Most Popular Baby Boy Names Since 1977

In this article we'll look at what the most popular baby boy names are since 1977. 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 1977, with a total count for the number of births registered with that given name since 1977.

Rank Name Count
1 Michael 1,751,719
2 Christopher 1,382,600
3 Matthew 1,281,516
4 Joshua 1,158,711
5 David 1,080,866
6 Daniel 1,063,872
7 James 1,059,970
8 Joseph 976,423
9 John 952,778
10 Andrew 933,450
11 William 929,716
12 Jacob 904,209
13 Ryan 864,483
14 Robert 810,719
15 Anthony 803,262
16 Nicholas 798,181
17 Justin 728,518
18 Brandon 723,653
19 Jonathan 704,422
20 Jason 689,089
21 Alexander 623,314
22 Benjamin 617,678
23 Tyler 586,264
24 Kevin 584,049
25 Thomas 565,438
26 Brian 541,368
27 Zachary 530,511
28 Eric 506,472
29 Samuel 487,101
30 Nathan 483,136
31 Adam 476,634
32 Aaron 475,405
33 Ethan 456,673
34 Noah 452,961
35 Kyle 438,598
36 Steven 432,999
37 Charles 432,002
38 Timothy 423,572
39 Jose 410,141
40 Austin 406,816
41 Christian 403,543
42 Dylan 394,427
43 Jordan 382,496
44 Richard 381,047
45 Logan 364,663
46 Jeremy 358,837
47 Gabriel 343,477
48 Elijah 328,757
49 Mason 314,445
50 Mark 312,630

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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