Most Popular Male Baby Names,
Michigan, 1950 and 2015



1950

2015



Rank Name Frequency Rank Name Frequency


Total Male Births: 82,836 Total Male Births: 57,702


1. Robert 4,076 1. Noah 539
2. Michael 3,902 2. Liam 527
3. James 3,862 3. Mason 507
4. David 3,582 4. Carter 505
5. John 3,417 5. Lucas 462
6. Thomas 2,752 6. Jacob 458
7. William 2,725 7. Benjamin 434
8. Richard 2,516 8. Jackson 417
9. Gary 1,999 9. Owen 415
10. Charles 1,627 10. Elijah 411
11. Dennis 1,626 11. Oliver 405
12. Ronald 1,580 12. Logan 402
13. Donald 1,399 13. Michael 398
14. Daniel 1,353 14. James 385
15. Larry 1,316 15. William 384
16. Kenneth 1,294 16. Alexander 379
17. Mark 1,120 17. Ethan 378
18. Joseph 1,107 18. Aiden 354
19. Paul 1,075 19. Henry 330
20. Steven 991 20. Wyatt 326
21. Gregory 953 21. Isaac 324
22. Douglas 914 22. Joseph 322
23. Timothy 838 23. Andrew 308
24. Gerald 797 24. Jack 304
25. Stephen 773 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 Michigan resident birth file, 1950 Michigan birth archive. Division for Vital Records & Health Statistics, Michigan Department of Health & Human Services

December 7, 2016