May 21, 2024 - Culture

Top Michigan baby names of 2023

Illustration of a baby wearing a "hello my name is" sticker.

Illustration: Maura Losch/Axios

Noah and Charlotte continued their supremacy, remaining Michigan's top baby names for the third straight year.

The big picture: The name Noah was given to 454 male babies in 2023, and Charlotte to 428 female babies, according to 2023 data released last week by the Social Security Administration.

The next most popular male names were Oliver, Henry, Theodore, Liam, Jack, Elijah and Hudson.

  • For females, they were Amelia, Olivia, Sophia, Emma, Ava, Harper and Evelyn.
  • The names with the largest increase in popularity over the last decade were Atlas and Theo.

The intrigue: Our very own Samuel Robinson's first name appeared on the list, ranked 35th most popular for male babies. Nearly 200 children born last year share the name.

  • Neither Joe's nor Annalise's name appeared.
A bar chart showing the biggest changes in baby name popularity in Michigan 2013-2023.The biggest increase in popularity was for Atlas and the biggest decrease was for Alexa.
Data: U.S. Social Security Administration; Chart: Erin Davis/Axios Visuals
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