Most Popular Baby Boy Names Since 1975

In this article we'll look at what the most popular baby boy names are since 1975. 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 1975, with a total count for the number of births registered with that given name since 1975.

Rank Name Count
1 Michael 1,878,288
2 Christopher 1,468,867
3 Matthew 1,333,023
4 Joshua 1,185,002
5 David 1,151,592
6 James 1,125,840
7 Daniel 1,103,369
8 Joseph 1,014,858
9 John 1,013,947
10 William 968,451
11 Andrew 954,407
12 Jacob 904,742
13 Ryan 892,912
14 Robert 875,809
15 Anthony 829,814
16 Nicholas 801,349
17 Jason 791,363
18 Justin 745,498
19 Brandon 736,767
20 Jonathan 722,474
21 Benjamin 627,067
22 Alexander 619,526
23 Kevin 618,550
24 Brian 601,339
25 Thomas 591,646
26 Tyler 586,337
27 Eric 546,106
28 Zachary 532,601
29 Nathan 493,299
30 Aaron 492,809
31 Adam 491,607
32 Samuel 488,411
33 Steven 465,383
34 Charles 454,623
35 Timothy 454,331
36 Ethan 449,512
37 Kyle 443,936
38 Noah 435,468
39 Jose 420,180
40 Richard 413,828
41 Austin 404,404
42 Christian 403,834
43 Jeremy 392,747
44 Dylan 388,582
45 Jordan 379,531
46 Logan 357,287
47 Mark 343,472
48 Gabriel 342,027
49 Jeffrey 338,642
50 Patrick 320,872

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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