Most Popular Baby Boy Names Since 1965

In this article we'll look at what the most popular baby boy names are since 1965. 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 1965, with a total count for the number of births registered with that given name since 1965.

Rank Name Count
1 Michael 2,667,477
2 Christopher 1,862,620
3 David 1,731,974
4 James 1,700,715
5 John 1,569,802
6 Matthew 1,525,189
7 Robert 1,401,838
8 Daniel 1,342,891
9 William 1,330,179
10 Joseph 1,272,686
11 Joshua 1,224,233
12 Andrew 1,066,816
13 Anthony 1,030,042
14 Jason 1,029,975
15 Ryan 947,406
16 Jacob 923,690
17 Brian 915,657
18 Kevin 860,890
19 Thomas 846,556
20 Nicholas 831,153
21 Jonathan 800,435
22 Justin 775,854
23 Brandon 763,043
24 Eric 747,637
25 Steven 706,711
26 Richard 702,013
27 Timothy 683,980
28 Benjamin 676,637
29 Charles 660,978
30 Alexander 647,707
31 Mark 639,130
32 Jeffrey 600,768
33 Tyler 594,542
34 Aaron 555,857
35 Zachary 541,293
36 Samuel 540,217
37 Adam 539,418
38 Nathan 526,368
39 Scott 508,125
40 Jose 477,174
41 Paul 467,701
42 Kyle 467,133
43 Ethan 460,911
44 Noah 457,223
45 Jeremy 439,749
46 Patrick 435,102
47 Christian 428,612
48 Stephen 417,162
49 Kenneth 415,701
50 Austin 410,087

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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