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 2,342,031
2 Christopher 1,749,221
3 Matthew 1,474,976
4 David 1,467,182
5 James 1,445,464
6 John 1,310,700
7 Daniel 1,250,553
8 Joshua 1,221,992
9 William 1,177,237
10 Joseph 1,165,711
11 Robert 1,164,810
12 Andrew 1,026,365
13 Jason 1,010,828
14 Anthony 947,959
15 Ryan 940,650
16 Jacob 921,746
17 Nicholas 822,086
18 Brian 805,250
19 Jonathan 780,310
20 Justin 773,155
21 Brandon 761,006
22 Kevin 758,633
23 Thomas 730,216
24 Eric 677,982
25 Benjamin 666,395
26 Alexander 641,782
27 Steven 598,488
28 Tyler 593,060
29 Charles 572,357
30 Timothy 571,603
31 Richard 564,131
32 Aaron 544,507
33 Zachary 539,942
34 Adam 529,286
35 Samuel 523,310
36 Nathan 520,436
37 Mark 495,719
38 Jeffrey 484,524
39 Ethan 460,196
40 Kyle 459,924
41 Jose 459,809
42 Noah 456,615
43 Jeremy 438,145
44 Christian 423,889
45 Austin 409,278
46 Scott 405,073
47 Dylan 397,048
48 Jordan 385,132
49 Patrick 383,707
50 Sean 377,389

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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

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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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