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 2,833,897
2 Christopher 1,900,609
3 David 1,885,498
4 James 1,845,074
5 John 1,730,977
6 Matthew 1,542,208
7 Robert 1,541,857
8 William 1,418,881
9 Daniel 1,392,059
10 Joseph 1,333,342
11 Joshua 1,224,995
12 Andrew 1,086,837
13 Anthony 1,070,416
14 Jason 1,033,585
15 Brian 963,966
16 Ryan 948,569
17 Jacob 924,702
18 Kevin 920,874
19 Thomas 916,511
20 Nicholas 835,356
21 Jonathan 809,546
22 Richard 782,891
23 Justin 776,845
24 Eric 775,473
25 Steven 765,759
26 Brandon 763,607
27 Timothy 739,272
28 Mark 733,749
29 Charles 713,666
30 Benjamin 681,493
31 Jeffrey 663,214
32 Alexander 650,304
33 Tyler 595,133
34 Scott 567,044
35 Aaron 560,317
36 Samuel 549,204
37 Adam 544,615
38 Zachary 541,954
39 Nathan 529,411
40 Paul 521,260
41 Jose 485,165
42 Kyle 470,243
43 Kenneth 465,799
44 Patrick 461,873
45 Ethan 461,249
46 Noah 457,485
47 Stephen 447,119
48 Jeremy 440,163
49 Christian 429,995
50 Gregory 417,673

More Popular Baby Names

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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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