Most Popular Baby Boy Names Since 1964

In this article we'll look at what the most popular baby boy names are since 1964. 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 1964, with a total count for the number of births registered with that given name since 1964.

Rank Name Count
1 Michael 2,750,119
2 Christopher 1,882,256
3 David 1,807,031
4 James 1,773,752
5 John 1,652,346
6 Matthew 1,534,173
7 Robert 1,471,844
8 William 1,374,414
9 Daniel 1,367,238
10 Joseph 1,303,250
11 Joshua 1,224,623
12 Andrew 1,077,317
13 Anthony 1,050,176
14 Jason 1,032,082
15 Ryan 947,923
16 Brian 939,846
17 Jacob 924,213
18 Kevin 890,255
19 Thomas 881,005
20 Nicholas 833,223
21 Jonathan 805,077
22 Justin 776,346
23 Brandon 763,347
24 Eric 762,194
25 Richard 742,113
26 Steven 736,422
27 Timothy 712,081
28 Charles 686,880
29 Mark 684,398
30 Benjamin 679,142
31 Alexander 648,998
32 Jeffrey 631,498
33 Tyler 594,851
34 Aaron 558,238
35 Samuel 544,684
36 Adam 542,269
37 Zachary 541,627
38 Scott 536,632
39 Nathan 527,867
40 Paul 494,581
41 Jose 481,146
42 Kyle 468,613
43 Ethan 461,113
44 Noah 457,361
45 Patrick 449,803
46 Kenneth 440,564
47 Jeremy 439,962
48 Stephen 432,128
49 Christian 429,322
50 Austin 410,300

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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