Most Popular Baby Boy Names Since 1969

In this article we'll look at what the most popular baby boy names are since 1969. 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 1969, with a total count for the number of births registered with that given name since 1969.

Rank Name Count
1 Michael 2,324,161
2 Christopher 1,737,877
3 Matthew 1,460,531
4 David 1,451,598
5 James 1,421,069
6 John 1,294,640
7 Daniel 1,232,440
8 Joshua 1,211,379
9 Robert 1,156,357
10 William 1,153,867
11 Joseph 1,149,873
12 Andrew 1,015,671
13 Jason 1,005,389
14 Anthony 934,664
15 Ryan 931,575
16 Jacob 905,746
17 Nicholas 814,639
18 Brian 802,897
19 Jonathan 771,723
20 Justin 768,940
21 Brandon 757,126
22 Kevin 754,479
23 Thomas 717,109
24 Eric 674,656
25 Benjamin 643,762
26 Alexander 623,765
27 Steven 595,649
28 Tyler 588,382
29 Timothy 567,873
30 Richard 560,691
31 Charles 560,516
32 Aaron 535,193
33 Zachary 535,122
34 Adam 522,027
35 Nathan 509,515
36 Samuel 506,467
37 Mark 492,901
38 Jeffrey 483,124
39 Kyle 458,234
40 Jose 451,848
41 Ethan 443,121
42 Jeremy 435,245
43 Noah 419,255
44 Christian 414,858
45 Scott 404,134
46 Austin 402,175
47 Dylan 383,632
48 Patrick 380,227
49 Jordan 377,273
50 Sean 375,704

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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