Most Popular Baby Boy Names Since 1962

In this article we'll look at what the most popular baby boy names are since 1962. 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 1962, with a total count for the number of births registered with that given name since 1962.

Rank Name Count
1 Michael 2,910,109
2 David 1,959,084
3 Christopher 1,912,596
4 James 1,905,594
5 John 1,801,466
6 Robert 1,608,002
7 Matthew 1,542,473
8 William 1,452,465
9 Daniel 1,408,562
10 Joseph 1,355,655
11 Joshua 1,220,185
12 Andrew 1,090,413
13 Anthony 1,083,969
14 Jason 1,032,290
15 Brian 986,033
16 Kevin 947,159
17 Thomas 946,565
18 Ryan 944,595
19 Jacob 917,573
20 Nicholas 833,883
21 Richard 820,633
22 Jonathan 809,631
23 Steven 795,103
24 Eric 786,270
25 Mark 785,833
26 Justin 775,290
27 Timothy 764,537
28 Brandon 762,037
29 Charles 735,358
30 Jeffrey 696,064
31 Benjamin 673,159
32 Alexander 642,851
33 Scott 597,269
34 Tyler 593,113
35 Aaron 557,836
36 Samuel 545,409
37 Paul 543,742
38 Adam 543,140
39 Zachary 540,049
40 Nathan 525,423
41 Kenneth 489,737
42 Jose 485,003
43 Kyle 471,149
44 Patrick 470,659
45 Stephen 461,828
46 Ethan 453,110
47 Gregory 439,025
48 Noah 439,005
49 Jeremy 438,906
50 Christian 426,205

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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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