Most Popular Baby Boy Names Since 2001

In this article we'll look at what the most popular baby boy names are since 2001. 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 2001, with a total count for the number of births registered with that given name since 2001.

Rank Name Count
1 Jacob 427,582
2 Michael 390,982
3 William 369,271
4 Noah 367,772
5 Ethan 362,018
6 Daniel 342,642
7 Matthew 340,333
8 Alexander 331,567
9 Joshua 326,990
10 James 321,175
11 Joseph 311,569
12 Anthony 304,407
13 Andrew 300,396
14 David 300,341
15 Christopher 297,794
16 Benjamin 291,460
17 Elijah 277,329
18 Logan 276,379
19 Liam 276,252
20 Mason 268,670
21 John 267,678
22 Ryan 258,185
23 Samuel 257,562
24 Dylan 241,141
25 Gabriel 237,945
26 Aiden 236,665
27 Jayden 233,040
28 Nicholas 231,095
29 Jackson 230,952
30 Nathan 226,258
31 Christian 224,394
32 Jonathan 220,909
33 Lucas 218,342
34 Tyler 210,746
35 Caleb 203,943
36 Jack 200,251
37 Luke 199,218
38 Isaac 198,317
39 Brandon 182,839
40 Thomas 178,807
41 Isaiah 177,807
42 Owen 176,049
43 Zachary 173,464
44 Jose 170,010
45 Hunter 169,510
46 Robert 168,201
47 Austin 166,893
48 Carter 165,849
49 Jordan 165,384
50 Henry 165,270

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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