Most Popular Baby Boy Names Since 1960

In this article we'll look at what the most popular baby boy names are since 1960. 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 1960, with a total count for the number of births registered with that given name since 1960.

Rank Name Count
1 Michael 3,081,202
2 David 2,129,775
3 James 2,058,354
4 John 1,957,487
5 Christopher 1,945,176
6 Robert 1,753,270
7 Matthew 1,556,474
8 William 1,549,808
9 Daniel 1,460,400
10 Joseph 1,414,847
11 Joshua 1,220,853
12 Anthony 1,123,664
13 Andrew 1,107,096
14 Jason 1,034,293
15 Brian 1,030,580
16 Thomas 1,023,393
17 Kevin 1,004,445
18 Ryan 945,365
19 Jacob 918,571
20 Richard 905,298
21 Mark 902,331
22 Steven 861,232
23 Nicholas 838,257
24 Timothy 823,252
25 Jonathan 816,455
26 Eric 807,911
27 Charles 794,218
28 Justin 776,135
29 Brandon 762,412
30 Jeffrey 756,901
31 Benjamin 677,794
32 Alexander 645,280
33 Scott 642,787
34 Paul 594,996
35 Tyler 593,488
36 Aaron 561,492
37 Samuel 554,789
38 Adam 545,739
39 Kenneth 543,523
40 Zachary 540,762
41 Nathan 528,541
42 Stephen 494,140
43 Jose 492,671
44 Patrick 492,069
45 Gregory 480,690
46 Kyle 473,569
47 Ethan 453,317
48 Noah 439,270
49 Jeremy 439,250
50 Christian 427,471

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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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