Most Popular Male Baby Names,
Michigan, 1990 and 2017



1990

2017



Rank Name Frequency Rank Name Frequency


Total Male Births: 78,260 Total Male Births: 56,931


1. Michael 2,571 1. Liam 514
2. Joshua 1,906 2. Noah 485
3. Matthew 1,724 3. Oliver 475
4. Christopher 1,694 4. Lucas 449
5. Andrew 1,479 5. Mason 438
6. Ryan 1,407 6. Logan 436
7. Kyle 1,305 7. Benjamin 435
8. Nicholas 1,303 8. Henry 404
9. David 1,266 9. Wyatt 391
10. Justin 1,226 10. William 384
11. Joseph 1,189 11. James 383
12. James 1,176 12. Owen 381
13. Daniel 1,164 13-14 Lincoln 376
14. Jacob 1,155 13-14 Michael 376
15. Robert 1,074 15. Elijah 373
16. Anthony 1,058 16. Jacob 368
17. Brandon 1,001 17. Alexander 365
18. Eric 886 18. Carter 364
19. John 869 19. Jackson 336
20. Zachary 864 20. Joseph 329
21. Steven 845 21. Jack 327
22. Kevin 819 22. Grayson 324
23. Jordan 800 23. Ethan 309
24. Tyler 799 24. Aiden 304
25. Adam 765 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 1990 Michigan resident birth file. Division for Vital Records & Health Statistics, Michigan Department of Health & Human Services

November 30, 2018