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 3,608,280
2 David 2,618,326
3 James 2,543,012
4 John 2,422,867
5 Robert 2,236,396
6 Christopher 1,994,683
7 William 1,880,521
8 Daniel 1,607,776
9 Joseph 1,593,778
10 Matthew 1,577,538
11 Thomas 1,281,528
12 Joshua 1,216,938
13 Richard 1,216,589
14 Anthony 1,212,209
15 Mark 1,190,600
16 Andrew 1,140,975
17 Kevin 1,132,299
18 Brian 1,119,754
19 Steven 1,075,959
20 Jason 1,034,344
21 Charles 993,595
22 Timothy 967,050
23 Ryan 942,150
24 Jacob 913,456
25 Jeffrey 895,484
26 Nicholas 847,776
27 Eric 844,751
28 Jonathan 830,132
29 Justin 775,673
30 Brandon 761,180
31 Paul 752,373
32 Scott 730,441
33 Kenneth 703,856
34 Benjamin 680,452
35 Alexander 643,187
36 Stephen 612,569
37 Gregory 599,729
38 Tyler 591,861
39 Samuel 578,269
40 Aaron 564,314
41 Patrick 551,552
42 Adam 544,611
43 Zachary 539,725
44 Nathan 529,989
45 Ronald 515,434
46 Donald 513,819
47 Jose 509,102
48 Edward 502,630
49 Gary 489,660
50 Kyle 477,150

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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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