Most Common Male First Names in the United States

In this section of the site we have data on the most common male first names in the United States.

Note: the data source for these names is the 1990 Decennial Census, and is very outdated. If you want to view more accurate data on the popularity of first names, please check the baby names section of the site, which has much more recent data of names registered on Social Security card applications.

The table below shows the most popular first names for the U.S. population for the 1990 Census.

You can use the links below to view more common first names. This page is currently showing male names ranked from 1 to 300.

Most common first names: 1-1000 | 1001+

Most common male names: 1-300 | 301-600 | 601-900 | 900+

Most common female names: 1-1000 | 1001-2000 | 2001-3000 | 3001+

Rank Name Frequency (%) Count
1 JAMES 3.32% 10,773,473
2 JOHN 3.27% 10,620,865
3 ROBERT 3.14% 10,205,252
4 MICHAEL 2.63% 8,536,305
5 WILLIAM 2.45% 7,958,343
6 DAVID 2.36% 7,672,609
7 RICHARD 1.70% 5,529,603
8 CHARLES 1.52% 4,945,147
9 JOSEPH 1.40% 4,558,757
10 THOMAS 1.38% 4,480,830
11 CHRISTOPHER 1.04% 3,360,622
12 DANIEL 0.97% 3,162,557
13 PAUL 0.95% 3,078,135
14 MARK 0.94% 3,045,665
15 DONALD 0.93% 3,022,936
16 GEORGE 0.93% 3,009,949
17 KENNETH 0.83% 2,682,004
18 STEVEN 0.78% 2,532,643
19 EDWARD 0.78% 2,529,396
20 BRIAN 0.74% 2,389,776
21 RONALD 0.73% 2,354,059
22 ANTHONY 0.72% 2,341,071
23 KEVIN 0.67% 2,178,722
24 JASON 0.66% 2,143,005
25 MATTHEW 0.66% 2,133,265
26 GARY 0.65% 2,110,536
27 TIMOTHY 0.64% 2,078,066
28 JOSE 0.61% 1,990,397
29 LARRY 0.60% 1,941,693
30 JEFFREY 0.59% 1,918,964
31 FRANK 0.58% 1,886,494
32 SCOTT 0.55% 1,772,850
33 ERIC 0.54% 1,766,356
34 STEPHEN 0.54% 1,753,368
35 ANDREW 0.54% 1,743,627
36 RAYMOND 0.49% 1,584,525
37 GREGORY 0.44% 1,431,917
38 JOSHUA 0.44% 1,412,435
39 JERRY 0.43% 1,402,694
40 DENNIS 0.42% 1,347,496
41 WALTER 0.40% 1,295,544
42 PATRICK 0.39% 1,263,074
43 PETER 0.38% 1,237,099
44 HAROLD 0.37% 1,204,629
45 DOUGLAS 0.37% 1,191,641
46 HENRY 0.37% 1,185,147
47 CARL 0.35% 1,123,454
48 ARTHUR 0.34% 1,087,738
49 RYAN 0.33% 1,065,009
50 ROGER 0.32% 1,045,527
51 JOE 0.32% 1,042,280
52 JUAN 0.32% 1,026,045
53 JACK 0.32% 1,022,798
54 ALBERT 0.31% 1,019,551
55 JONATHAN 0.31% 1,016,304
56 JUSTIN 0.31% 1,009,810
57 TERRY 0.31% 1,009,810
58 GERALD 0.31% 1,003,316
59 KEITH 0.31% 1,000,069
60 SAMUEL 0.31% 993,575
61 WILLIE 0.30% 980,587
62 RALPH 0.28% 915,648
63 LAWRENCE 0.28% 915,648
64 NICHOLAS 0.28% 892,919
65 ROY 0.27% 886,425
66 BENJAMIN 0.27% 876,684
67 BRUCE 0.26% 853,955
68 BRANDON 0.26% 844,214
69 ADAM 0.26% 840,967
70 HARRY 0.25% 814,991
71 FRED 0.25% 814,991
72 WAYNE 0.25% 808,498
73 BILLY 0.25% 805,251
74 STEVE 0.25% 798,757
75 LOUIS 0.24% 789,016
76 JEREMY 0.24% 785,769
77 AARON 0.24% 779,275
78 RANDY 0.23% 753,299
79 HOWARD 0.23% 746,805
80 EUGENE 0.23% 746,805
81 CARLOS 0.23% 743,558
82 RUSSELL 0.22% 727,323
83 BOBBY 0.22% 724,076
84 VICTOR 0.22% 720,829
85 MARTIN 0.22% 701,347
86 ERNEST 0.22% 698,100
87 PHILLIP 0.21% 691,606
88 TODD 0.21% 691,606
89 JESSE 0.21% 678,618
90 CRAIG 0.21% 668,877
91 ALAN 0.20% 662,384
92 SHAWN 0.20% 649,396
93 CLARENCE 0.20% 639,655
94 SEAN 0.20% 639,655
95 PHILIP 0.20% 639,655
96 CHRIS 0.20% 639,655
97 JOHNNY 0.20% 633,161
98 EARL 0.19% 626,667
99 JIMMY 0.19% 620,173
100 ANTONIO 0.19% 616,926
101 DANNY 0.19% 616,926
102 BRYAN 0.19% 616,926
103 TONY 0.19% 616,926
104 LUIS 0.19% 613,679
105 MIKE 0.19% 613,679
106 STANLEY 0.19% 603,938
107 LEONARD 0.19% 603,938
108 NATHAN 0.19% 600,691
109 DALE 0.18% 597,444
110 MANUEL 0.18% 587,703
111 RODNEY 0.18% 584,456
112 CURTIS 0.18% 584,456
113 NORMAN 0.18% 574,715
114 ALLEN 0.17% 564,974
115 MARVIN 0.17% 555,233
116 VINCENT 0.17% 545,492
117 GLENN 0.17% 542,245
118 JEFFERY 0.17% 538,998
119 TRAVIS 0.17% 538,998
120 JEFF 0.17% 538,998
121 CHAD 0.17% 535,751
122 JACOB 0.17% 535,751
123 LEE 0.16% 526,010
124 MELVIN 0.16% 526,010
125 ALFRED 0.16% 526,010
126 KYLE 0.16% 519,516
127 FRANCIS 0.16% 519,516
128 BRADLEY 0.16% 516,269
129 JESUS 0.16% 503,282
130 HERBERT 0.16% 503,282
131 FREDERICK 0.15% 500,035
132 RAY 0.15% 496,788
133 JOEL 0.15% 493,541
134 EDWIN 0.15% 480,553
135 DON 0.15% 470,812
136 EDDIE 0.14% 467,565
137 RICKY 0.14% 457,824
138 TROY 0.14% 448,083
139 RANDALL 0.14% 448,083
140 BARRY 0.13% 435,095
141 ALEXANDER 0.13% 428,601
142 BERNARD 0.13% 412,366
143 MARIO 0.13% 405,872
144 LEROY 0.13% 405,872
145 FRANCISCO 0.12% 402,625
146 MARCUS 0.12% 402,625
147 MICHEAL 0.12% 399,378
148 THEODORE 0.12% 399,378
149 CLIFFORD 0.12% 399,378
150 MIGUEL 0.12% 396,131
151 OSCAR 0.12% 396,131
152 JAY 0.12% 383,143
153 JIM 0.12% 383,143
154 TOM 0.12% 379,896
155 CALVIN 0.12% 373,402
156 ALEX 0.12% 373,402
157 JON 0.12% 373,402
158 RONNIE 0.11% 366,909
159 BILL 0.11% 363,662
160 LLOYD 0.11% 363,662
161 TOMMY 0.11% 363,662
162 LEON 0.11% 363,662
163 DEREK 0.11% 363,662
164 WARREN 0.11% 357,168
165 DARRELL 0.11% 350,674
166 JEROME 0.11% 350,674
167 FLOYD 0.11% 347,427
168 LEO 0.11% 344,180
169 ALVIN 0.11% 340,933
170 TIM 0.10% 337,686
171 WESLEY 0.10% 337,686
172 GORDON 0.10% 337,686
173 DEAN 0.10% 337,686
174 GREG 0.10% 337,686
175 JORGE 0.10% 337,686
176 DUSTIN 0.10% 334,439
177 PEDRO 0.10% 334,439
178 DERRICK 0.10% 334,439
179 DAN 0.10% 327,945
180 LEWIS 0.10% 321,451
181 ZACHARY 0.10% 321,451
182 COREY 0.10% 318,204
183 HERMAN 0.10% 314,957
184 MAURICE 0.10% 314,957
185 VERNON 0.10% 314,957
186 ROBERTO 0.10% 314,957
187 CLYDE 0.10% 308,463
188 GLEN 0.09% 305,216
189 HECTOR 0.09% 305,216
190 SHANE 0.09% 301,969
191 RICARDO 0.09% 301,969
192 SAM 0.09% 298,722
193 RICK 0.09% 295,475
194 LESTER 0.09% 295,475
195 BRENT 0.09% 292,228
196 RAMON 0.09% 292,228
197 CHARLIE 0.09% 292,228
198 TYLER 0.09% 288,981
199 GILBERT 0.09% 288,981
200 GENE 0.09% 282,487
201 MARC 0.09% 282,487
202 REGINALD 0.08% 272,746
203 RUBEN 0.08% 266,252
204 BRETT 0.08% 266,252
205 ANGEL 0.08% 266,252
206 NATHANIEL 0.08% 263,005
207 RAFAEL 0.08% 263,005
208 LESLIE 0.08% 263,005
209 EDGAR 0.08% 259,758
210 MILTON 0.08% 259,758
211 RAUL 0.08% 256,511
212 BEN 0.08% 253,264
213 CHESTER 0.08% 253,264
214 CECIL 0.08% 253,264
215 DUANE 0.08% 250,017
216 FRANKLIN 0.08% 250,017
217 ANDRE 0.08% 246,770
218 ELMER 0.07% 240,276
219 BRAD 0.07% 237,029
220 GABRIEL 0.07% 237,029
221 RON 0.07% 233,782
222 MITCHELL 0.07% 233,782
223 ROLAND 0.07% 233,782
224 ARNOLD 0.07% 233,782
225 HARVEY 0.07% 233,782
226 JARED 0.07% 230,535
227 ADRIAN 0.07% 224,041
228 KARL 0.07% 224,041
229 CORY 0.07% 220,795
230 CLAUDE 0.07% 220,795
231 ERIK 0.07% 220,795
232 DARRYL 0.07% 217,548
233 JAMIE 0.07% 214,301
234 NEIL 0.07% 214,301
235 JESSIE 0.07% 211,054
236 CHRISTIAN 0.07% 211,054
237 JAVIER 0.07% 211,054
238 FERNANDO 0.07% 211,054
239 CLINTON 0.07% 211,054
240 TED 0.06% 207,807
241 MATHEW 0.06% 207,807
242 TYRONE 0.06% 207,807
243 DARREN 0.06% 207,807
244 LONNIE 0.06% 207,807
245 LANCE 0.06% 204,560
246 CODY 0.06% 204,560
247 JULIO 0.06% 204,560
248 KELLY 0.06% 204,560
249 KURT 0.06% 201,313
250 ALLAN 0.06% 198,066
251 NELSON 0.06% 198,066
252 GUY 0.06% 194,819
253 CLAYTON 0.06% 194,819
254 HUGH 0.06% 194,819
255 MAX 0.06% 191,572
256 DWAYNE 0.06% 191,572
257 DWIGHT 0.06% 188,325
258 ARMANDO 0.06% 188,325
259 FELIX 0.06% 188,325
260 JIMMIE 0.06% 188,325
261 EVERETT 0.06% 185,078
262 JORDAN 0.06% 181,831
263 IAN 0.06% 181,831
264 WALLACE 0.06% 181,831
265 KEN 0.06% 178,584
266 BOB 0.06% 178,584
267 JAIME 0.06% 178,584
268 CASEY 0.05% 175,337
269 ALFREDO 0.05% 175,337
270 ALBERTO 0.05% 172,090
271 DAVE 0.05% 172,090
272 IVAN 0.05% 172,090
273 JOHNNIE 0.05% 168,843
274 SIDNEY 0.05% 168,843
275 BYRON 0.05% 168,843
276 JULIAN 0.05% 168,843
277 ISAAC 0.05% 165,596
278 MORRIS 0.05% 165,596
279 CLIFTON 0.05% 162,349
280 WILLARD 0.05% 162,349
281 DARYL 0.05% 162,349
282 ROSS 0.05% 162,349
283 VIRGIL 0.05% 159,102
284 ANDY 0.05% 159,102
285 MARSHALL 0.05% 159,102
286 SALVADOR 0.05% 159,102
287 PERRY 0.05% 159,102
288 KIRK 0.05% 159,102
289 SERGIO 0.05% 159,102
290 MARION 0.05% 155,855
291 TRACY 0.05% 155,855
292 SETH 0.05% 155,855
293 KENT 0.05% 155,855
294 TERRANCE 0.05% 155,855
295 RENE 0.05% 155,855
296 EDUARDO 0.05% 152,608
297 TERRENCE 0.05% 152,608
298 ENRIQUE 0.05% 149,361
299 FREDDIE 0.05% 149,361
300 WADE 0.05% 146,114

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