Most Popular Male Baby Names,
Michigan, 1990 and 2020



1990

2020



Rank Name Frequency Rank Name Frequency


Total Male Births: 78,260 Total Male Births: 53,256


1. Michael 2,571 1. Oliver 504
2. Joshua 1,906 2. Noah 488
3. Matthew 1,724 3. Liam 477
4. Christopher 1,694 4. Henry 449
5. Andrew 1,479 5. Elijah 408
6. Ryan 1,407 6. Benjamin 401
7. Kyle 1,305 7. William 367
8. Nicholas 1,303 8. James 348
9. David 1,266 9. Owen 335
10. Justin 1,226 10-11. Jack 333
11. Joseph 1,189 10-11. Lucas 333
12. James 1,176 12. Mason 329
13. Daniel 1,164 13. Lincoln 327
14. Jacob 1,155 14. Theodore 324
15. Robert 1,074 15. Levi 321
16. Anthony 1,058 16. Michael 310
17. Brandon 1,001 17. Grayson 306
18. Eric 886 18. Wyatt 299
19. John 869 19. Logan 296
20. Zachary 864 20. Alexander 284
21. Steven 845 21. Hudson 280
22. Kevin 819 22. Carter 278
23. Jordan 800 23. Jackson 276
24. Tyler 799 24. Joseph 251
25. Adam 765 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 1990 Michigan Resident Birth File. Division for Vital Records & Health Statistics, Michigan Department of Health & Human Services

March 7, 2022