Top 100 Boy Baby Names in 2012

// These were the most popular boy baby names in 2012.

Most Popular 2012 Boy Baby Names


You're currently viewing the most popular boy baby names in 2012.

Topping the charts on position #1 this year was Jacob. (Total: 4,344 unique names.) In total there were 1,641,058 boys born. The names are sorted by popularity, with the #1 position being the most popular baby name in 2012 . How Unique explains how common it was to give a baby boy that name in that specific year. The total count is the total number of boy baby names this year, and the trend column tells you if this name gained or lost in popularity from the previous year. To see more historic data and insights about a specific name you can click on it.


Rank Name How Unique? Total births this year
1Jacob1 in 87 (1.2%)18,899
2Mason1 in 87 (1.1%)18,856
3Ethan1 in 94 (1.1%)17,547
4Noah1 in 95 (1%)17,201
5William1 in 98 (1%)16,726
6Liam1 in 98 (1%)16,687
7Jayden1 in 102 (1%)16,013
8Michael1 in 103 (1%)15,996
9Alexander1 in 109 (0.9%)15,105
10Aiden1 in 111 (0.9%)14,779
11Daniel1 in 116 (0.9%)14,143
12Matthew1 in 119 (0.8%)13,834
13Elijah1 in 120 (0.8%)13,719
14James1 in 124 (0.8%)13,271
15Anthony1 in 125 (0.8%)13,105
16Benjamin1 in 129 (0.8%)12,695
17Joshua1 in 131 (0.8%)12,522
18Andrew1 in 131 (0.8%)12,501
19David1 in 132 (0.8%)12,422
20Joseph1 in 132 (0.8%)12,404
21Logan1 in 132 (0.8%)12,390
22Jackson1 in 132 (0.8%)12,388
23Christopher1 in 139 (0.7%)11,777
24Gabriel1 in 143 (0.7%)11,442
25Samuel1 in 145 (0.7%)11,290
26Ryan1 in 151 (0.7%)10,863
27Lucas1 in 155 (0.6%)10,616
28John1 in 156 (0.6%)10,505
29Nathan1 in 158 (0.6%)10,357
30Isaac1 in 165 (0.6%)9,928
31Dylan1 in 165 (0.6%)9,920
32Caleb1 in 166 (0.6%)9,867
33Christian1 in 172 (0.6%)9,530
34Landon1 in 177 (0.6%)9,296
35Jonathan1 in 177 (0.6%)9,252
36Carter1 in 178 (0.6%)9,202
37Luke1 in 184 (0.5%)8,922
38Owen1 in 190 (0.5%)8,630
39Brayden1 in 194 (0.5%)8,447
40Gavin1 in 200 (0.5%)8,203
41Wyatt1 in 201 (0.5%)8,159
42Isaiah1 in 204 (0.5%)8,044
43Henry1 in 205 (0.5%)8,006
44Eli1 in 205 (0.5%)7,998
45Hunter1 in 206 (0.5%)7,967
46Jack1 in 208 (0.5%)7,877
47Evan1 in 209 (0.5%)7,851
48Jordan1 in 212 (0.5%)7,734
49Nicholas1 in 214 (0.5%)7,653
50Tyler1 in 215 (0.5%)7,628
51Aaron1 in 219 (0.5%)7,478
52Jeremiah1 in 222 (0.5%)7,391
53Julian1 in 224 (0.4%)7,331
54Cameron1 in 224 (0.4%)7,315
55Levi1 in 230 (0.4%)7,142
56Brandon1 in 235 (0.4%)6,988
57Angel1 in 236 (0.4%)6,958
58Austin1 in 236 (0.4%)6,951
59Connor1 in 237 (0.4%)6,923
60Adrian1 in 238 (0.4%)6,893
61Charles1 in 239 (0.4%)6,873
62Robert1 in 239 (0.4%)6,871
63Thomas1 in 242 (0.4%)6,780
64Sebastian1 in 245 (0.4%)6,685
65Colton1 in 260 (0.4%)6,314
66Jaxon1 in 263 (0.4%)6,249
67Kevin1 in 265 (0.4%)6,191
68Zachary1 in 265 (0.4%)6,187
69Ayden1 in 266 (0.4%)6,181
70Dominic1 in 267 (0.4%)6,140
71Blake1 in 273 (0.4%)6,008
72Jose1 in 275 (0.4%)5,975
73Oliver1 in 280 (0.4%)5,866
74Justin1 in 281 (0.4%)5,834
75Bentley1 in 281 (0.4%)5,830
76Jason1 in 288 (0.3%)5,695
77Chase1 in 291 (0.3%)5,648
78Ian1 in 291 (0.3%)5,637
79Josiah1 in 302 (0.3%)5,435
80Parker1 in 308 (0.3%)5,323
81Xavier1 in 308 (0.3%)5,323
82Adam1 in 311 (0.3%)5,273
83Cooper1 in 318 (0.3%)5,156
84Nathaniel1 in 347 (0.3%)4,728
85Grayson1 in 351 (0.3%)4,671
86Jace1 in 352 (0.3%)4,666
87Carson1 in 360 (0.3%)4,562
88Nolan1 in 373 (0.3%)4,398
89Tristan1 in 374 (0.3%)4,387
90Luis1 in 378 (0.3%)4,341
91Brody1 in 379 (0.3%)4,334
92Juan1 in 386 (0.3%)4,254
93Hudson1 in 392 (0.3%)4,184
94Bryson1 in 411 (0.2%)3,994
95Carlos1 in 414 (0.2%)3,967
96Easton1 in 418 (0.2%)3,925
97Alex1 in 429 (0.2%)3,826
98Kayden1 in 429 (0.2%)3,825
99Damian1 in 430 (0.2%)3,812
100Ryder1 in 434 (0.2%)3,780

Recommended articles


About Us

What's BabyNameScience.com? Our team of researchers have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years. From Mary (#1 in 1910) to Madison (#8 in 2012) - We have collected and organized names from over 290 million births to help you find the perfect name for your baby.

Try our free Smart Name Finder

Rather than random suggestions or alphabetically sorted lists we'll give you smart suggestions based on your input and preferences. Give it a try!

  Try Now