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Most Popular Baby Boy Names Since 1991

In this article we'll look at what the most popular baby boy names are since 1991. 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 1991, with a total count for the number of births registered with that given name since 1991.

Rank Name Count
1 Michael 811,250
2 Jacob 730,826
3 Matthew 668,701
4 Joshua 635,299
5 Christopher 625,076
6 Daniel 594,389
7 William 571,555
8 Andrew 558,139
9 Joseph 557,203
10 James 539,706
11 David 532,281
12 Anthony 508,617
13 Alexander 507,913
14 Nicholas 499,517
15 John 490,865
16 Ryan 486,032
17 Tyler 471,652
18 Brandon 438,647
19 Ethan 428,897
20 Noah 418,371
21 Benjamin 414,746
22 Jonathan 407,008
23 Zachary 395,911
24 Samuel 378,073
25 Dylan 367,494
26 Justin 362,362
27 Austin 361,694
28 Christian 355,268
29 Robert 354,442
30 Logan 338,674
31 Nathan 330,147
32 Thomas 313,361
33 Kevin 311,541
34 Elijah 306,326
35 Jordan 302,274
36 Mason 298,592
37 Gabriel 290,546
38 Jose 286,103
39 Aaron 280,957
40 Liam 270,201
41 Caleb 270,194
42 Kyle 259,647
43 Jackson 251,583
44 Lucas 247,325
45 Cameron 246,555
46 Luke 240,565
47 Charles 237,776
48 Hunter 237,611
49 Isaac 236,894
50 Jack 235,132

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.

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