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(Liudmila Fadzeyeva via Shutterstock)

MICHIGAN—Liam has been the most popular boy name in the United States for the last five years, while Noah, Elijah and James round out the top five. Olivia is the most popular girl name, with Emma, Charlotte, Amelia, and Ava among the other most popular choices.

But in Michigan, the list looks a bit different.

Stacker compiled a list of the most popular baby names for both boys and girls in Michigan using data from the Social Security Administration. The names are ranked by the number of babies born in 2021.

Most Popular Baby Names for Boys

10. Owen

  • Michigan Babies in 2021: 342
  • US Babies in 2021: 8,713

Owen is a name of Welsh origin meaning “young warrior”.

9. Lucas (tie)

  • Michigan Babies in 2021: 342
  • US Babies in 2021: 11,501

Lucas is a name of Greek origin meaning “man from Lucania”.

8. Jack

  • Michigan Babies in 2021: 351
  • US Babies in 2021: 9,504

Jack is a name of English origin meaning “God is gracious”.

7. Benjamin

  • Michigan Babies in 2021: 359
  • US Babies in 2021: 11,791

Benjamin is a name of Hebrew origin meaning “son of my days”.

6. Theodore

  • Michigan Babies in 2021: 360
  • US Babies in 2021: 9,535

Theodore is a name of Greek origin meaning “gift of God”.

5. Elijah

  • Michigan Babies in 2021: 375
  • US Babies in 2021: 12,708

Elijah is a name of Hebrew origin meaning “Yahweh is God”.

4. Henry

  • Michigan Babies in 2021: 402
  • US Babies in 2021: 11,307

Henry is a name of German origin meaning “estate ruler”.

3. Liam

  • Michigan Babies in 2021: 414
  • US Babies in 2021: 20,272

Liam is a name of German origin meaning “protection”.

2. Oliver

  • Michigan Babies in 2021: 476
  • US Babies in 2021: 14,616

Oliver is a name of Latin origin meaning “olive tree planter”.

1. Noah

  • Michigan Babies in 2021: 485
  • US Babies in 2021: 18,739

Noah is a name of Hebrew origin meaning “rest”.

Most Popular Baby Names for Girls

10. Eleanor

  • Michigan Babies in 2021: 264
  • US Babies in 2021: 7,059

Eleanor is a name of Greek origin meaning “bright”.

9. Isabella

  • Michigan Babies in 2021: 271
  • US Babies in 2021: 11,201

Isabella is a name of Hebrew origin meaning “devoted to God”.

8. Harper

  • Michigan Babies in 2021: 288
  • US Babies in 2021: 8,388

Harper is a name of English origin meaning “harp player”.

7. Emma

  • Michigan Babies in 2021: 347
  • US Babies in 2021: 15,433

Emma is a name of German origin meaning “universal”.

6. Sophia

  • Michigan Babies in 2021: 349
  • US Babies in 2021: 12,496

Sophia is a name of Greek origin meaning “wisdom”. 

5. Evelyn

  • Michigan Babies in 2021: 355
  • US Babies in 2021: 9,434

Evelyn is a name of English origin meaning “desired”.

4. Ava

  • Michigan Babies in 2021: 417
  • US Babies in 2021: 12,759

Ava is a name of Latin origin meaning “bird”.

3. Amelia

  • Michigan Babies in 2021: 420
  • US Babies in 2021: 12,952

Amelia is a variation of Amalia, derived from the Germanic word amal meaning “work”.

2. Olivia

  • Michigan Babies in 2021: 445
  • US Babies in 2021: 17,728

Olivia is a name of Latin origin meaning “olive tree”. 

1. Charlotte

  • Michigan Babies in 2021: 509
  • US Babies in 2021: 13,285

Charlotte is a name of French origin meaning “free man”.

Editor’s Note: The Social Security Administration collects data on baby names with a binary understanding of sex and gender. Both Stacker and The ‘Gander understand that names aren’t inherently gendered, and our newsroom will continue to look for opportunities in our coverage to demonstrate that.

This story was republished from Stacker pursuant to a CC BY-NC 4.0 License.