Most Popular Baby Boy Names Since 1957

In this article we'll look at what the most popular baby boy names are since 1957. 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 1957, with a total count for the number of births registered with that given name since 1957.

Rank Name Count
1 Michael 3,358,537
2 David 2,386,412
3 James 2,312,034
4 John 2,196,821
5 Robert 1,990,857
6 Christopher 1,983,654
7 William 1,723,506
8 Matthew 1,581,649
9 Daniel 1,547,505
10 Joseph 1,514,059
11 Joshua 1,226,875
12 Anthony 1,182,644
13 Thomas 1,156,790
14 Andrew 1,133,407
15 Brian 1,089,254
16 Kevin 1,082,201
17 Mark 1,066,141
18 Richard 1,056,518
19 Jason 1,038,641
20 Steven 965,924
21 Ryan 950,724
22 Jacob 927,781
23 Timothy 909,328
24 Charles 897,379
25 Nicholas 848,456
26 Eric 833,997
27 Jeffrey 832,022
28 Jonathan 829,838
29 Justin 779,150
30 Brandon 764,626
31 Scott 697,928
32 Benjamin 695,715
33 Paul 675,259
34 Alexander 657,561
35 Kenneth 626,154
36 Tyler 596,172
37 Samuel 578,361
38 Aaron 570,278
39 Adam 550,844
40 Stephen 549,213
41 Zachary 543,796
42 Gregory 542,414
43 Nathan 537,901
44 Patrick 524,907
45 Jose 507,121
46 Kyle 477,563
47 Ethan 461,810
48 Noah 458,334
49 Edward 447,885
50 Jeremy 440,999

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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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