Most Popular Male Baby Names,
Michigan, 2000 and 2016



2000

2016



Rank Name Frequency Rank Name Frequency


Total Male Births: 69,500 Total Male Births: 58,031


1. Jacob 1,580 1. Noah 514
2. Joshua 1,015 2. Mason 498
3. Michael 989 3. Benjamin 482
4. Nicholas 961 4. Liam 464
5. Andrew 938 5. Elijah 452
6. Tyler 908 6. Carter 450
7. Matthew 897 7. Oliver 435
8. Zachary 864 8. Lucas 426
9. Joseph 817 9. James 417
10. Ryan 764 10. Owen 389
11. Alexander 721 11. Jacob 376
12. Austin 697 12-13. Logan 375
13. Justin 683 12-13. Henry 375
14. Noah 663 14-15. Jackson 372
15. Brandon 653 14-15. William 372
16. Christopher 637 16. Michael 366
17. Benjamin 636 17. Alexander 363
18. Nathan 618 18. Jack 348
19. Ethan 596 19. Wyatt 345
20. Hunter 587 20. Aiden 333
21. Kyle 586 21. Grayson 330
22. James 582 22. Joseph 329
23. Dylan 571 23. Levi 322
24. Anthony 558 24. Lincoln 312
25. David 549 25. Ethan 308
           


Note: The frequency is calculated by counting the unique spelling of the name.  For example, in order to determine the frequency of the name "Glenn", babies named "Glen" would not be considered, even though the two names sound alike and would have a higher  rank if both were counted as one.
Source: 2016 and 2000 Michigan resident birth file. Division for Vital Records & Health Statistics, Michigan Department of Health & Human Services

November 15, 2017