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 189,280
2 Noah 186,656
3 William 149,921
4 Mason 142,354
5 Jacob 138,034
6 James 136,866
7 Elijah 134,577
8 Benjamin 132,711
9 Ethan 132,481
10 Michael 129,414
11 Alexander 128,933
12 Daniel 120,993
13 Lucas 120,501
14 Logan 117,507
15 Oliver 116,716
16 Aiden 115,170
17 Matthew 112,014
18 Jackson 110,090
19 Jayden 105,649
20 Joseph 105,022
21 David 105,000
22 Samuel 101,578
23 Henry 100,864
24 John 96,265
25 Anthony 95,854
26 Gabriel 94,414
27 Carter 93,003
28 Owen 91,841
29 Sebastian 91,456
30 Luke 90,992
31 Dylan 89,455
32 Isaac 89,393
33 Andrew 88,892
34 Wyatt 88,669
35 Joshua 88,182
36 Jack 87,285
37 Christopher 86,575
38 Levi 83,597
39 Julian 79,323
40 Caleb 77,506
41 Ryan 77,401
42 Nathan 77,078
43 Grayson 73,901
44 Jaxon 72,235
45 Christian 72,205
46 Isaiah 70,615
47 Hunter 68,954
48 Thomas 68,857
49 Landon 68,312
50 Charles 67,952

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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