Most Popular Male Baby Names,
Michigan, 1970 and 2017



1970

2017



Rank Name Frequency Rank Name Frequency


Total Male Births: 88,007 Total Male Births: 56,931


1. Michael 4,189 1. Liam 514
2. David 3,094 2. Noah 485
3. James 2,908 3. Oliver 475
4. Robert 2,803 4. Lucas 449
5. John 2,515 5. Mason 438
6. Jeffrey 2,029 6. Logan 436
7. Scott 1,929 7. Benjamin 435
8. Christopher 1,895 8. Henry 404
9. Brian 1,728 9. Wyatt 391
10. Mark 1,673 10. William 384
11. William 1,644 11. James 383
12. Steven 1,565 12. Owen 381
13. Thomas 1,467 13-14 Lincoln 376
14. Daniel 1,438 13-14 Michael 376
15. Richard 1,403 15. Elijah 373
16. Kevin 1,380 16. Jacob 368
17. Matthew 1,336 17. Alexander 365
18. Timothy 1,329 18. Carter 364
19. Joseph 1,276 19. Jackson 336
20. Eric 1,230 20. Joseph 329
21. Todd 1,118 21. Jack 327
22. Jason 1,097 22. Grayson 324
23. Paul 1,012 23. Ethan 309
24. Anthony 982 24. Aiden 304
25. Charles 964 25. Levi 302
           



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: 2017 and 1970 Michigan resident birth file. Division for Vital Records & Health Statistics, Michigan Department of Health & Human Services

November 30, 2018