Most Popular Baby Boy Names Since 2008

In this article we'll look at what the most popular baby boy names are since 2008. 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 2008, with a total count for the number of births registered with that given name since 2008.

Rank Name Count
1 Noah 271,648
2 Liam 248,648
3 Jacob 231,941
4 William 231,924
5 Ethan 215,513
6 Michael 211,994
7 Alexander 207,008
8 Mason 205,881
9 James 205,429
10 Elijah 200,497
11 Daniel 197,745
12 Benjamin 195,130
13 Aiden 185,624
14 Matthew 180,937
15 Jayden 180,749
16 Logan 180,421
17 David 171,966
18 Lucas 171,130
19 Joseph 171,126
20 Anthony 166,906
21 Jackson 166,136
22 Joshua 159,424
23 Samuel 158,158
24 Christopher 153,716
25 Andrew 153,185
26 Gabriel 152,691
27 John 152,260
28 Oliver 149,754
29 Dylan 139,516
30 Henry 137,393
31 Isaac 134,628
32 Luke 133,922
33 Ryan 133,036
34 Owen 132,837
35 Jack 131,799
36 Carter 131,323
37 Nathan 129,870
38 Sebastian 125,731
39 Wyatt 125,581
40 Caleb 125,320
41 Christian 123,773
42 Jonathan 117,284
43 Julian 116,647
44 Levi 114,762
45 Landon 112,071
46 Isaiah 112,003
47 Thomas 105,456
48 Hunter 102,996
49 Charles 102,492
50 Nicholas 101,544

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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