Most Popular Baby Boy Names Since 2012

In this article we'll look at what the most popular baby boy names are since 2012. 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 2012, with a total count for the number of births registered with that given name since 2012.

Rank Name Count
1 Liam 209,736
2 Noah 205,277
3 William 161,203
4 Mason 150,342
5 James 148,894
6 Elijah 146,556
7 Jacob 145,637
8 Benjamin 143,553
9 Ethan 140,752
10 Michael 138,243
11 Alexander 137,606
12 Oliver 131,792
13 Lucas 131,410
14 Daniel 130,040
15 Logan 125,082
16 Aiden 122,969
17 Matthew 119,039
18 Jackson 118,160
19 Joseph 112,793
20 David 112,741
21 Jayden 112,111
22 Henry 112,085
23 Samuel 109,920
24 John 104,195
25 Anthony 102,408
26 Gabriel 101,600
27 Sebastian 100,797
28 Owen 100,387
29 Carter 99,329
30 Luke 98,336
31 Jack 96,174
32 Dylan 96,153
33 Isaac 96,084
34 Wyatt 95,813
35 Andrew 94,016
36 Levi 93,383
37 Joshua 93,328
38 Christopher 92,110
39 Julian 86,591
40 Caleb 83,245
41 Nathan 82,598
42 Ryan 81,773
43 Grayson 81,049
44 Jaxon 77,063
45 Christian 76,647
46 Isaiah 75,975
47 Thomas 75,322
48 Mateo 75,041
49 Charles 73,841
50 Hunter 72,518

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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