Most Popular Baby Boy Names Since 2005

In this article we'll look at what the most popular baby boy names are since 2005. 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 2005, with a total count for the number of births registered with that given name since 2005.

Rank Name Count
1 Noah 318,475
2 Jacob 306,920
3 William 288,822
4 Michael 280,459
5 Ethan 278,377
6 Liam 262,451
7 Alexander 261,500
8 Daniel 258,285
9 James 253,776
10 Matthew 241,484
11 Mason 236,831
12 Elijah 236,564
13 Benjamin 235,744
14 Joseph 226,145
15 Joshua 225,667
16 Anthony 225,325
17 David 225,288
18 Logan 224,371
19 Aiden 219,400
20 Jayden 213,881
21 Christopher 212,593
22 Andrew 212,096
23 Samuel 199,410
24 Jackson 198,273
25 John 197,637
26 Lucas 195,595
27 Gabriel 190,894
28 Ryan 183,167
29 Dylan 179,271
30 Nathan 172,096
31 Christian 166,518
32 Jack 164,211
33 Isaac 163,693
34 Luke 163,622
35 Jonathan 159,897
36 Caleb 158,159
37 Oliver 156,808
38 Owen 156,423
39 Henry 151,355
40 Carter 149,754
41 Nicholas 148,648
42 Wyatt 143,293
43 Sebastian 143,242
44 Isaiah 142,098
45 Landon 137,851
46 Tyler 137,576
47 Julian 136,334
48 Thomas 133,933
49 Angel 131,225
50 Hunter 128,289

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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