Most Popular Male Baby Names,
Michigan, 1980 and 2017



1980

2017



Rank Name Frequency Rank Name Frequency


Total Male Births: 74,161 Total Male Births: 56,931


1. Michael 3,097 1. Liam 514
2. Jason 2,423 2. Noah 485
3. Christopher 1,924 3. Oliver 475
4. Matthew 1,878 4. Lucas 449
5. David 1,808 5. Mason 438
6. James 1,550 6. Logan 436
7. Robert 1,421 7. Benjamin 435
8. Ryan 1,387 8. Henry 404
9. Joshua 1,385 9. Wyatt 391
10. Joseph 1,340 10. William 384
11. Brian 1,319 11. James 383
12. Nicholas 1,195 12. Owen 381
13. John 1,183 13-14 Lincoln 376
14. Eric 1,171 13-14 Michael 376
15. Daniel 1,171 15. Elijah 373
16. Andrew 1,088 16. Jacob 368
17. Justin 1,078 17. Alexander 365
18. Adam 963 18. Carter 364
19. William 939 19. Jackson 336
20. Timothy 933 20. Joseph 329
21. Jeremy 919 21. Jack 327
22. Jeffrey 878 22. Grayson 324
23. Scott 840 23. Ethan 309
24. Steven 839 24. Aiden 304
25. Kevin 817 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 1980 Michigan resident birth file. Division for Vital Records & Health Statistics, Michigan Department of Health & Human Services

November 30, 2018