See the top #1 baby boy names in the United States for each year from 1880 to 2001 from the Social Security Administration data.

Year Rank Gender Name Number Percent
1880 1 Boy John 9,655 8.761%
1881 1 Boy John 8,769 8.703%
1882 1 Boy John 9,557 8.443%
1883 1 Boy John 8,894 8.513%
1884 1 Boy John 9,387 8.247%
1885 1 Boy John 8,756 8.159%
1886 1 Boy John 9,026 8.188%
1887 1 Boy John 8,110 8.023%
1888 1 Boy John 9,248 7.711%
1889 1 Boy John 8,548 4.862%
1890 1 Boy John 8,502 7.714%
1891 1 Boy John 7,681 7.638%
1892 1 Boy John 9,039 7.490%
1893 1 Boy John 8,049 7.226%
1894 1 Boy John 8,238 7.194%
1895 1 Boy John 8,321 7.166%
1896 1 Boy John 8,139 6.889%
1897 1 Boy John 7,550 6.768%
1898 1 Boy John 8,160 6.737%
1899 1 Boy John 6,990 6.647%
1900 1 Boy John 6,899 6.548%
1901 1 Boy John 6,899 6.548%
1902 1 Boy John 7,908 6.540%
1903 1 Boy John 7,609 6.472%
1904 1 Boy John 8,108 6.441%
1905 1 Boy John 8,059 6.204%
1906 1 Boy John 8,264 6.321%
1907 1 Boy John 8,983 6.262%
1908 1 Boy John 9,342 6.199%
1909 1 Boy John 9,591 6.008%
1910 1 Boy John 11,451 6.080%
1911 1 Boy John 13,445 6.149%
1912 1 Boy John 24,584 5.967%
1913 1 Boy John 29,324 5.986%
1914 1 Boy John 37,945 6.084%
1915 1 Boy John 47,574 5.897%
1916 1 Boy John 50,046 5.917%
1917 1 Boy John 51,852 5.895%
1918 1 Boy John 56,561 5.869%
1919 1 Boy John 53,529 5.753%
1920 1 Boy John 56,917 5.627%
1921 1 Boy John 58,224 5.557%
1922 1 Boy John 57,271 5.534%
1923 1 Boy John 57,479 5.508%
1924 1 Boy Robert 60,799 5.636%
1925 1 Boy Robert 60,889 5.722%
1926 1 Boy Robert 61,124 5.770%
1927 1 Boy Robert 61,645 5.736%
1928 1 Boy Robert 60,652 5.737%
1929 1 Boy Robert 59,805 5.818%
1930 1 Boy Robert 62,110 5.918%
1931 1 Boy Robert 60,496 6.076%
1932 1 Boy Robert 59,227 5.918%
1933 1 Boy Robert 54,185 5.698%
1934 1 Boy Robert 55,812 5.630%
1935 1 Boy Robert 56,504 5.696%
1936 1 Boy Robert 58,473 5.855%
1937 1 Boy Robert 61,801 6.015%
1938 1 Boy Robert 62,250 5.817%
1939 1 Boy Robert 59,628 5.578%
1940 1 Boy James 62,452 5.573%
1941 1 Boy James 66,708 5.609%
1942 1 Boy James 77,164 5.759%
1943 1 Boy James 80,226 5.790%
1944 1 Boy James 76,932 5.809%
1945 1 Boy James 74,443 5.684%
1946 1 Boy James 87,449 5.525%
1947 1 Boy James 94,642 5.312%
1948 1 Boy James 88,535 5.181%
1949 1 Boy James 86,815 5.025%
1950 1 Boy James 86,139 4.934%
1951 1 Boy James 87,062 4.751%
1952 1 Boy James 87,048 4.590%
1953 1 Boy Robert 86,091 4.481%
1954 1 Boy Michael 88,468 4.449%
1955 1 Boy Michael 88,282 4.396%
1956 1 Boy Michael 90,593 4.393%
1957 1 Boy Michael 92,706 4.408%
1958 1 Boy Michael 90,479 4.374%
1959 1 Boy Michael 85,279 4.100%
1960 1 Boy David 85,927 4.134%
1961 1 Boy Michael 86,908 4.204%
1962 1 Boy Michael 85,031 4.219%
1963 1 Boy Michael 83,789 4.235%
1964 1 Boy Michael 82,656 4.260%
1965 1 Boy Michael 81,053 4.476%
1966 1 Boy Michael 80,005 4.615%
1967 1 Boy Michael 82,455 4.867%
1968 1 Boy Michael 82,023 4.867%
1969 1 Boy Michael 85,221 4.925%
1970 1 Boy Michael 85,306 4.761%
1971 1 Boy Michael 77,593 4.569%
1972 1 Boy Michael 71,414 4.602%
1973 1 Boy Michael 67,844 4.563%
1974 1 Boy Michael 67,572 4.514%
1975 1 Boy Michael 68,447 4.621%
1976 1 Boy Michael 66,968 4.507%
1977 1 Boy Michael 67,601 4.349%
1978 1 Boy Michael 67,131 4.325%
1979 1 Boy Michael 67,714 4.165%
1980 1 Boy Michael 68,633 4.076%
1981 1 Boy Michael 68,728 4.064%
1982 1 Boy Michael 68,162 3.981%
1983 1 Boy Michael 67,958 4.015%
1984 1 Boy Michael 67,699 3.975%
1985 1 Boy Michael 64,874 3.728%
1986 1 Boy Michael 64,167 3.711%
1987 1 Boy Michael 63,622 3.638%
1988 1 Boy Michael 64,095 3.588%
1989 1 Boy Michael 65,384 3.522%
1990 1 Boy Michael 65,269 3.432%
1991 1 Boy Michael 60,783 3.260%
1992 1 Boy Michael 54,365 2.962%
1993 1 Boy Michael 49,553 2.763%
1994 1 Boy Michael 44,460 2.527%
1995 1 Boy Michael 41,400 2.393%
1996 1 Boy Michael 38,361 2.239%
1997 1 Boy Michael 37,543 2.212%
1998 1 Boy Michael 36,607 2.138%
1999 1 Boy Jacob 35,338 2.063%
2000 1 Boy Jacob 34,455 1.980%
2001 1 Boy Jacob 32,515 1.898%
2002 1 Boy Jacob 30,546 1.790%
2003 1 Boy Jacob 29,605 1.712%
2004 1 Boy Jacob 27,862 1.616%
2005 1 Boy Jacob 25,804 1.494%
2006 1 Boy Jacob 24,805 1.406%
2007 1 Boy Jacob 24,229 1.368%
2008 1 Boy Jacob 22,534 1.303%
2009 1 Boy Jacob 21,095 1.263%
2010 1 Boy Jacob 22,011 1.368%
2011 1 Boy Jacob 20,153 1.271%