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 2022, 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 2021.

You can use the links below to view more popular boy names. This page is currently showing names ranked from 751 to 1000.

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

Rank Name 2022 2021 Change
751 Alonso 339 316 7.02%
752 Seven 336 270 21.78%
753 Jerry 336 348 -3.51%
754 Blaze 336 319 5.19%
755 Kenji 335 278 18.60%
756 Quinton 333 371 -10.80%
757 Noe 333 304 9.11%
758 Grey 331 359 -8.12%
759 Jefferson 331 355 -7.00%
760 Marcellus 331 349 -5.29%
761 Ray 331 280 16.69%
762 Kyro 330 332 -0.60%
763 Justice 328 431 -27.14%
764 Neil 328 358 -8.75%
765 Benicio 328 306 6.94%
766 Idris 327 271 18.73%
767 Bear 326 286 13.07%
768 Kiaan 326 335 -2.72%
769 Wayne 326 313 4.07%
770 Karim 325 192 51.45%
771 Junior 325 342 -5.10%
772 Yehuda 325 290 11.38%
773 Ben 325 324 0.31%
774 Jimmy 324 329 -1.53%
775 Ramon 324 323 0.31%
776 Nathanael 323 315 2.51%
777 Stanley 323 309 4.43%
778 Bjorn 323 323 0.00%
779 Hassan 322 310 3.80%
780 Trenton 322 411 -24.28%
781 Magnus 322 351 -8.62%
782 Brock 321 320 0.31%
783 Jagger 321 321 0.00%
784 Brayan 321 249 25.26%
785 Dakari 320 320 0.00%
786 Rey 320 325 -1.55%
787 Cason 320 371 -14.76%
788 Abdiel 319 430 -29.64%
789 Abdullah 318 221 35.99%
790 Lance 317 297 6.51%
791 Misael 317 293 7.87%
792 Jiraiya 317 286 10.28%
793 Casen 317 352 -10.46%
794 Alvaro 316 285 10.32%
795 Robin 316 256 20.98%
796 Langston 314 337 -7.07%
797 Nelson 314 353 -11.69%
798 Wes 314 268 15.81%
799 Khari 313 326 -4.07%
800 Landyn 313 382 -19.86%
801 Lochlan 312 309 0.97%
802 Valentin 312 290 7.31%
803 Jakai 312 242 25.27%
804 Keaton 310 346 -10.98%
805 Amias 308 329 -6.59%
806 Thaddeus 308 290 6.02%
807 Joziah 308 359 -15.29%
808 Jedidiah 307 300 2.31%
809 Orlando 307 333 -8.13%
810 Eliel 306 275 10.67%
811 Hugh 305 339 -10.56%
812 Koen 305 218 33.27%
813 Rohan 303 305 -0.66%
814 Enoch 303 302 0.33%
815 Mitchell 303 302 0.33%
816 Calum 303 281 7.53%
817 Aryan 302 310 -2.61%
818 Dilan 302 265 13.05%
819 Aden 301 386 -24.75%
820 Allan 301 281 6.87%
821 Leighton 301 279 7.59%
822 Evander 300 323 -7.38%
823 Elisha 300 265 12.39%
824 Castiel 299 298 0.34%
825 Curtis 298 315 -5.55%
826 Kellen 298 269 10.23%
827 Eddie 296 320 -7.79%
828 Dash 296 307 -3.65%
829 Melvin 296 303 -2.34%
830 Douglas 296 344 -15.00%
831 Everest 295 252 15.72%
832 Avyaan 295 249 16.91%
833 Zamir 294 213 31.95%
834 Ricky 292 322 -9.77%
835 Dutton 291 85 109.57%
836 Yahir 291 252 14.36%
837 Devon 289 314 -8.29%
838 Franco 289 268 7.54%
839 Khaza 289 156 59.78%
840 Sevyn 288 215 29.03%
841 Leif 288 219 27.22%
842 Dior 288 262 9.45%
843 Ira 287 298 -3.76%
844 Guillermo 287 296 -3.09%
845 Emory 286 291 -1.73%
846 Titan 286 342 -17.83%
847 Felipe 286 263 8.38%
848 Zahir 285 272 4.67%
849 Azael 285 235 19.23%
850 Alfred 285 253 11.90%
851 Kellan 284 282 0.71%
852 Darren 283 302 -6.50%
853 Rudy 282 290 -2.80%
854 Ayan 281 240 15.74%
855 Leroy 281 252 10.88%
856 Ishaan 280 271 3.27%
857 Reuben 280 260 7.41%
858 Anders 280 259 7.79%
859 Mccoy 279 290 -3.87%
860 Boden 279 286 -2.48%
861 Kase 278 288 -3.53%
862 Wylder 278 225 21.07%
863 Heath 278 233 17.61%
864 Khai 277 220 22.94%
865 Judson 277 262 5.57%
866 Kye 277 259 6.72%
867 Axl 276 278 -0.72%
868 Crue 276 214 25.31%
869 Ernesto 276 253 8.70%
870 Ahmir 275 227 19.12%
871 Zyon 275 240 13.59%
872 Santos 274 273 0.37%
873 Mustafa 274 259 5.63%
874 Aries 274 247 10.36%
875 Dane 273 278 -1.81%
876 Damari 272 279 -2.54%
877 Elio 271 279 -2.91%
878 Jadiel 270 257 4.93%
879 Salvatore 269 239 11.81%
880 Jovanni 269 245 9.34%
881 Mathew 268 312 -15.17%
882 Kolson 267 191 33.19%
883 Nova 267 274 -2.59%
884 Brendan 266 325 -19.97%
885 Murphy 266 212 22.59%
886 Brodie 265 298 -11.72%
887 Damir 265 259 2.29%
888 Rocky 264 261 1.14%
889 Larry 263 267 -1.51%
890 Fisher 262 263 -0.38%
891 Waylen 261 157 49.76%
892 Ermias 260 295 -12.61%
893 Byron 260 336 -25.50%
894 Joey 260 247 5.13%
895 Joe 258 304 -16.37%
896 Jon 258 279 -7.82%
897 Chosen 257 141 58.29%
898 Vihaan 257 303 -16.43%
899 Jairo 257 205 22.51%
900 Arian 257 259 -0.78%
901 Kylen 256 241 6.04%
902 Dion 254 199 24.28%
903 Ameer 254 285 -11.50%
904 Jrue 254 180 34.10%
905 Yousef 254 257 -1.17%
906 Kaizen 254 156 47.80%
907 Bryant 253 306 -18.96%
908 Cullen 253 341 -29.63%
909 Kaisen 252 213 16.77%
910 Zen 252 163 42.89%
911 Kelvin 252 251 0.40%
912 Randy 251 247 1.61%
913 Kartier 251 229 9.17%
914 Shepard 251 232 7.87%
915 Alaric 250 269 -7.32%
916 Jeremias 250 236 5.76%
917 Cain 250 233 7.04%
918 Colten 249 275 -9.92%
919 Brecken 249 244 2.03%
920 Wesson 249 305 -20.22%
921 Rhodes 249 205 19.38%
922 Gian 249 232 7.07%
923 Alfonso 249 261 -4.71%
924 Duncan 248 214 14.72%
925 Henrik 248 260 -4.72%
926 Harold 248 230 7.53%
927 Harley 247 244 1.22%
928 Alistair 246 255 -3.59%
929 Westyn 245 194 23.23%
930 Talon 245 306 -22.14%
931 Jericho 245 256 -4.39%
932 Agustin 245 225 8.51%
933 Eugene 244 278 -13.03%
934 Ryatt 244 181 29.65%
935 Shmuel 244 197 21.32%
936 Cassian 244 228 6.78%
937 Braden 243 251 -3.24%
938 Yahya 243 195 21.92%
939 Korbin 242 271 -11.31%
940 Aldo 242 222 8.62%
941 Ezrah 242 163 39.01%
942 Dangelo 242 233 3.79%
943 Zavier 241 234 2.95%
944 Bronson 240 268 -11.02%
945 Teo 240 173 32.45%
946 Jones 239 249 -4.10%
947 Neo 239 224 6.48%
948 Stefan 239 257 -7.26%
949 Van 239 264 -9.94%
950 Mekhi 238 267 -11.49%
951 Kristian 237 251 -5.74%
952 Ignacio 237 223 6.09%
953 Eren 237 164 36.41%
954 Coleson 237 228 3.87%
955 Zev 236 218 7.93%
956 Harlem 236 238 -0.84%
957 Cedric 235 206 13.15%
958 Khalid 235 259 -9.72%
959 Canaan 235 234 0.43%
960 Gary 234 252 -7.41%
961 Bode 234 289 -21.03%
962 Rene 234 230 1.72%
963 Maxton 233 218 6.65%
964 Benedict 233 219 6.19%
965 Wallace 233 256 -9.41%
966 Thatcher 233 296 -23.82%
967 Niklaus 232 280 -18.75%
968 Davian 232 217 6.68%
969 Yisroel 232 233 -0.43%
970 Gordon 232 243 -4.63%
971 Osman 231 223 3.52%
972 Kabir 231 283 -20.23%
973 Darian 230 227 1.31%
974 Adler 230 250 -8.33%
975 Terry 230 212 8.14%
976 Osiris 229 236 -3.01%
977 Vance 229 239 -4.27%
978 Cartier 229 179 24.51%
979 Lux 228 189 18.71%
980 Stone 228 215 5.87%
981 Demetrius 228 285 -22.22%
982 Kamryn 228 211 7.74%
983 Rodney 227 230 -1.31%
984 Kooper 227 191 17.22%
985 Jaxx 227 246 -8.03%
986 Darwin 226 196 14.22%
987 Aurelio 226 190 17.31%
988 Jakob 226 276 -19.92%
989 Zechariah 226 244 -7.66%
990 Brennan 224 264 -16.39%
991 Yael 224 211 5.98%
992 Marlon 224 210 6.45%
993 Meir 224 182 20.69%
994 Atharv 223 217 2.73%
995 Asaiah 223 142 44.38%
996 Ivaan 223 168 28.13%
997 Imran 223 207 7.44%
998 Kanan 223 162 31.69%
999 London 222 208 6.51%
1000 Massimo 222 181 20.35%

How Are the Most Popular Baby Boy Names Determined?

Curious about how the list of the most popular baby boy names is compiled? Unlike the most common male first names list, or the most common surnames list, baby name lists are more current and up to date.

This is due to the fact that baby name lists are compiled using information from the United States social security administration and it is collected on a regular basis, rather than relying on census data which is only collected every 10 years.

The social security administration (SSA) collects information on how people are naming their babies when the parent files with them for a social security card for their child in the same year they are born. Therefore the most popular baby boys name list is updated with a decent amount of frequency.

Where Do the Most Popular Baby Boy Names Come From?

Certain names on the list may throw you for a loop, especially if you see a name that is popular but also that you’ve never heard of before. Scientists and historians alike have spent years trying to narrow down why people name their children the way they do and have come to find there is no exact answer.

The way people name their children varies widely from culture to culture and decade to decade. Below are some possible places where it is hypothesized that people find the names they give their children.

Based on Celebrities and Pop Culture

Although there may be some deep story behind your name, the reality is, most people don’t have a story behind their name. Rather, humans tend to name their children certain names they hear at one point in their life and think of as “cool.”

And when talking about ‘hearing’ a name, how do most people hear things on a daily basis? Well, from the media, social media, and pop culture of course. Therefore many names of famous celebrities frequently make the top lists for baby names.

For example, ‘Liam’ which is at the top of the list likely came from the prominence of the actor Liam Neeson. But people don’t just take names directly from celebrities, as they also take them from the names of celebrities' children. This can be seen in the name ‘Miles’ which only began to climb up the list after famous model Chrissy Teagen named her son Miles.

People don’t just watch TV, however, and names can also come from books or other stories. This phenomenon is a bit easier to track, as it can bring back weird names to popularity, which is what happened in 2005, when older names like ‘Carlisle,’ ‘Emmett,’ and ‘Edward,’ came back to the top list after they appeared in the popular novel ‘Twilight.’

Baby Names Can be Family Names

It is very common in America for people to name their sons after the child’s father. This practice leads to many names which have been around for a long time staying on the top charts for decades.

These are names like ‘William,’ ‘Robert,’ and ‘John,’ and sometimes the parent will add the suffix ‘Jr.’ to the name, or ‘II’ to indicate the child is the second or third member of the family with that name. Although this practice is becoming less common as the years go by, anytime a little boy is named ‘William Jr.’ it helps keep the name William trending as a baby boy's name.

Parents Think of the Implication of Names

There are some names that have been on the list for decades, and continue to start there just because of the process parents go through when naming their children. Besides picking a name that both parents like, they often have to think if the name will have implications for the child.

Take the name ‘Adolf’ for example. It is an old German name that means ‘noble.’ Although you may like the name, you also know that naming your children the name Adolf would possibly lead to them getting harassed in school, and may cause people to have an opinion about your child before they even met him.

Because of a fear of giving a child a name that will cause them to be bullied or teased, some parents try to keep it simple by picking a common name. A practice that keeps names like ‘Lucas’ and ‘Alexander’ at the top of the charts.

Political and Religious Names

Although many couples have started to get more creative with baby girls' names, many baby boy names still have religious origins. ‘Noah,’ ‘Elijah,’ and ‘Daniel’ are all names that appear in the Bible and have been given to baby boys for centuries.

While some parents continue to name their children these names because they are religious, it’s also important to note that this naming tactic often overlaps with parents thinking of the implications of their child’s name. For example, a non-religious couple may name their son Daniel just because they hear the name and know there are many Daniels in the world so their son won’t be teased for his name.

Political names are often common as well among men. Parents may name their children after a famous politician, or they may take the last name of a politician and make it a first name. An example of this is ‘Obama’ which, while not popular, is a first name that came about when Barack Obama was elected. Even though his first name is Barack, people became much more attached to his last name, leading some people to name their sons ‘Obama.’

How Have Baby Boys Names Changed Over the Years?

If you had looked at this list a few decades ago, it would have looked much different than it does now. One of the main reasons why is because people have generally become more creative with naming practices over the years when it comes to baby boys.

Throughout the history of the United States, baby boy names were always quite simple. They were typically short and came from the Bible. Well, as the number of religious people has declined in the United States, many people have tired of naming their sons ‘Jacob,’ ‘John,’ and ‘Matthew.’

Of course, these names are still on the list, but they are no longer the top three. Instead, names like ‘Liam,’ ‘Oliver,’ and ‘Henry’ have taken their spots. While it has always been easy to come up with unique girls' names, it has been harder to say the same for boys' names. This hasn’t stopped people, however, as names like ‘Axel,’ ‘Maverick,’ and ‘Roman’ have all made the list in the past few years.

Part of the reason unique names are on the rise for baby boys is thanks to pop culture. Where once people only had their neighbors to look to for unique names, people now carry the internet in the palms of their hands. This makes it easier to look up unique boys' names or to find out more information about how their favorite celebrity is naming their son or daughter.

Overall, society is seeking to become more individualistic than ever before. Therefore while it was once okay for all the boys on the block to be named ‘John’ this isn’t going to fly anymore as parents look for their son to have a more unique name like ‘Thiago.’

Historical Data for Baby Boy Names

If you're interested to see how the trends and popularity of baby names for boys 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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