Most Popular Baby Boy Names Since 2002

In this article we'll look at what the most popular baby boy names are since 2002. 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 2002, with a total count for the number of births registered with that given name since 2002.

Rank Name Count
1 Jacob 379,028
2 Michael 343,426
3 Ethan 326,982
4 William 325,797
5 Noah 316,925
6 Daniel 303,537
7 Matthew 299,077
8 Alexander 296,835
9 Joshua 290,356
10 James 279,707
11 Joseph 273,716
12 Anthony 271,376
13 Andrew 267,286
14 David 265,406
15 Christopher 263,321
16 Benjamin 254,492
17 Logan 247,307
18 Elijah 244,303
19 Mason 244,195
20 John 232,725
21 Liam 232,496
22 Ryan 230,823
23 Samuel 225,915
24 Aiden 219,027
25 Jayden 216,858
26 Gabriel 212,627
27 Dylan 211,229
28 Jackson 206,849
29 Nathan 202,690
30 Nicholas 200,804
31 Christian 199,909
32 Jonathan 196,179
33 Lucas 191,033
34 Tyler 186,794
35 Caleb 181,134
36 Isaac 176,520
37 Luke 176,208
38 Jack 173,710
39 Brandon 161,067
40 Isaiah 158,189
41 Owen 155,759
42 Thomas 153,553
43 Zachary 150,458
44 Hunter 150,440
45 Jose 149,910
46 Carter 148,925
47 Angel 148,361
48 Robert 147,082
49 Jordan 146,712
50 Evan 145,620

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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