Most Popular Baby Boy Names Since 1998

In this article we'll look at what the most popular baby boy names are since 1998. 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 1998, with a total count for the number of births registered with that given name since 1998.

Rank Name Count
1 Jacob 533,454
2 Michael 493,550
3 William 431,485
4 Matthew 430,464
5 Daniel 410,830
6 Noah 410,389
7 Joshua 409,877
8 Ethan 399,218
9 Alexander 383,735
10 Joseph 380,803
11 James 377,404
12 Christopher 375,334
13 Andrew 371,563
14 Anthony 363,162
15 David 361,354
16 Benjamin 333,028
17 John 328,763
18 Ryan 319,658
19 Nicholas 308,020
20 Logan 303,888
21 Samuel 299,696
22 Elijah 297,057
23 Dylan 287,061
24 Mason 285,294
25 Liam 283,949
26 Tyler 278,629
27 Jonathan 272,507
28 Christian 269,751
29 Nathan 263,416
30 Gabriel 261,059
31 Brandon 248,606
32 Jackson 245,709
33 Aiden 238,391
34 Jayden 236,713
35 Zachary 233,875
36 Caleb 232,117
37 Lucas 231,470
38 Austin 227,081
39 Jack 222,130
40 Isaac 218,015
41 Luke 217,783
42 Thomas 217,122
43 Robert 212,004
44 Justin 211,215
45 Jose 207,119
46 Jordan 205,012
47 Hunter 204,611
48 Cameron 200,883
49 Isaiah 199,823
50 Kevin 193,578

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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