Top 25 Female Baby Names,
Michigan, 1960 and 2017



1960

2017



Rank Name Frequency Rank Name Frequency


Total Female Births: 78,089 Total Female Births: 54,574


1. Mary 2,335 1. Emma 546
2. Susan 1,830 2. Ava 537
3. Karen 1,577 3. Olivia 514
4. Linda 1,461 4. Charlotte 426
5. Patricia 1,313 5. Amelia 416
6. Debra 1,284 6. Evelyn 407
7. Kimberly 1,222 7. Harper 375
8. Cynthia 1,151 8. Sophia 373
9. Deborah 1,127 9. Isabella 365
10. Pamela 1,086 10. Grace 284
11. Sandra 1,075 11. Ella 275
12. Lori 1,014 12. Nora 271
13. Lisa 1,006 13. Abigail 263
14. Nancy 985 14. Avery 253
15. Cheryl 970 15. Riley 242
16. Kathleen 947 16. Elizabeth 237
17. Julie 909 17. Lillian 233
18. Barbara 899 18. Emily 232
19. Brenda 899 19. Madison 231
20. Donna 841 20. Scarlett 225
21. Diane 833 21. Aria 223
22. Laura 811 22. Brooklyn 217
23. Denise 804 23. Mila 216
24. Carol 802 24. Mia 213
25. Sharon 703 25. Zoey 210
           

 

Note: The frequency is calculated by counting the unique spelling of the name.  For example, in order to determine the frequency of the name "Kathy", babies named "Cathy" would not be considered, even though the two names sound alike and would have a higher  rank if both were counted as one.
Source: 2017 Michigan resident birth file. 1960 Michigan birth archive. Division for Vital Records & Health Statistics, Michigan Department of Health & Human Services

November 30, 2018