Top 25 Female Baby Names,
Michigan, 1950 and 2015



1950

2015



Rank Name Frequency Rank Name Frequency


Total Female Births: 78,812 Total Female Births: 55,498


1. Linda 4,039 1. Olivia 602
2. Mary 3,129 2. Ava 578
3. Susan 2,314 3. Emma 509
4. Patricia 2,151 4. Sophia 423
5. Barbara 1,804 5. Charlotte 406
6. Nancy 1,710 6. Harper 405
7. Kathleen 1,582 7. Isabella 396
8. Sandra 1,566 8. Amelia 372
9. Deborah 1,552 9. Evelyn 335
10. Carol 1,463 10. Abigail 326
11. Karen 1,434 11. Elizabeth 319
12. Sharon 1,399 12. Madison 313
13. Diane 1,129 13. Mia 301
14. Pamela 1,024 14. Ella 298
15. Christine 954 15-16. Avery 294
16. Janet 953 15-16. Brooklyn 294
17. Judith 870 17. Lillian 264
18. Cynthia 839 18. Grace 258
19. Janice 786 19. Addison 247
20. Donna 762 20. Emily 244
21. Margaret 754 21. Aubrey 242
22. Cheryl 730 22. Natalie 234
23. Brenda 610 23. Aria 231
24. Shirley 556 24. Skylar 221
25. Bonnie 524 25. Chloe 218
           

 

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: 2015 Michigan resident birth file. 1950 Michigan birth archive. Division for Vital Records & Health Statistics, Michigan Department of Health & Human Services

December 7, 2016