Most Popular Baby Boy Names Since 2016

In this article we'll look at what the most popular baby boy names are since 2016. 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 2016, with a total count for the number of births registered with that given name since 2016.

Rank Name Count
1 Liam 117,469
2 Noah 112,061
3 William 83,622
4 Oliver 82,423
5 James 80,562
6 Elijah 79,359
7 Benjamin 78,856
8 Lucas 73,765
9 Mason 71,817
10 Alexander 68,793
11 Jacob 67,912
12 Michael 67,786
13 Ethan 67,729
14 Logan 66,089
15 Daniel 64,938
16 Henry 64,299
17 Jackson 60,499
18 Aiden 59,735
19 Matthew 59,005
20 Sebastian 58,237
21 Samuel 57,102
22 Joseph 56,553
23 David 56,041
24 Owen 55,629
25 John 53,830
26 Jack 53,519
27 Wyatt 53,350
28 Carter 52,685
29 Levi 52,550
30 Luke 51,608
31 Jayden 50,201
32 Gabriel 49,803
33 Mateo 49,530
34 Isaac 49,261
35 Grayson 49,143
36 Julian 48,695
37 Dylan 48,642
38 Anthony 48,143
39 Theodore 43,900
40 Lincoln 43,801
41 Christopher 43,617
42 Andrew 43,295
43 Joshua 42,936
44 Jaxon 42,595
45 Asher 41,309
46 Thomas 40,998
47 Leo 40,392
48 Caleb 39,890
49 Josiah 39,617
50 Charles 39,447

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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