Most Popular Baby Boy Names Since 1983

In this article we'll look at what the most popular baby boy names are since 1983. 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 1983, with a total count for the number of births registered with that given name since 1983.

Rank Name Count
1 Michael 1,334,658
2 Christopher 1,073,808
3 Matthew 1,045,292
4 Joshua 961,993
5 Daniel 880,216
6 Jacob 849,163
7 David 826,751
8 Andrew 814,106
9 James 812,081
10 Joseph 794,782
11 William 768,712
12 John 736,273
13 Ryan 715,951
14 Nicholas 690,324
15 Anthony 689,722
16 Brandon 638,437
17 Robert 601,913
18 Justin 599,654
19 Jonathan 596,338
20 Alexander 594,007
21 Tyler 568,427
22 Benjamin 528,968
23 Zachary 502,949
24 Kevin 467,748
25 Thomas 457,093
26 Samuel 444,354
27 Ethan 444,228
28 Noah 427,912
29 Nathan 413,880
30 Kyle 403,747
31 Jason 398,061
32 Austin 396,487
33 Aaron 391,606
34 Christian 385,197
35 Dylan 383,824
36 Eric 380,887
37 Adam 371,972
38 Brian 368,413
39 Jordan 367,501
40 Jose 358,537
41 Logan 354,205
42 Charles 337,981
43 Steven 332,879
44 Gabriel 316,330
45 Elijah 312,787
46 Timothy 310,232
47 Mason 304,633
48 Caleb 290,999
49 Richard 278,233
50 Cameron 273,886

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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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