Most Popular Male Baby Names,
Michigan, 1970 and 2016



1970

2016



Rank Name Frequency Rank Name Frequency


Total Male Births: 88,007 Total Male Births: 58,031


1. Michael 4,189 1. Noah 514
2. David 3,094 2. Mason 498
3. James 2,908 3. Benjamin 482
4. Robert 2,803 4. Liam 464
5. John 2,515 5. Elijah 452
6. Jeffrey 2,029 6. Carter 450
7. Scott 1,929 7. Oliver 435
8. Christopher 1,895 8. Lucas 426
9. Brian 1,728 9. James 417
10. Mark 1,673 10. Owen 389
11. William 1,644 11. Jacob 376
12. Steven 1,565 12-13. Logan 375
13. Thomas 1,467 12-13. Henry 375
14. Daniel 1,438 14-15. Jackson 372
15. Richard 1,403 14-15. William 372
16. Kevin 1,380 16. Michael 366
17. Matthew 1,336 17. Alexander 363
18. Timothy 1,329 18. Jack 348
19. Joseph 1,276 19. Wyatt 345
20. Eric 1,230 20. Aiden 333
21. Todd 1,118 21. Grayson 330
22. Jason 1,097 22. Joseph 329
23. Paul 1,012 23. Levi 322
24. Anthony 982 24. Lincoln 312
25. Charles 964 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 1970 Michigan resident birth file. Division for Vital Records & Health Statistics, Michigan Department of Health & Human Services

November 15, 2017