Top 25 Female Baby Names,
Michigan, 1970 and 2017



1970

2017



Rank Name Frequency Rank Name Frequency


Total Female Births: 83,665 Total Female Births: 54,574


1. Jennifer 2,459 1. Emma 546
2. Lisa 1,974 2. Ava 537
3. Michelle 1,828 3. Olivia 514
4. Kimberly 1,750 4. Charlotte 426
5. Amy 1,700 5. Amelia 416
6. Angela 1,075 6. Evelyn 407
7. Dawn 1,067 7. Harper 375
8. Kelly 1,049 8. Sophia 373
9. Melissa 1,019 9. Isabella 365
10. Julie 1,017 10. Grace 284
11. Tracy 942 11. Ella 275
12. Tammy 901 12. Nora 271
13. Heather 889 13. Abigail 263
14. Mary 883 14. Avery 253
15. Laura 855 15. Riley 242
16. Christine 796 16. Elizabeth 237
17. Susan 729 17. Lillian 233
18. Tina 716 18. Emily 232
19. Karen 704 19. Madison 231
20. Shannon 696 20. Scarlett 225
21. Lori 680 21. Aria 223
22. Pamela 665 22. Brooklyn 217
23. Nicole 604 23. Mila 216
24. Michele 598 24. Mia 213
25. Elizabeth 592 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 and 1970 Michigan resident birth file. Division for Vital Records & Health Statistics, Michigan Department of Health & Human Services

November 30, 2018