Top 25 Female Baby Names,
Michigan, 1980 and 2017



1980

2017



Rank Name Frequency Rank Name Frequency


Total Female Births: 70,998 Total Female Births: 54,574


1. Jennifer 2,643 1. Emma 546
2. Sarah 1,536 2. Ava 537
3. Amanda 1,483 3. Olivia 514
4. Melissa 1,412 4. Charlotte 426
5. Jessica 1,330 5. Amelia 416
6. Nicole 1,106 6. Evelyn 407
7. Angela 1,029 7. Harper 375
8. Heather 999 8. Sophia 373
9. Amy 897 9. Isabella 365
10. Elizabeth 890 10. Grace 284
11. Michelle 874 11. Ella 275
12. Rebecca 781 12. Nora 271
13. Lisa 772 13. Abigail 263
14. Kimberly 741 14. Avery 253
15. Kelly 739 15. Riley 242
16. Stephanie 710 16. Elizabeth 237
17. Erin 639 17. Lillian 233
18. Christina 623 18. Emily 232
19. Andrea 618 19. Madison 231
20. Rachel 617 20. Scarlett 225
21. Tiffany 610 21. Aria 223
22. Sara 609 22. Brooklyn 217
23. Jamie 578 23. Mila 216
24. Laura 562 24. Mia 213
25. Shannon 522 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 and 1980 Michigan resident birth file. Division for Vital Records & Health Statistics, Michigan Department of Health & Human Services

November 30, 2018