Top 25 Female Baby Names,
Michigan, 1960 and 2020



1960

2020



Rank Name Frequency Rank Name Frequency


Total Female Births: 78,089 Total Female Births: 50,889


1. Mary 2,335 1. Charlotte 461
2. Susan 1,830 2. Amelia 457
3. Karen 1,577 3. Olivia 456
4. Linda 1,461 4. Ava 408
5. Patricia 1,313 5. Emma 405
6. Debra 1,284 6. Evelyn 368
7. Kimberly 1,222 7. Sophia 353
8. Cynthia 1,151 8. Harper 321
9. Deborah 1,127 9. Isabella 277
10. Pamela 1,086 10. Nora 251
11. Sandra 1,075 11. Eleanor 247
12. Lori 1,014 12-13. Ella 233
13. Lisa 1,006 12-13. Mia 233
14. Nancy 985 14. Madison 215
15. Cheryl 970 15. Elizabeth 208
16. Kathleen 947 16. Mila 204
17. Julie 909 17. Abigail 200
18. Barbara 899 18-19. Grace 198
19. Brenda 899 18-19. Layla 198
20. Donna 841 20. Avery 195
21. Diane 833 21. Gianna 191
22. Laura 811 22. Violet 187
23. Denise 804 23. Nova 185
24. Carol 802 24-25. Chloe 184
25. Sharon 703 24-25. Hazel 184

 

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: 2020 Michigan Resident Birth File. 1960 Michigan Birth Archive. Division for Vital Records & Health Statistics, Michigan Department of Health & Human Services

March 7, 2022