Most Popular Male Baby Names,
Michigan, 2000 and 2017



2000

2017



Rank Name Frequency Rank Name Frequency


Total Male Births: 69,500 Total Male Births: 56,931


1. Jacob 1,580 1. Liam 514
2. Joshua 1,015 2. Noah 485
3. Michael 989 3. Oliver 475
4. Nicholas 961 4. Lucas 449
5. Andrew 938 5. Mason 438
6. Tyler 908 6. Logan 436
7. Matthew 897 7. Benjamin 435
8. Zachary 864 8. Henry 404
9. Joseph 817 9. Wyatt 391
10. Ryan 764 10. William 384
11. Alexander 721 11. James 383
12. Austin 697 12. Owen 381
13. Justin 683 13-14 Lincoln 376
14. Noah 663 13-14 Michael 376
15. Brandon 653 15. Elijah 373
16. Christopher 637 16. Jacob 368
17. Benjamin 636 17. Alexander 365
18. Nathan 618 18. Carter 364
19. Ethan 596 19. Jackson 336
20. Hunter 587 20. Joseph 329
21. Kyle 586 21. Jack 327
22. James 582 22. Grayson 324
23. Dylan 571 23. Ethan 309
24. Anthony 558 24. Aiden 304
25. David 549 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 2000 Michigan resident birth file. Division for Vital Records & Health Statistics, Michigan Department of Health & Human Services

November 30, 2018