Most Popular Male Baby Names,
Michigan, 1980 and 2016



1980

2016



Rank Name Frequency Rank Name Frequency


Total Male Births: 74,161 Total Male Births: 58,031


1. Michael 3,097 1. Noah 514
2. Jason 2,423 2. Mason 498
3. Christopher 1,924 3. Benjamin 482
4. Matthew 1,878 4. Liam 464
5. David 1,808 5. Elijah 452
6. James 1,550 6. Carter 450
7. Robert 1,421 7. Oliver 435
8. Ryan 1,387 8. Lucas 426
9. Joshua 1,385 9. James 417
10. Joseph 1,340 10. Owen 389
11. Brian 1,319 11. Jacob 376
12. Nicholas 1,195 12-13. Logan 375
13. John 1,183 12-13. Henry 375
14. Eric 1,171 14-15. Jackson 372
15. Daniel 1,171 14-15. William 372
16. Andrew 1,088 16. Michael 366
17. Justin 1,078 17. Alexander 363
18. Adam 963 18. Jack 348
19. William 939 19. Wyatt 345
20. Timothy 933 20. Aiden 333
21. Jeremy 919 21. Grayson 330
22. Jeffrey 878 22. Joseph 329
23. Scott 840 23. Levi 322
24. Steven 839 24. Lincoln 312
25. Kevin 817 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 1980 Michigan resident birth file. Division for Vital Records & Health Statistics, Michigan Department of Health & Human Services

November 15, 2017