Most Popular Male Baby Names,
Michigan, 1960 and 2016



1960

2016



Rank Name Frequency Rank Name Frequency


Total Male Births: 82,060 Total Male Births: 58,031


1. Michael 3,821 1. Noah 514
2. David 3,806 2. Mason 498
3. James 3,123 3. Benjamin 482
4. Robert 2,950 4. Liam 464
5. Mark 2,862 5. Elijah 452
6. John 2,736 6. Carter 450
7. Thomas 2,025 7. Oliver 435
8. William 1,929 8. Lucas 426
9. Timothy 1,865 9. James 417
10. Steven 1,773 10. Owen 389
11. Richard 1,687 11. Jacob 376
12. Jeffrey 1,662 12-13. Logan 375
13. Daniel 1,508 12-13. Henry 375
14. Kevin 1,445 14-15. Jackson 372
15. Kenneth 1,286 14-15. William 372
16. Joseph 1,280 16. Michael 366
17. Brian 1,237 17. Alexander 363
18. Paul 1,108 18. Jack 348
19. Ronald 1,103 19. Wyatt 345
20. Donald 1,088 20. Aiden 333
21. Gregory 1,044 21. Grayson 330
22. Scott 1,026 22. Joseph 329
23. Charles 975 23. Levi 322
24. Gary 878 24. Lincoln 312
25. Douglas 842 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, 1960 Michigan birth archive. Division for Vital Records & Health Statistics, Michigan Department of Health & Human Services

November 15, 2017