Top 25 Female Baby Names,
Michigan, 1980 and 2016



1980

2016



Rank Name Frequency Rank Name Frequency


Total Female Births: 70,998 Total Female Births: 55,337


1. Jennifer 2,643 1. Ava 584
2. Sarah 1,536 2. Olivia 557
3. Amanda 1,483 3. Emma 539
4. Melissa 1,412 4. Charlotte 468
5. Jessica 1,330 5. Sophia 395
6. Nicole 1,106 6. Harper 394
7. Angela 1,029 7. Amelia 390
8. Heather 999 8. Evelyn 380
9. Amy 897 9. Isabella 340
10. Elizabeth 890 10. Abigail 309
11. Michelle 874 11. Madison 298
12. Rebecca 781 12. Avery 275
13. Lisa 772 13. Grace 274
14. Kimberly 741 14-16. Brooklyn 270
15. Kelly 739 14-16. Ella 270
16. Stephanie 710 14-16. Mia 270
17. Erin 639 17. Lillian 264
18. Christina 623 18-19. Elizabeth 244
19. Andrea 618 18-19. Riley 244
20. Rachel 617 20. Nora 242
21. Tiffany 610 21. Aubrey 234
22. Sara 609 22. Layla 226
23. Jamie 578 23. Scarlett 225
24. Laura 562 24. Emily 220
25. Shannon 522 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 1980 Michigan resident birth file. Division for Vital Records & Health Statistics, Michigan Department of Health & Human Services

November 15, 2017