Having a baby or know someone that is, well this might help get a name for the baby as you can see the most popular boy and girl names over the last 50 years.

For boys the most popular name was Michael. This was the most famous for the whole country over the last 60+ years, so you will see it a lot. Along with Michael, David and Robert also made the most popular list in Michigan in the 1950s and 60s. Michael ruled Michigan until the 1990s when Jacob was the most popular. There were lots of Jacobs in Michigan until 2011 when Mason, Liam, and Noah traded off the top spot for the next few years. You can see an interactive map of the most popular names over the years below.

Now that you have seen the most popular boy names, the most popular girl name over the last 60+ years had a lot more changes. First off, Linda was the most popular through the early 1950s until Mary topped the list. Lisa then topped the list from 1964 through 1970 when Jennifer topped it. Jennifer was not only the most famous in Michigan, Jennifer was the most popular in all 50 states through most of the 1970s. Ashley and Madison came next to rule the list for 1980s and 1990s. The 2000s had a lot of changes at the top with a new popular name pretty much every year. You can see the interactive map below.

If you didn't see your name you can look up how popular your name is from the social security administration database, here.

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