Most Popular Baby Boy Names in the United States

On this page we'll look at what the most popular baby boy names are in the United States. These names are taken directly from the Social Security card applications for births that occurred in the United States.

The table below shows the most popular names for boys born in 2020, with a rank, total count for the number of births registered with that given name, and a comparison for the count for that name in 2019.

You can use the links below to view more popular boy names. This page is currently showing names ranked from 1 to 250.

Top 1000 most popular boy names: 1-250 | 251-500 | 501-750 | 751-1000

Rank Name 2020 2019 Change
1 Liam 19,659 20,555 -4.46%
2 Noah 18,252 19,097 -4.52%
3 Oliver 14,147 13,929 1.55%
4 Elijah 13,034 13,339 -2.31%
5 William 12,541 13,599 -8.09%
6 James 12,250 13,131 -6.94%
7 Benjamin 12,136 12,980 -6.72%
8 Lucas 11,281 12,445 -9.81%
9 Henry 10,705 10,737 -0.30%
10 Alexander 10,151 11,264 -10.39%
11 Mason 10,029 11,436 -13.11%
12 Michael 9,717 10,558 -8.30%
13 Ethan 9,464 11,265 -17.38%
14 Daniel 9,419 10,531 -11.15%
15 Jacob 9,196 10,721 -15.31%
16 Logan 9,086 10,520 -14.63%
17 Jackson 9,051 10,128 -11.23%
18 Levi 9,005 9,013 -0.09%
19 Sebastian 8,927 9,849 -9.82%
20 Mateo 8,900 8,994 -1.05%
21 Jack 8,876 9,377 -5.49%
22 Owen 8,623 9,323 -7.80%
23 Theodore 8,558 7,873 8.34%
24 Aiden 8,534 9,358 -9.21%
25 Samuel 8,488 9,272 -8.83%
26 Joseph 8,349 9,104 -8.65%
27 John 8,180 8,813 -7.45%
28 David 8,153 8,936 -9.16%
29 Wyatt 8,135 8,798 -7.83%
30 Matthew 8,052 9,222 -13.55%
31 Luke 7,734 8,404 -8.30%
32 Asher 7,606 7,014 8.10%
33 Carter 7,511 8,652 -14.12%
34 Julian 7,488 8,417 -11.68%
35 Grayson 7,424 8,265 -10.72%
36 Leo 7,159 7,479 -4.37%
37 Jayden 7,102 7,928 -10.99%
38 Gabriel 7,066 7,708 -8.69%
39 Isaac 7,060 8,181 -14.71%
40 Lincoln 6,998 7,448 -6.23%
41 Anthony 6,966 7,679 -9.74%
42 Hudson 6,807 6,482 4.89%
43 Dylan 6,788 7,530 -10.36%
44 Ezra 6,745 6,521 3.38%
45 Thomas 6,386 6,628 -3.72%
46 Charles 6,186 6,368 -2.90%
47 Christopher 6,143 6,974 -12.67%
48 Jaxon 6,107 7,239 -16.96%
49 Maverick 6,088 5,747 5.76%
50 Josiah 6,077 6,794 -11.14%
51 Isaiah 6,001 6,172 -2.81%
52 Andrew 5,991 6,780 -12.36%
53 Elias 5,924 5,705 3.77%
54 Joshua 5,924 6,588 -10.61%
55 Nathan 5,653 6,061 -6.97%
56 Caleb 5,546 6,377 -13.94%
57 Ryan 5,286 6,104 -14.36%
58 Adrian 5,249 5,762 -9.32%
59 Miles 5,249 4,867 7.55%
60 Eli 5,214 5,503 -5.39%
61 Nolan 5,164 5,390 -4.28%
62 Christian 5,043 5,753 -13.15%
63 Aaron 5,039 5,520 -9.11%
64 Cameron 5,019 5,236 -4.23%
65 Ezekiel 5,013 4,911 2.06%
66 Colton 4,980 5,725 -13.92%
67 Luca 4,785 4,411 8.13%
68 Landon 4,747 5,485 -14.43%
69 Hunter 4,743 5,369 -12.38%
70 Jonathan 4,690 5,442 -14.84%
71 Santiago 4,638 5,036 -8.23%
72 Axel 4,628 4,487 3.09%
73 Easton 4,613 4,874 -5.50%
74 Cooper 4,566 4,541 0.55%
75 Jeremiah 4,518 5,037 -10.86%
76 Angel 4,482 4,895 -8.81%
77 Roman 4,445 4,888 -9.49%
78 Connor 4,389 5,148 -15.92%
79 Jameson 4,370 4,663 -6.49%
80 Robert 4,349 4,826 -10.40%
81 Greyson 4,331 4,558 -5.11%
82 Jordan 4,231 4,317 -2.01%
83 Ian 4,223 4,536 -7.15%
84 Carson 4,165 4,505 -7.84%
85 Jaxson 4,133 4,491 -8.30%
86 Leonardo 4,077 4,412 -7.89%
87 Nicholas 4,024 4,618 -13.75%
88 Dominic 3,982 4,422 -10.47%
89 Austin 3,979 4,377 -9.53%
90 Everett 3,979 4,074 -2.36%
91 Brooks 3,852 3,502 9.52%
92 Xavier 3,847 4,171 -8.08%
93 Kai 3,812 3,724 2.34%
94 Jose 3,809 4,119 -7.82%
95 Parker 3,797 3,893 -2.50%
96 Adam 3,751 4,179 -10.79%
97 Jace 3,745 4,081 -8.59%
98 Wesley 3,668 3,748 -2.16%
99 Kayden 3,613 3,900 -7.64%
100 Silas 3,599 3,543 1.57%
101 Bennett 3,582 3,515 1.89%
102 Declan 3,576 3,958 -10.14%
103 Waylon 3,549 3,432 3.35%
104 Weston 3,406 3,567 -4.62%
105 Evan 3,389 3,952 -15.34%
106 Emmett 3,380 3,547 -4.82%
107 Micah 3,363 3,487 -3.62%
108 Ryder 3,322 3,305 0.51%
109 Beau 3,319 2,921 12.76%
110 Damian 3,305 3,439 -3.97%
111 Brayden 3,253 3,664 -11.88%
112 Gael 3,235 2,896 11.06%
113 Rowan 3,231 3,213 0.56%
114 Harrison 3,202 3,449 -7.43%
115 Bryson 3,190 3,617 -12.55%
116 Sawyer 3,156 3,548 -11.69%
117 Amir 3,154 2,957 6.45%
118 Kingston 3,135 3,258 -3.85%
119 Jason 3,073 3,565 -14.82%
120 Giovanni 3,026 2,653 13.14%
121 Vincent 3,020 3,339 -10.03%
122 Ayden 2,989 3,352 -11.45%
123 Chase 2,960 3,158 -6.47%
124 Myles 2,925 2,644 10.09%
125 Diego 2,885 2,981 -3.27%
126 Nathaniel 2,874 3,077 -6.82%
127 Legend 2,814 2,562 9.38%
128 Jonah 2,791 2,681 4.02%
129 River 2,771 2,361 15.98%
130 Tyler 2,771 3,003 -8.04%
131 Cole 2,751 3,085 -11.45%
132 Braxton 2,747 3,015 -9.30%
133 George 2,746 3,183 -14.74%
134 Milo 2,741 2,428 12.11%
135 Zachary 2,698 3,073 -13.00%
136 Ashton 2,690 3,032 -11.95%
137 Luis 2,679 3,181 -17.13%
138 Jasper 2,604 2,781 -6.57%
139 Kaiden 2,594 2,639 -1.72%
140 Adriel 2,592 2,121 19.99%
141 Gavin 2,570 3,005 -15.61%
142 Bentley 2,555 2,962 -14.75%
143 Calvin 2,519 2,636 -4.54%
144 Zion 2,500 2,535 -1.39%
145 Juan 2,496 2,696 -7.70%
146 Maxwell 2,496 2,627 -5.11%
147 Max 2,463 2,742 -10.72%
148 Ryker 2,457 2,811 -13.44%
149 Carlos 2,446 2,835 -14.73%
150 Emmanuel 2,442 2,414 1.15%
151 Jayce 2,442 2,619 -6.99%
152 Lorenzo 2,442 2,633 -7.53%
153 Ivan 2,419 2,685 -10.42%
154 Jude 2,412 2,545 -5.37%
155 August 2,403 2,376 1.13%
156 Kevin 2,359 2,615 -10.29%
157 Malachi 2,354 2,429 -3.14%
158 Elliott 2,350 2,441 -3.80%
159 Rhett 2,338 2,386 -2.03%
160 Archer 2,329 1,878 21.44%
161 Karter 2,322 2,411 -3.76%
162 Arthur 2,319 2,181 6.13%
163 Luka 2,319 1,701 30.75%
164 Elliot 2,303 2,241 2.73%
165 Thiago 2,292 2,131 7.28%
166 Brandon 2,287 2,677 -15.71%
167 Camden 2,287 2,447 -6.76%
168 Justin 2,277 2,528 -10.45%
169 Jesus 2,272 2,535 -10.94%
170 Maddox 2,270 2,473 -8.56%
171 King 2,237 2,459 -9.45%
172 Theo 2,206 2,011 9.25%
173 Enzo 2,201 1,711 25.05%
174 Matteo 2,200 2,152 2.21%
175 Emiliano 2,186 2,205 -0.87%
176 Dean 2,149 2,214 -2.98%
177 Hayden 2,146 2,059 4.14%
178 Finn 2,133 2,236 -4.72%
179 Brody 2,125 2,239 -5.22%
180 Antonio 2,114 2,285 -7.77%
181 Abel 2,109 2,456 -15.20%
182 Alex 2,095 2,389 -13.11%
183 Tristan 2,092 2,557 -20.00%
184 Graham 2,083 2,150 -3.17%
185 Zayden 2,077 2,014 3.08%
186 Judah 2,074 2,051 1.12%
187 Xander 2,039 2,325 -13.11%
188 Miguel 2,032 2,178 -6.94%
189 Atlas 2,028 1,652 20.43%
190 Messiah 2,010 2,024 -0.69%
191 Barrett 1,998 1,860 7.15%
192 Tucker 1,997 2,006 -0.45%
193 Timothy 1,985 2,075 -4.43%
194 Alan 1,956 2,138 -8.89%
195 Edward 1,932 2,045 -5.68%
196 Leon 1,908 1,857 2.71%
197 Dawson 1,907 1,952 -2.33%
198 Eric 1,907 2,197 -14.13%
199 Ace 1,900 1,667 13.06%
200 Victor 1,886 2,095 -10.50%
201 Abraham 1,875 2,052 -9.01%
202 Nicolas 1,875 2,140 -13.20%
203 Jesse 1,859 1,954 -4.98%
204 Charlie 1,853 1,824 1.58%
205 Patrick 1,849 1,873 -1.29%
206 Walker 1,848 1,632 12.41%
207 Joel 1,826 2,087 -13.34%
208 Richard 1,814 1,977 -8.60%
209 Beckett 1,797 1,769 1.57%
210 Blake 1,797 2,135 -17.19%
211 Alejandro 1,773 1,964 -10.22%
212 Avery 1,773 1,928 -8.38%
213 Grant 1,755 1,979 -12.00%
214 Peter 1,747 1,812 -3.65%
215 Oscar 1,746 1,888 -7.82%
216 Matias 1,740 1,639 5.98%
217 Amari 1,719 1,588 7.92%
218 Lukas 1,701 1,780 -4.54%
219 Andres 1,688 1,705 -1.00%
220 Arlo 1,685 1,319 24.37%
221 Colt 1,674 1,827 -8.74%
222 Adonis 1,663 1,539 7.75%
223 Kyrie 1,663 1,620 2.62%
224 Steven 1,661 1,968 -16.92%
225 Felix 1,652 1,688 -2.16%
226 Preston 1,638 1,740 -6.04%
227 Marcus 1,632 1,702 -4.20%
228 Holden 1,629 1,458 11.08%
229 Emilio 1,609 1,575 2.14%
230 Remington 1,608 1,651 -2.64%
231 Jeremy 1,591 1,761 -10.14%
232 Kaleb 1,591 1,778 -11.10%
233 Brantley 1,566 1,658 -5.71%
234 Bryce 1,550 1,939 -22.30%
235 Mark 1,540 1,681 -8.76%
236 Knox 1,516 1,558 -2.73%
237 Israel 1,509 1,610 -6.48%
238 Phoenix 1,504 1,406 6.74%
239 Kobe 1,500 502 99.70%
240 Nash 1,490 1,439 3.48%
241 Griffin 1,481 1,617 -8.78%
242 Caden 1,474 1,467 0.48%
243 Kenneth 1,466 1,614 -9.61%
244 Kyler 1,454 1,602 -9.69%
245 Hayes 1,441 1,163 21.35%
246 Jax 1,413 1,594 -12.04%
247 Rafael 1,409 1,384 1.79%
248 Beckham 1,405 1,361 3.18%
249 Javier 1,394 1,607 -14.20%
250 Maximus 1,394 1,639 -16.16%

Historical Data for Baby Boy Names

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Most popular first names, 1880-present | since 1950 | since 1960 | since 1970 | since 1980 | since 1990 | since 2000 | since 2010

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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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