Most Popular Male Baby Names,
Michigan, 2000 and 2020



2000

2020



Rank Name Frequency Rank Name Frequency


Total Male Births: 69,500 Total Male Births: 53,256


1. Jacob 1,580 1. Oliver 504
2. Joshua 1,015 2. Noah 488
3. Michael 989 3. Liam 477
4. Nicholas 961 4. Henry 449
5. Andrew 938 5. Elijah 408
6. Tyler 908 6. Benjamin 401
7. Matthew 897 7. William 367
8. Zachary 864 8. James 348
9. Joseph 817 9. Owen 335
10. Ryan 764 10-11. Jack 333
11. Alexander 721 10-11. Lucas 333
12. Austin 697 12. Mason 329
13. Justin 683 13. Lincoln 327
14. Noah 663 14. Theodore 324
15. Brandon 653 15. Levi 321
16. Christopher 637 16. Michael 310
17. Benjamin 636 17. Grayson 306
18. Nathan 618 18. Wyatt 299
19. Ethan 596 19. Logan 296
20. Hunter 587 20. Alexander 284
21. Kyle 586 21. Hudson 280
22. James 582 22. Carter 278
23. Dylan 571 23. Jackson 276
24. Anthony 558 24. Joseph 251
25. David 549 25. Leo 237
           


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: 2020 and 2000 Michigan Resident Birth File. Division for Vital Records & Health Statistics, Michigan Department of Health & Human Services

March 7, 2022