Top 25 Female Baby Names,
Michigan, 1970 and 2016



1970

2016



Rank Name Frequency Rank Name Frequency


Total Female Births: 83,665 Total Female Births: 55,337


1. Jennifer 2,459 1. Ava 584
2. Lisa 1,974 2. Olivia 557
3. Michelle 1,828 3. Emma 539
4. Kimberly 1,750 4. Charlotte 468
5. Amy 1,700 5. Sophia 395
6. Angela 1,075 6. Harper 394
7. Dawn 1,067 7. Amelia 390
8. Kelly 1,049 8. Evelyn 380
9. Melissa 1,019 9. Isabella 340
10. Julie 1,017 10. Abigail 309
11. Tracy 942 11. Madison 298
12. Tammy 901 12. Avery 275
13. Heather 889 13. Grace 274
14. Mary 883 14-16. Brooklyn 270
15. Laura 855 14-16. Ella 270
16. Christine 796 14-16. Mia 270
17. Susan 729 17. Lillian 264
18. Tina 716 18-19. Elizabeth 244
19. Karen 704 18-19. Riley 244
20. Shannon 696 20. Nora 242
21. Lori 680 21. Aubrey 234
22. Pamela 665 22. Layla 226
23. Nicole 604 23. Scarlett 225
24. Michele 598 24. Emily 220
25. Elizabeth 592 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 1970 Michigan resident birth file. Division for Vital Records & Health Statistics, Michigan Department of Health & Human Services

November 15, 2017