Most Popular Baby Boy Names Since 1997

In this article we'll look at what the most popular baby boy names are since 1997. 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 1997, with a total count for the number of births registered with that given name since 1997.

Rank Name Count
1 Jacob 560,007
2 Michael 522,270
3 Matthew 454,953
4 William 440,222
5 Joshua 433,015
6 Daniel 425,731
7 Noah 401,046
8 Christopher 398,904
9 Ethan 398,753
10 Joseph 396,629
11 Alexander 392,173
12 Andrew 391,642
13 James 385,781
14 Anthony 376,639
15 David 375,501
16 John 342,219
17 Ryan 335,813
18 Benjamin 335,453
19 Nicholas 331,654
20 Samuel 305,589
21 Logan 304,933
22 Tyler 301,253
23 Dylan 293,331
24 Elijah 290,165
25 Jonathan 286,871
26 Mason 281,573
27 Christian 280,367
28 Brandon 272,037
29 Nathan 268,338
30 Liam 265,605
31 Gabriel 260,277
32 Zachary 253,559
33 Austin 248,848
34 Jackson 240,765
35 Caleb 234,152
36 Aiden 230,856
37 Jayden 230,638
38 Justin 227,892
39 Lucas 224,592
40 Robert 224,256
41 Thomas 223,553
42 Jack 218,225
43 Isaac 216,470
44 Jordan 215,894
45 Luke 215,392
46 Jose 215,053
47 Hunter 209,452
48 Kevin 204,811
49 Cameron 204,161
50 Isaiah 200,465

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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