Top 25 Female Baby Names,
Michigan, 1950 and 2017



1950

2017



Rank Name Frequency Rank Name Frequency


Total Female Births: 78,812 Total Female Births: 54,574


1. Linda 4,039 1. Emma 546
2. Mary 3,129 2. Ava 537
3. Susan 2,314 3. Olivia 514
4. Patricia 2,151 4. Charlotte 426
5. Barbara 1,804 5. Amelia 416
6. Nancy 1,710 6. Evelyn 407
7. Kathleen 1,582 7. Harper 375
8. Sandra 1,566 8. Sophia 373
9. Deborah 1,552 9. Isabella 365
10. Carol 1,463 10. Grace 284
11. Karen 1,434 11. Ella 275
12. Sharon 1,399 12. Nora 271
13. Diane 1,129 13. Abigail 263
14. Pamela 1,024 14. Avery 253
15. Christine 954 15. Riley 242
16. Janet 953 16. Elizabeth 237
17. Judith 870 17. Lillian 233
18. Cynthia 839 18. Emily 232
19. Janice 786 19. Madison 231
20. Donna 762 20. Scarlett 225
21. Margaret 754 21. Aria 223
22. Cheryl 730 22. Brooklyn 217
23. Brenda 610 23. Mila 216
24. Shirley 556 24. Mia 213
25. Bonnie 524 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. 1950 Michigan birth archive. Division for Vital Records & Health Statistics, Michigan Department of Health & Human Services

November 30, 2018