Most Popular Male Baby Names,
Michigan, 1960 and 2020



1960

2020



Rank Name Frequency Rank Name Frequency


Total Male Births: 82,060 Total Male Births: 53,256


1. Michael 3,821 1. Oliver 504
2. David 3,806 2. Noah 488
3. James 3,123 3. Liam 477
4. Robert 2,950 4. Henry 449
5. Mark 2,862 5. Elijah 408
6. John 2,736 6. Benjamin 401
7. Thomas 2,025 7. William 367
8. William 1,929 8. James 348
9. Timothy 1,865 9. Owen 335
10. Steven 1,773 10-11. Jack 333
11. Richard 1,687 10-11. Lucas 333
12. Jeffrey 1,662 12. Mason 329
13. Daniel 1,508 13. Lincoln 327
14. Kevin 1,445 14. Theodore 324
15. Kenneth 1,286 15. Levi 321
16. Joseph 1,280 16. Michael 310
17. Brian 1,237 17. Grayson 306
18. Paul 1,108 18. Wyatt 299
19. Ronald 1,103 19. Logan 296
20. Donald 1,088 20. Alexander 284
21. Gregory 1,044 21. Hudson 280
22. Scott 1,026 22. Carter 278
23. Charles 975 23. Jackson 276
24. Gary 878 24. Joseph 251
25. Douglas 842 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 Michigan Resident Birth File, 1960 Michigan Birth Archive. Division for Vital Records & Health Statistics, Michigan Department of Health & Human Services

March 7, 2022