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 1,887,117
2 Christopher 1,474,402
3 Matthew 1,340,048
4 Joshua 1,190,148
5 David 1,159,333
6 James 1,137,868
7 Daniel 1,112,416
8 Joseph 1,022,629
9 John 1,021,877
10 William 979,733
11 Andrew 959,531
12 Jacob 912,345
13 Ryan 897,284
14 Robert 879,860
15 Anthony 836,368
16 Nicholas 804,972
17 Jason 793,957
18 Justin 747,565
19 Brandon 738,530
20 Jonathan 726,649
21 Benjamin 637,909
22 Alexander 628,199
23 Kevin 620,610
24 Brian 602,509
25 Thomas 598,111
26 Tyler 588,589
27 Eric 547,655
28 Zachary 534,846
29 Nathan 498,819
30 Aaron 497,305
31 Samuel 496,753
32 Adam 495,232
33 Steven 466,722
34 Charles 460,512
35 Ethan 457,783
36 Timothy 456,158
37 Noah 454,089
38 Kyle 444,740
39 Jose 424,170
40 Richard 415,501
41 Christian 408,276
42 Austin 407,755
43 Dylan 395,280
44 Jeremy 394,176
45 Jordan 383,409
46 Logan 364,862
47 Gabriel 349,213
48 Mark 344,892
49 Jeffrey 339,319
50 Elijah 329,321

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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