Most Popular Male Baby Names,
Michigan, 1950 and 2016



1950

2016



Rank Name Frequency Rank Name Frequency


Total Male Births: 82,836 Total Male Births: 58,031


1. Robert 4,076 1. Noah 514
2. Michael 3,902 2. Mason 498
3. James 3,862 3. Benjamin 482
4. David 3,582 4. Liam 464
5. John 3,417 5. Elijah 452
6. Thomas 2,752 6. Carter 450
7. William 2,725 7. Oliver 435
8. Richard 2,516 8. Lucas 426
9. Gary 1,999 9. James 417
10. Charles 1,627 10. Owen 389
11. Dennis 1,626 11. Jacob 376
12. Ronald 1,580 12-13. Logan 375
13. Donald 1,399 12-13. Henry 375
14. Daniel 1,353 14-15. Jackson 372
15. Larry 1,316 14-15. William 372
16. Kenneth 1,294 16. Michael 366
17. Mark 1,120 17. Alexander 363
18. Joseph 1,107 18. Jack 348
19. Paul 1,075 19. Wyatt 345
20. Steven 991 20. Aiden 333
21. Gregory 953 21. Grayson 330
22. Douglas 914 22. Joseph 329
23. Timothy 838 23. Levi 322
24. Gerald 797 24. Lincoln 312
25. Stephen 773 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 Michigan resident birth file, 1950 Michigan birth archive. Division for Vital Records & Health Statistics, Michigan Department of Health & Human Services

November 15, 2017