Most Popular Male Baby Names,
Michigan, 2000 and 2015



2000

2015



Rank Name Frequency Rank Name Frequency


Total Male Births: 69,500 Total Male Births: 57,702


1. Jacob 1,580 1. Noah 539
2. Joshua 1,015 2. Liam 527
3. Michael 989 3. Mason 507
4. Nicholas 961 4. Carter 505
5. Andrew 938 5. Lucas 462
6. Tyler 908 6. Jacob 458
7. Matthew 897 7. Benjamin 434
8. Zachary 864 8. Jackson 417
9. Joseph 817 9. Owen 415
10. Ryan 764 10. Elijah 411
11. Alexander 721 11. Oliver 405
12. Austin 697 12. Logan 402
13. Justin 683 13. Michael 398
14. Noah 663 14. James 385
15. Brandon 653 15. William 384
16. Christopher 637 16. Alexander 379
17. Benjamin 636 17. Ethan 378
18. Nathan 618 18. Aiden 354
19. Ethan 596 19. Henry 330
20. Hunter 587 20. Wyatt 326
21. Kyle 586 21. Isaac 324
22. James 582 22. Joseph 322
23. Dylan 571 23. Andrew 308
24. Anthony 558 24. Jack 304
25. David 549 25. Gabriel 290
           


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: 2015 and 2000 Michigan resident birth file. Division for Vital Records & Health Statistics, Michigan Department of Health & Human Services

December 7, 2016