Most Popular Male Baby Names,
Michigan, 1970 and 2020



1970

2020



Rank Name Frequency Rank Name Frequency


Total Male Births: 88,007 Total Male Births: 53,256


1. Michael 4,189 1. Oliver 504
2. David 3,094 2. Noah 488
3. James 2,908 3. Liam 477
4. Robert 2,803 4. Henry 449
5. John 2,515 5. Elijah 408
6. Jeffrey 2,029 6. Benjamin 401
7. Scott 1,929 7. William 367
8. Christopher 1,895 8. James 348
9. Brian 1,728 9. Owen 335
10. Mark 1,673 10-11. Jack 333
11. William 1,644 10-11. Lucas 333
12. Steven 1,565 12. Mason 329
13. Thomas 1,467 13. Lincoln 327
14. Daniel 1,438 14. Theodore 324
15. Richard 1,403 15. Levi 321
16. Kevin 1,380 16. Michael 310
17. Matthew 1,336 17. Grayson 306
18. Timothy 1,329 18. Wyatt 299
19. Joseph 1,276 19. Logan 296
20. Eric 1,230 20. Alexander 284
21. Todd 1,118 21. Hudson 280
22. Jason 1,097 22. Carter 278
23. Paul 1,012 23. Jackson 276
24. Anthony 982 24. Joseph 251
25. Charles 964 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 1970 Michigan Resident Birth File. Division for Vital Records & Health Statistics, Michigan Department of Health & Human Services

March 7, 2022