Most Popular Male Baby Names,
Michigan, 1960 and 2017



1960

2017



Rank Name Frequency Rank Name Frequency


Total Male Births: 82,060 Total Male Births: 56,931


1. Michael 3,821 1. Liam 514
2. David 3,806 2. Noah 485
3. James 3,123 3. Oliver 475
4. Robert 2,950 4. Lucas 449
5. Mark 2,862 5. Mason 438
6. John 2,736 6. Logan 436
7. Thomas 2,025 7. Benjamin 435
8. William 1,929 8. Henry 404
9. Timothy 1,865 9. Wyatt 391
10. Steven 1,773 10. William 384
11. Richard 1,687 11. James 383
12. Jeffrey 1,662 12. Owen 381
13. Daniel 1,508 13-14 Lincoln 376
14. Kevin 1,445 13-14 Michael 376
15. Kenneth 1,286 15. Elijah 373
16. Joseph 1,280 16. Jacob 368
17. Brian 1,237 17. Alexander 365
18. Paul 1,108 18. Carter 364
19. Ronald 1,103 19. Jackson 336
20. Donald 1,088 20. Joseph 329
21. Gregory 1,044 21. Jack 327
22. Scott 1,026 22. Grayson 324
23. Charles 975 23. Ethan 309
24. Gary 878 24. Aiden 304
25. Douglas 842 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 Michigan resident birth file, 1960 Michigan birth archive. Division for Vital Records & Health Statistics, Michigan Department of Health & Human Services

November 30, 2018