Most Popular Male Baby Names,
Michigan, 1980 and 2020



1980

2020



Rank Name Frequency Rank Name Frequency


Total Male Births: 74,161 Total Male Births: 53,256


1. Michael 3,097 1. Oliver 504
2. Jason 2,423 2. Noah 488
3. Christopher 1,924 3. Liam 477
4. Matthew 1,878 4. Henry 449
5. David 1,808 5. Elijah 408
6. James 1,550 6. Benjamin 401
7. Robert 1,421 7. William 367
8. Ryan 1,387 8. James 348
9. Joshua 1,385 9. Owen 335
10. Joseph 1,340 10-11. Jack 333
11. Brian 1,319 10-11. Lucas 333
12. Nicholas 1,195 12. Mason 329
13. John 1,183 13. Lincoln 327
14. Eric 1,171 14. Theodore 324
15. Daniel 1,171 15. Levi 321
16. Andrew 1,088 16. Michael 310
17. Justin 1,078 17. Grayson 306
18. Adam 963 18. Wyatt 299
19. William 939 19. Logan 296
20. Timothy 933 20. Alexander 284
21. Jeremy 919 21. Hudson 280
22. Jeffrey 878 22. Carter 278
23. Scott 840 23. Jackson 276
24. Steven 839 24. Joseph 251
25. Kevin 817 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 1980 Michigan Resident Birth File. Division for Vital Records & Health Statistics, Michigan Department of Health & Human Services

March 7, 2022