Most Popular Male Baby Names,
Michigan, 1960 and 2015



1960

2015



Rank Name Frequency Rank Name Frequency


Total Male Births: 82,060 Total Male Births: 57,702


1. Michael 3,821 1. Noah 539
2. David 3,806 2. Liam 527
3. James 3,123 3. Mason 507
4. Robert 2,950 4. Carter 505
5. Mark 2,862 5. Lucas 462
6. John 2,736 6. Jacob 458
7. Thomas 2,025 7. Benjamin 434
8. William 1,929 8. Jackson 417
9. Timothy 1,865 9. Owen 415
10. Steven 1,773 10. Elijah 411
11. Richard 1,687 11. Oliver 405
12. Jeffrey 1,662 12. Logan 402
13. Daniel 1,508 13. Michael 398
14. Kevin 1,445 14. James 385
15. Kenneth 1,286 15. William 384
16. Joseph 1,280 16. Alexander 379
17. Brian 1,237 17. Ethan 378
18. Paul 1,108 18. Aiden 354
19. Ronald 1,103 19. Henry 330
20. Donald 1,088 20. Wyatt 326
21. Gregory 1,044 21. Isaac 324
22. Scott 1,026 22. Joseph 322
23. Charles 975 23. Andrew 308
24. Gary 878 24. Jack 304
25. Douglas 842 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, 1960 Michigan birth archive. Division for Vital Records & Health Statistics, Michigan Department of Health & Human Services

December 7, 2016