Most Popular Baby Boy Names Since 1968

In this article we'll look at what the most popular baby boy names are since 1968. 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 1968, with a total count for the number of births registered with that given name since 1968.

Rank Name Count
1 Michael 2,424,026
2 Christopher 1,780,686
3 David 1,530,888
4 James 1,506,148
5 Matthew 1,490,813
6 John 1,371,621
7 Daniel 1,272,568
8 Robert 1,223,013
9 Joshua 1,222,722
10 William 1,214,186
11 Joseph 1,191,114
12 Andrew 1,036,931
13 Jason 1,017,983
14 Anthony 968,194
15 Ryan 942,819
16 Jacob 922,299
17 Brian 835,183
18 Nicholas 824,645
19 Jonathan 786,123
20 Kevin 782,503
21 Justin 774,264
22 Brandon 761,766
23 Thomas 757,655
24 Eric 696,491
25 Benjamin 669,416
26 Alexander 643,556
27 Steven 623,983
28 Timothy 598,114
29 Richard 597,114
30 Charles 593,934
31 Tyler 593,495
32 Aaron 547,933
33 Zachary 540,282
34 Adam 531,828
35 Mark 531,139
36 Samuel 527,431
37 Nathan 522,093
38 Jeffrey 512,888
39 Jose 464,602
40 Kyle 461,868
41 Ethan 460,368
42 Noah 456,790
43 Jeremy 438,785
44 Scott 431,104
45 Christian 425,671
46 Austin 409,474
47 Dylan 397,169
48 Patrick 396,772
49 Paul 396,355
50 Sean 386,564

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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