Top 25 Female Baby Names,
Michigan, 1960 and 2015



1960

2015



Rank Name Frequency Rank Name Frequency


Total Female Births: 78,089 Total Female Births: 55,498


1. Mary 2,335 1. Olivia 602
2. Susan 1,830 2. Ava 578
3. Karen 1,577 3. Emma 509
4. Linda 1,461 4. Sophia 423
5. Patricia 1,313 5. Charlotte 406
6. Debra 1,284 6. Harper 405
7. Kimberly 1,222 7. Isabella 396
8. Cynthia 1,151 8. Amelia 372
9. Deborah 1,127 9. Evelyn 335
10. Pamela 1,086 10. Abigail 326
11. Sandra 1,075 11. Elizabeth 319
12. Lori 1,014 12. Madison 313
13. Lisa 1,006 13. Mia 301
14. Nancy 985 14. Ella 298
15. Cheryl 970 15-16. Avery 294
16. Kathleen 947 15-16. Brooklyn 294
17. Julie 909 17. Lillian 264
18. Barbara 899 18. Grace 258
19. Brenda 899 19. Addison 247
20. Donna 841 20. Emily 244
21. Diane 833 21. Aubrey 242
22. Laura 811 22. Natalie 234
23. Denise 804 23. Aria 231
24. Carol 802 24. Skylar 221
25. Sharon 703 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. 1960 Michigan birth archive. Division for Vital Records & Health Statistics, Michigan Department of Health & Human Services

December 7, 2016