Most Popular Baby Boy Names Since 1963

In this article we'll look at what the most popular baby boy names are since 1963. 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 1963, with a total count for the number of births registered with that given name since 1963.

Rank Name Count
1 Michael 2,816,027
2 Christopher 1,889,265
3 David 1,869,914
4 James 1,820,679
5 John 1,714,917
6 Robert 1,533,404
7 Matthew 1,527,763
8 William 1,395,511
9 Daniel 1,373,946
10 Joseph 1,317,504
11 Joshua 1,214,382
12 Andrew 1,076,143
13 Anthony 1,057,121
14 Jason 1,028,146
15 Brian 961,613
16 Ryan 939,494
17 Kevin 916,720
18 Jacob 908,702
19 Thomas 903,404
20 Nicholas 827,909
21 Jonathan 800,959
22 Richard 779,451
23 Justin 772,630
24 Eric 772,147
25 Steven 762,920
26 Brandon 759,727
27 Timothy 735,542
28 Mark 730,931
29 Charles 701,825
30 Jeffrey 661,814
31 Benjamin 658,860
32 Alexander 632,287
33 Tyler 590,455
34 Scott 566,105
35 Aaron 551,003
36 Adam 537,356
37 Zachary 537,134
38 Samuel 532,361
39 Paul 518,564
40 Nathan 518,490
41 Jose 477,204
42 Kyle 468,553
43 Kenneth 463,137
44 Patrick 458,393
45 Stephen 445,257
46 Ethan 444,174
47 Jeremy 437,263
48 Christian 420,964
49 Noah 420,125
50 Gregory 416,462

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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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