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 525,851
2 Michael 484,721
3 Matthew 423,439
4 William 420,203
5 Joshua 404,731
6 Daniel 401,783
7 Noah 391,768
8 Ethan 390,947
9 Alexander 375,062
10 Joseph 373,032
11 Christopher 369,799
12 Andrew 366,439
13 James 365,376
14 Anthony 356,608
15 David 353,613
16 Benjamin 322,186
17 John 320,833
18 Ryan 315,286
19 Nicholas 304,397
20 Logan 296,313
21 Samuel 291,354
22 Elijah 285,078
23 Dylan 280,363
24 Mason 277,306
25 Tyler 276,377
26 Jonathan 268,332
27 Christian 265,309
28 Liam 263,493
29 Nathan 257,896
30 Gabriel 253,873
31 Brandon 246,843
32 Jackson 237,639
33 Zachary 231,630
34 Aiden 230,592
35 Jayden 230,251
36 Caleb 226,378
37 Austin 223,730
38 Lucas 220,561
39 Jack 213,241
40 Isaac 211,324
41 Thomas 210,657
42 Luke 210,439
43 Justin 209,148
44 Robert 207,953
45 Jose 203,129
46 Jordan 201,134
47 Hunter 201,047
48 Cameron 195,944
49 Isaiah 194,463
50 Kevin 191,518

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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