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 1,257,607
2 Christopher 1,008,646
3 Matthew 987,648
4 Joshua 919,822
5 Daniel 836,399
6 Jacob 829,763
7 Andrew 782,958
8 David 779,699
9 James 763,359
10 Joseph 756,247
11 William 731,224
12 John 694,980
13 Ryan 683,394
14 Nicholas 666,611
15 Anthony 663,148
16 Brandon 612,802
17 Alexander 579,854
18 Justin 569,202
19 Jonathan 569,176
20 Robert 564,758
21 Tyler 560,176
22 Benjamin 503,890
23 Zachary 493,063
24 Kevin 448,269
25 Ethan 434,691
26 Thomas 432,880
27 Samuel 429,652
28 Noah 407,632
29 Nathan 397,918
30 Austin 390,686
31 Kyle 390,484
32 Christian 378,186
33 Dylan 376,329
34 Aaron 372,328
35 Jason 360,092
36 Jordan 359,505
37 Eric 358,751
38 Jose 346,490
39 Adam 344,844
40 Logan 344,631
41 Brian 341,170
42 Charles 318,813
43 Steven 313,066
44 Gabriel 305,845
45 Elijah 299,409
46 Mason 295,349
47 Timothy 291,962
48 Caleb 283,390
49 Cameron 267,339
50 Cody 262,647

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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