Top 25 Female Baby Names,
Michigan, 1960 and 2016



1960

2016



Rank Name Frequency Rank Name Frequency


Total Female Births: 78,089 Total Female Births: 55,337


1. Mary 2,335 1. Ava 584
2. Susan 1,830 2. Olivia 557
3. Karen 1,577 3. Emma 539
4. Linda 1,461 4. Charlotte 468
5. Patricia 1,313 5. Sophia 395
6. Debra 1,284 6. Harper 394
7. Kimberly 1,222 7. Amelia 390
8. Cynthia 1,151 8. Evelyn 380
9. Deborah 1,127 9. Isabella 340
10. Pamela 1,086 10. Abigail 309
11. Sandra 1,075 11. Madison 298
12. Lori 1,014 12. Avery 275
13. Lisa 1,006 13. Grace 274
14. Nancy 985 14-16. Brooklyn 270
15. Cheryl 970 14-16. Ella 270
16. Kathleen 947 14-16. Mia 270
17. Julie 909 17. Lillian 264
18. Barbara 899 18-19. Elizabeth 244
19. Brenda 899 18-19. Riley 244
20. Donna 841 20. Nora 242
21. Diane 833 21. Aubrey 234
22. Laura 811 22. Layla 226
23. Denise 804 23. Scarlett 225
24. Carol 802 24. Emily 220
25. Sharon 703 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. 1960 Michigan birth archive. Division for Vital Records & Health Statistics, Michigan Department of Health & Human Services

November 15, 2017