,456
25 Jeffrey 896,884
26 Nicholas 855,223
27 Eric 848,077
28 Jonathan 838,719
29 Justin 779,888
30 Brandon 765,060
31 Paul 755,069
32 Scott 731,380
33 Kenneth 706,518
34 Benjamin 703,085
35 Alexander 661,204
36 Stephen 614,431
37 Gregory 600,940
38 Tyler 596,539
39 Samuel 595,112
40 Aaron 573,628
41 Patrick 555,032
42 Adam 551,870
43 Zachary 544,545
44 Nathan 540,910
45 Jose 517,063
46 Ronald 516,461
47 Donald 514,687
48 Edward 506,105
49 Gary 490,146
50 Kyle 478,840

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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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