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 3,072,161
2 David 2,121,932
3 James 2,045,987
4 John 1,949,357
5 Christopher 1,939,367
6 Robert 1,748,868
7 Matthew 1,549,054
8 William 1,537,720
9 Daniel 1,451,334
10 Joseph 1,406,780
11 Joshua 1,215,386
12 Anthony 1,116,923
13 Andrew 1,101,526
14 Jason 1,031,448
15 Brian 1,029,397
16 Thomas 1,016,751
17 Kevin 1,002,351
18 Ryan 940,662
19 Jacob 910,174
20 Richard 903,531
21 Mark 900,933
22 Steven 859,732
23 Nicholas 834,433
24 Timothy 821,349
25 Jonathan 812,043
26 Eric 806,134
27 Charles 788,266
28 Justin 773,987
29 Brandon 760,295
30 Jeffrey 756,178
31 Benjamin 666,003
32 Scott 642,332
33 Alexander 635,936
34 Paul 593,626
35 Tyler 591,062
36 Aaron 556,674
37 Samuel 546,288
38 Kenneth 542,158
39 Adam 542,105
40 Zachary 538,187
41 Nathan 523,140
42 Stephen 493,189
43 Patrick 490,292
44 Jose 488,700
45 Gregory 480,086
46 Kyle 472,683
47 Ethan 444,513
48 Jeremy 437,779
49 Christian 422,882
50 Noah 420,531

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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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