Most Popular Male Baby Names,
Michigan, 1980 and 2015



1980

2015



Rank Name Frequency Rank Name Frequency


Total Male Births: 74,161 Total Male Births: 57,702


1. Michael 3,097 1. Noah 539
2. Jason 2,423 2. Liam 527
3. Christopher 1,924 3. Mason 507
4. Matthew 1,878 4. Carter 505
5. David 1,808 5. Lucas 462
6. James 1,550 6. Jacob 458
7. Robert 1,421 7. Benjamin 434
8. Ryan 1,387 8. Jackson 417
9. Joshua 1,385 9. Owen 415
10. Joseph 1,340 10. Elijah 411
11. Brian 1,319 11. Oliver 405
12. Nicholas 1,195 12. Logan 402
13. John 1,183 13. Michael 398
14. Eric 1,171 14. James 385
15. Daniel 1,171 15. William 384
16. Andrew 1,088 16. Alexander 379
17. Justin 1,078 17. Ethan 378
18. Adam 963 18. Aiden 354
19. William 939 19. Henry 330
20. Timothy 933 20. Wyatt 326
21. Jeremy 919 21. Isaac 324
22. Jeffrey 878 22. Joseph 322
23. Scott 840 23. Andrew 308
24. Steven 839 24. Jack 304
25. Kevin 817 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 1980 Michigan resident birth file. Division for Vital Records & Health Statistics, Michigan Department of Health & Human Services

December 7, 2016