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 395,028
2 Michael 361,296
3 Noah 354,285
4 William 349,167
5 Ethan 344,057
6 Daniel 321,650
7 Alexander 314,852
8 Matthew 313,522
9 James 304,102
10 Joshua 300,969
11 Joseph 289,554
12 Anthony 284,671
13 David 280,990
14 Andrew 277,980
15 Benjamin 277,125
16 Christopher 274,665
17 Liam 273,224
18 Elijah 268,990
19 Logan 263,668
20 Mason 261,223
21 John 248,785
22 Samuel 242,758
23 Ryan 239,898
24 Aiden 235,078
25 Jayden 230,207
26 Gabriel 227,029
27 Dylan 224,645
28 Jackson 224,116
29 Nathan 213,611
30 Lucas 213,443
31 Christian 208,940
32 Nicholas 208,251
33 Jonathan 204,766
34 Caleb 192,767
35 Jack 192,103
36 Tyler 191,472
37 Luke 191,212
38 Isaac 190,118
39 Owen 173,018
40 Isaiah 169,222
41 Thomas 166,660
42 Brandon 164,947
43 Carter 162,414
44 Henry 162,069
45 Oliver 160,839
46 Hunter 158,175
47 Angel 158,087
48 Jose 157,871
49 Sebastian 157,546
50 Robert 155,535

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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