Most Popular Male Baby Names,
Michigan, 1990 and 2016



1990

2016



Rank Name Frequency Rank Name Frequency


Total Male Births: 78,260 Total Male Births: 58,031


1. Michael 2,571 1. Noah 514
2. Joshua 1,906 2. Mason 498
3. Matthew 1,724 3. Benjamin 482
4. Christopher 1,694 4. Liam 464
5. Andrew 1,479 5. Elijah 452
6. Ryan 1,407 6. Carter 450
7. Kyle 1,305 7. Oliver 435
8. Nicholas 1,303 8. Lucas 426
9. David 1,266 9. James 417
10. Justin 1,226 10. Owen 389
11. Joseph 1,189 11. Jacob 376
12. James 1,176 12-13. Logan 375
13. Daniel 1,164 12-13. Henry 375
14. Jacob 1,155 14-15. Jackson 372
15. Robert 1,074 14-15. William 372
16. Anthony 1,058 16. Michael 366
17. Brandon 1,001 17. Alexander 363
18. Eric 886 18. Jack 348
19. John 869 19. Wyatt 345
20. Zachary 864 20. Aiden 333
21. Steven 845 21. Grayson 330
22. Kevin 819 22. Joseph 329
23. Jordan 800 23. Levi 322
24. Tyler 799 24. Lincoln 312
25. Adam 765 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 1990 Michigan resident birth file. Division for Vital Records & Health Statistics, Michigan Department of Health & Human Services

November 15, 2017