Most Popular Baby Boy Names Since 1984

In this article we'll look at what the most popular baby boy names are since 1984. 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 1984, with a total count for the number of births registered with that given name since 1984.

Rank Name Count
1 Michael 1,275,477
2 Christopher 1,019,990
3 Matthew 1,002,093
4 Joshua 930,435
5 Daniel 854,512
6 Jacob 845,763
7 David 795,283
8 Andrew 793,652
9 James 787,754
10 Joseph 772,085
11 William 754,594
12 John 711,040
13 Ryan 692,469
14 Anthony 676,443
15 Nicholas 674,058
16 Brandon 616,682
17 Alexander 597,871
18 Jonathan 577,763
19 Justin 573,417
20 Robert 573,211
21 Tyler 564,854
22 Benjamin 526,523
23 Zachary 497,883
24 Kevin 452,423
25 Ethan 451,766
26 Samuel 446,495
27 Thomas 445,987
28 Noah 444,992
29 Nathan 408,839
30 Austin 397,789
31 Kyle 392,174
32 Dylan 389,745
33 Christian 387,217
34 Aaron 381,642
35 Jordan 367,364
36 Jason 365,531
37 Eric 362,077
38 Logan 360,992
39 Jose 354,451
40 Adam 352,103
41 Brian 343,523
42 Charles 330,654
43 Elijah 324,096
44 Gabriel 320,247
45 Steven 315,905
46 Mason 312,377
47 Timothy 295,692
48 Caleb 295,023
49 Liam 291,922
50 Cameron 277,379

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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