Most Popular Male Baby Names,
Michigan, 1970 and 2015



1970

2015



Rank Name Frequency Rank Name Frequency


Total Male Births: 88,007 Total Male Births: 57,702


1. Michael 4,189 1. Noah 539
2. David 3,094 2. Liam 527
3. James 2,908 3. Mason 507
4. Robert 2,803 4. Carter 505
5. John 2,515 5. Lucas 462
6. Jeffrey 2,029 6. Jacob 458
7. Scott 1,929 7. Benjamin 434
8. Christopher 1,895 8. Jackson 417
9. Brian 1,728 9. Owen 415
10. Mark 1,673 10. Elijah 411
11. William 1,644 11. Oliver 405
12. Steven 1,565 12. Logan 402
13. Thomas 1,467 13. Michael 398
14. Daniel 1,438 14. James 385
15. Richard 1,403 15. William 384
16. Kevin 1,380 16. Alexander 379
17. Matthew 1,336 17. Ethan 378
18. Timothy 1,329 18. Aiden 354
19. Joseph 1,276 19. Henry 330
20. Eric 1,230 20. Wyatt 326
21. Todd 1,118 21. Isaac 324
22. Jason 1,097 22. Joseph 322
23. Paul 1,012 23. Andrew 308
24. Anthony 982 24. Jack 304
25. Charles 964 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 1970 Michigan resident birth file. Division for Vital Records & Health Statistics, Michigan Department of Health & Human Services

December 7, 2016