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 941,951
2 Jacob 770,671
3 Matthew 758,901
4 Christopher 730,605
5 Joshua 722,614
6 Daniel 663,219
7 Andrew 626,616
8 William 621,129
9 Joseph 617,209
10 James 604,771
11 David 601,251
12 Anthony 558,121
13 Nicholas 555,664
14 John 549,804
15 Ryan 543,696
16 Alexander 538,626
17 Tyler 507,882
18 Brandon 484,121
19 Jonathan 454,689
20 Benjamin 445,103
21 Ethan 439,944
22 Zachary 434,416
23 Justin 425,855
24 Noah 420,924
25 Robert 413,384
26 Samuel 399,067
27 Austin 376,490
28 Dylan 374,760
29 Christian 366,668
30 Kevin 353,159
31 Nathan 351,991
32 Thomas 350,021
33 Logan 345,391
34 Jordan 329,285
35 Aaron 310,822
36 Elijah 308,458
37 Jose 307,946
38 Kyle 303,235
39 Mason 301,165
40 Gabriel 297,277
41 Caleb 278,133
42 Liam 270,702
43 Charles 262,018
44 Eric 258,835
45 Cameron 258,812
46 Lucas 253,275
47 Jackson 252,868
48 Adam 252,805
49 Jason 249,282
50 Luke 246,159

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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