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 1,733,849
2 Christopher 1,371,256
3 Matthew 1,267,071
4 Joshua 1,148,098
5 David 1,065,282
6 Daniel 1,045,759
7 James 1,035,575
8 Joseph 960,585
9 John 936,718
10 Andrew 922,756
11 William 906,346
12 Jacob 888,209
13 Ryan 855,408
14 Robert 802,266
15 Nicholas 790,734
16 Anthony 789,967
17 Justin 724,303
18 Brandon 719,773
19 Jonathan 695,835
20 Jason 683,650
21 Alexander 605,297
22 Benjamin 595,045
23 Tyler 581,586
24 Kevin 579,895
25 Thomas 552,331
26 Brian 539,015
27 Zachary 525,691
28 Eric 503,146
29 Nathan 472,215
30 Samuel 470,258
31 Adam 469,375
32 Aaron 466,091
33 Ethan 439,598
34 Kyle 436,908
35 Steven 430,160
36 Charles 420,161
37 Timothy 419,842
38 Noah 415,601
39 Jose 402,180
40 Austin 399,713
41 Christian 394,512
42 Dylan 381,011
43 Richard 377,607
44 Jordan 374,637
45 Jeremy 355,937
46 Logan 348,302
47 Gabriel 329,075
48 Mark 309,812
49 Elijah 304,070
50 Sean 304,016

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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