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 462,065
2 Michael 423,021
3 William 389,936
4 Noah 382,051
5 Ethan 377,242
6 Matthew 368,906
7 Daniel 364,968
8 Joshua 354,527
9 Alexander 348,855
10 James 339,164
11 Joseph 334,406
12 Anthony 324,059
13 Andrew 324,042
14 Christopher 322,727
15 David 320,120
16 Benjamin 306,302
17 John 287,779
18 Logan 286,115
19 Elijah 284,799
20 Liam 279,032
21 Ryan 278,450
22 Mason 275,186
23 Samuel 271,740
24 Dylan 256,543
25 Nicholas 255,747
26 Gabriel 246,624
27 Christian 240,452
28 Nathan 239,296
29 Jonathan 237,795
30 Aiden 237,545
31 Jackson 236,855
32 Jayden 234,861
33 Tyler 232,250
34 Lucas 223,160
35 Caleb 213,809
36 Jack 208,373
37 Luke 206,363
38 Isaac 205,753
39 Brandon 203,175
40 Zachary 193,315
41 Thomas 191,446
42 Isaiah 185,836
43 Austin 182,837
44 Jose 182,593
45 Hunter 182,048
46 Robert 181,940
47 Owen 178,763
48 Jordan 177,552
49 Cameron 177,031
50 Justin 174,967

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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