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 2,732,249
2 Christopher 1,870,912
3 David 1,791,447
4 James 1,749,357
5 John 1,636,286
6 Matthew 1,519,728
7 Robert 1,463,391
8 William 1,351,044
9 Daniel 1,349,125
10 Joseph 1,287,412
11 Joshua 1,214,010
12 Andrew 1,066,623
13 Anthony 1,036,881
14 Jason 1,026,643
15 Ryan 938,848
16 Brian 937,493
17 Jacob 908,213
18 Kevin 886,101
19 Thomas 867,898
20 Nicholas 825,776
21 Jonathan 796,490
22 Justin 772,131
23 Brandon 759,467
24 Eric 758,868
25 Richard 738,673
26 Steven 733,583
27 Timothy 708,351
28 Mark 681,580
29 Charles 675,039
30 Benjamin 656,509
31 Alexander 630,981
32 Jeffrey 630,098
33 Tyler 590,173
34 Aaron 548,924
35 Zachary 536,807
36 Scott 535,693
37 Adam 535,010
38 Samuel 527,841
39 Nathan 516,946
40 Paul 491,885
41 Jose 473,185
42 Kyle 466,923
43 Patrick 446,323
44 Ethan 444,038
45 Kenneth 437,902
46 Jeremy 437,062
47 Stephen 430,266
48 Christian 420,291
49 Noah 420,001
50 Sean 406,482

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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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