Top 25 Female Baby Names,
Michigan, 1990 and 2016



1990

2016



Rank Name Frequency Rank Name Frequency


Total Female Births: 74,812 Total Female Births: 55,337


1. Ashley 2,070 1. Ava 584
2. Jessica 1,703 2. Olivia 557
3. Amanda 1,382 3. Emma 539
4. Brittany 1,317 4. Charlotte 468
5. Samantha 1,235 5. Sophia 395
6. Sarah 1,054 6. Harper 394
7. Stephanie 976 7. Amelia 390
8. Megan 894 8. Evelyn 380
9. Nicole 872 9. Isabella 340
10. Emily 871 10. Abigail 309
11. Lauren 837 11. Madison 298
12. Jennifer 782 12. Avery 275
13. Amber 697 13. Grace 274
14. Elizabeth 696 14-16. Brooklyn 270
15. Danielle 688 14-16. Ella 270
16. Chelsea 684 14-16. Mia 270
17. Rachel 682 17. Lillian 264
18. Heather 666 18-19. Elizabeth 244
19. Kayla 661 18-19. Riley 244
20. Courtney 638 20. Nora 242
21. Rebecca 543 21. Aubrey 234
22. Melissa 526 22. Layla 226
23. Alyssa 512 23. Scarlett 225
24. Michelle 465 24. Emily 220
25. Jasmine 454 25-26. Addison 219
      25-26. Aria 219

 

 

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: 2016 and 1990 Michigan resident birth file. Division for Vital Records & Health Statistics, Michigan Department of Health & Human Services

November 15, 2017