The Most Popular Baby Names in Michigan

Find out what baby names Michigan parents loved in 2021.

The Social Security Administration has released its list of most popular baby names in 2020 including some new changes for Michigan. Noah reached the No. 1 rank in 2021 with 485 little Michiganders sporting the name. Charlotte again reached the top spot for girls in 2021.

The most popular names in the U.S. in 2021 were Liam and Olivia, which both ranked in the top three positions by Michigan parents.

The problem, of course, is that knowing about the popularity of a certain baby name can make parents want to avoid it altogether. If it’s too popular, they think, their child could be in a class where several students share the same name (shoutout to the Jessicas, Jennifers and Michaels who know the feeling).

Experts say that concern is less of an issue these days, since parents are choosing a greater diversity of names overall – for example, the percentage of girls given a “top 10” name dropped from around 25 percent in 1945 to 8 percent in 2007, Live Science reports.

Still, many parents are cautious about choosing a so-called “popular” name. If that’s the case for you, consider these top-ranking names.

Top baby names for boys in Michigan

  1. Noah
  2. Oliver
  3. Liam
  4. Henry
  5. Elijah
  6. Theodore
  7. Benjamin
  8. Jack
  9. Lucas
  10. Owen

Top baby names for girls in Michigan

  1. Charlotte
  2. Olivia
  3. Amelia
  4. Ava
  5. Evelyn
  6. Sophia
  7. Emma
  8. Harper
  9. Isabella
  10. Eleanor

This post was originally published in 2019 and is updated regularly.

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