Top 25 Female Baby Names,
Michigan, 1950 and 2016



1950

2016



Rank Name Frequency Rank Name Frequency


Total Female Births: 78,812 Total Female Births: 55,337


1. Linda 4,039 1. Ava 584
2. Mary 3,129 2. Olivia 557
3. Susan 2,314 3. Emma 539
4. Patricia 2,151 4. Charlotte 468
5. Barbara 1,804 5. Sophia 395
6. Nancy 1,710 6. Harper 394
7. Kathleen 1,582 7. Amelia 390
8. Sandra 1,566 8. Evelyn 380
9. Deborah 1,552 9. Isabella 340
10. Carol 1,463 10. Abigail 309
11. Karen 1,434 11. Madison 298
12. Sharon 1,399 12. Avery 275
13. Diane 1,129 13. Grace 274
14. Pamela 1,024 14-16. Brooklyn 270
15. Christine 954 14-16. Ella 270
16. Janet 953 14-16. Mia 270
17. Judith 870 17. Lillian 264
18. Cynthia 839 18-19. Elizabeth 244
19. Janice 786 18-19. Riley 244
20. Donna 762 20. Nora 242
21. Margaret 754 21. Aubrey 234
22. Cheryl 730 22. Layla 226
23. Brenda 610 23. Scarlett 225
24. Shirley 556 24. Emily 220
25. Bonnie 524 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 Michigan resident birth file. 1950 Michigan birth archive. Division for Vital Records & Health Statistics, Michigan Department of Health & Human Services

November 15, 2017