Most Popular Baby Boy Names Since 1989

In this article we'll look at what the most popular baby boy names are since 1989. 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 1989, with a total count for the number of births registered with that given name since 1989.

Rank Name Count
1 Michael 950,780
2 Jacob 778,274
3 Matthew 765,926
4 Christopher 736,140
5 Joshua 727,760
6 Daniel 672,266
7 William 632,411
8 Andrew 631,740
9 Joseph 624,980
10 James 616,799
11 David 608,992
12 Anthony 564,675
13 Nicholas 559,287
14 John 557,734
15 Ryan 548,068
16 Alexander 547,299
17 Tyler 510,134
18 Brandon 485,884
19 Jonathan 458,864
20 Benjamin 455,945
21 Ethan 448,215
22 Noah 439,545
23 Zachary 436,661
24 Justin 427,922
25 Robert 417,435
26 Samuel 407,409
27 Dylan 381,458
28 Austin 379,841
29 Christian 371,110
30 Nathan 357,511
31 Thomas 356,486
32 Kevin 355,219
33 Logan 352,966
34 Jordan 333,163
35 Elijah 320,437
36 Aaron 315,318
37 Jose 311,936
38 Mason 309,153
39 Gabriel 304,463
40 Kyle 304,039
41 Liam 291,158
42 Caleb 283,872
43 Charles 267,907
44 Lucas 264,184
45 Cameron 263,751
46 Jackson 260,938
47 Eric 260,384
48 Adam 256,430
49 Luke 253,503
50 Jason 251,876

More Popular Baby Names

You can also use the links below to research more about the most popular baby names.

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.

Link To or Reference This Page

We spent a lot of time downloading, cleaning, merging, and formatting the data that is shown on the site.

If you found the data or information on this page useful in your research, please use the tool below to properly cite or reference Name Census as the source. We appreciate your support!

  • "Most Popular Baby Boy Names Since 1989". NameCensus.com. Accessed on February 22, 2024. https://namecensus.com/baby-names/popular-boy-names-since-1989/.

  • "Most Popular Baby Boy Names Since 1989". NameCensus.com, https://namecensus.com/baby-names/popular-boy-names-since-1989/. Accessed 22 February, 2024

  • Most Popular Baby Boy Names Since 1989. NameCensus.com. Retrieved from https://namecensus.com/baby-names/popular-boy-names-since-1989/.