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 867,511
2 Jacob 744,442
3 Matthew 706,100
4 Joshua 673,053
5 Christopher 671,614
6 Daniel 619,146
7 Andrew 586,232
8 William 584,368
9 Joseph 579,264
10 James 559,695
11 David 558,187
12 Anthony 526,956
13 Nicholas 523,608
14 Alexander 514,760
15 John 511,820
16 Ryan 510,581
17 Tyler 489,864
18 Brandon 458,693
19 Ethan 427,083
20 Jonathan 426,672
21 Benjamin 417,581
22 Zachary 413,763
23 Noah 400,941
24 Justin 390,860
25 Samuel 380,459
26 Robert 378,917
27 Austin 365,854
28 Dylan 365,189
29 Christian 357,457
30 Nathan 335,684
31 Logan 333,323
32 Kevin 329,858
33 Thomas 324,942
34 Jordan 314,426
35 Elijah 294,758
36 Jose 293,646
37 Mason 291,030
38 Aaron 290,692
39 Gabriel 287,026
40 Kyle 281,467
41 Caleb 268,453
42 Liam 250,206
43 Cameron 248,119
44 Charles 243,819
45 Jackson 243,177
46 Lucas 238,912
47 Eric 238,082
48 Luke 235,788
49 Hunter 234,830
50 Jason 233,825

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 1990". NameCensus.com. Accessed on November 28, 2021. http://namecensus.com/baby-names/popular-boy-names-since-1990/.

  • "Most Popular Baby Boy Names Since 1990". NameCensus.com, http://namecensus.com/baby-names/popular-boy-names-since-1990/. Accessed 28 November, 2021

  • Most Popular Baby Boy Names Since 1990. NameCensus.com. Retrieved from http://namecensus.com/baby-names/popular-boy-names-since-1990/.