Most Popular Baby Boy Names Since 1958

In this article we'll look at what the most popular baby boy names are since 1958. 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 1958, with a total count for the number of births registered with that given name since 1958.

Rank Name Count
1 Michael 3,247,949
2 David 2,288,454
3 James 2,203,330
4 John 2,101,754
5 Christopher 1,963,339
6 Robert 1,900,665
7 William 1,643,299
8 Matthew 1,561,980
9 Daniel 1,502,071
10 Joseph 1,466,409
11 Joshua 1,215,989
12 Anthony 1,152,304
13 Andrew 1,115,718
14 Thomas 1,099,088
15 Brian 1,069,394
16 Kevin 1,053,772
17 Jason 1,032,763
18 Mark 1,010,517
19 Richard 1,000,649
20 Ryan 941,372
21 Steven 926,262
22 Jacob 911,239
23 Timothy 880,872
24 Charles 851,282
25 Nicholas 838,812
26 Eric 824,047
27 Jonathan 818,205
28 Jeffrey 806,660
29 Justin 774,636
30 Brandon 760,616
31 Scott 681,242
32 Benjamin 670,590
33 Paul 645,569
34 Alexander 638,283
35 Kenneth 595,451
36 Tyler 591,353
37 Aaron 559,619
38 Samuel 556,287
39 Adam 543,158
40 Zachary 538,685
41 Stephen 527,636
42 Nathan 525,757
43 Gregory 519,753
44 Patrick 511,078
45 Jose 495,688
46 Kyle 474,842
47 Ethan 444,670
48 Jeremy 438,007
49 Edward 425,707
50 Christian 423,889

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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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