Most Popular Baby Boy Names Since 1990

In this article we'll look at what the most popular baby boy names are since 1990. 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 1990, with a total count for the number of births registered with that given name since 1990.

Rank Name Count
1 Michael 876,552
2 Jacob 752,839
3 Matthew 713,520
4 Joshua 678,520
5 Christopher 677,423
6 Daniel 628,212
7 William 596,456
8 Andrew 591,802
9 Joseph 587,331
10 James 572,062
11 David 566,030
12 Anthony 533,697
13 Nicholas 527,432
14 Alexander 524,104
15 John 519,950
16 Ryan 515,284
17 Tyler 492,290
18 Brandon 460,810
19 Ethan 435,887
20 Jonathan 431,084
21 Benjamin 429,372
22 Noah 419,680
23 Zachary 416,338
24 Justin 393,008
25 Samuel 388,960
26 Robert 383,319
27 Dylan 371,907
28 Austin 369,606
29 Christian 362,046
30 Logan 342,109
31 Nathan 341,085
32 Kevin 331,952
33 Thomas 331,584
34 Jordan 318,407
35 Elijah 307,466
36 Mason 300,070
37 Jose 297,617
38 Aaron 295,510
39 Gabriel 294,242
40 Kyle 282,353
41 Caleb 274,347
42 Liam 270,478
43 Cameron 253,220
44 Jackson 252,374
45 Lucas 250,413
46 Charles 249,771
47 Luke 243,448
48 Eric 239,859
49 Isaac 239,321
50 Hunter 239,001

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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