The most popular baby boy names of 2014 were Noah, Liam, Mason, Jacob, William, Ethan, Michael, Alexander, James and Daniel, according to the Social Security Administration. However, according to BabyCenter.com the most popular names were Jackson, Aiden, Liam, Lucas, Noah, Mason, Ethan, Caden, Jacob and Logan.
The Social Security Administration's list of the most popular baby boy names of 2014 was determined using names from Social Security card applications for births that occurred in 2014. The list provided by BabyCenter.com was determined from the nearly half a million parents who shared their babies' names with the website.
The name "Michael" ranked number seven in 2014 and 2004 and number one in 1994 and 1984, as reported by the Social Security Administration.