Most Popular Male Baby Names,
Michigan, 1990 and 2015



1990

2015



Rank Name Frequency Rank Name Frequency


Total Male Births: 78,260 Total Male Births: 57,702


1. Michael 2,571 1. Noah 539
2. Joshua 1,906 2. Liam 527
3. Matthew 1,724 3. Mason 507
4. Christopher 1,694 4. Carter 505
5. Andrew 1,479 5. Lucas 462
6. Ryan 1,407 6. Jacob 458
7. Kyle 1,305 7. Benjamin 434
8. Nicholas 1,303 8. Jackson 417
9. David 1,266 9. Owen 415
10. Justin 1,226 10. Elijah 411
11. Joseph 1,189 11. Oliver 405
12. James 1,176 12. Logan 402
13. Daniel 1,164 13. Michael 398
14. Jacob 1,155 14. James 385
15. Robert 1,074 15. William 384
16. Anthony 1,058 16. Alexander 379
17. Brandon 1,001 17. Ethan 378
18. Eric 886 18. Aiden 354
19. John 869 19. Henry 330
20. Zachary 864 20. Wyatt 326
21. Steven 845 21. Isaac 324
22. Kevin 819 22. Joseph 322
23. Jordan 800 23. Andrew 308
24. Tyler 799 24. Jack 304
25. Adam 765 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 1990 Michigan resident birth file. Division for Vital Records & Health Statistics, Michigan Department of Health & Human Services

December 7, 2016