Most Popular Baby Boy Names Since 2000

In this article we'll look at what the most popular baby boy names are since 2000. 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 2000, with a total count for the number of births registered with that given name since 2000.

Rank Name Count
1 Jacob 454,462
2 Michael 414,192
3 William 378,654
4 Ethan 368,971
5 Noah 363,430
6 Matthew 361,881
7 Daniel 355,921
8 Joshua 349,381
9 Alexander 340,182
10 James 327,136
11 Joseph 326,635
12 Andrew 318,918
13 Anthony 317,505
14 Christopher 317,192
15 David 312,379
16 Benjamin 295,460
17 John 279,849
18 Logan 278,540
19 Ryan 274,078
20 Elijah 272,820
21 Mason 267,198
22 Samuel 263,398
23 Liam 258,576
24 Nicholas 252,124
25 Dylan 249,845
26 Gabriel 239,438
27 Christian 236,010
28 Nathan 233,776
29 Jonathan 233,620
30 Tyler 229,998
31 Aiden 229,746
32 Jackson 228,785
33 Jayden 228,399
34 Lucas 212,251
35 Caleb 208,070
36 Brandon 201,412
37 Jack 199,484
38 Isaac 199,062
39 Luke 199,019
40 Zachary 191,070
41 Thomas 184,981
42 Isaiah 180,476
43 Austin 179,486
44 Jose 178,603
45 Hunter 178,484
46 Robert 177,889
47 Jordan 173,674
48 Justin 172,900
49 Cameron 172,092
50 Owen 170,217

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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