Top 25 Female Baby Names,
Michigan, 1970 and 2020



1970

2020



Rank Name Frequency Rank Name Frequency


Total Female Births: 83,665 Total Female Births: 50,889


1. Jennifer 2,459 1. Charlotte 461
2. Lisa 1,974 2. Amelia 457
3. Michelle 1,828 3. Olivia 456
4. Kimberly 1,750 4. Ava 408
5. Amy 1,700 5. Emma 405
6. Angela 1,075 6. Evelyn 368
7. Dawn 1,067 7. Sophia 353
8. Kelly 1,049 8. Harper 321
9. Melissa 1,019 9. Isabella 277
10. Julie 1,017 10. Nora 251
11. Tracy 942 11. Eleanor 247
12. Tammy 901 12-13. Ella 233
13. Heather 889 12-13. Mia 233
14. Mary 883 14. Madison 215
15. Laura 855 15. Elizabeth 208
16. Christine 796 16. Mila 204
17. Susan 729 17. Abigail 200
18. Tina 716 18-19. Grace 198
19. Karen 704 18-19. Layla 198
20. Shannon 696 20. Avery 195
21. Lori 680 21. Gianna 191
22. Pamela 665 22. Violet 187
23. Nicole 604 23. Nova 185
24. Michele 598 24-25. Chloe 184
25. Elizabeth 592 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 and 1970 Michigan Resident Birth File. Division for Vital Records & Health Statistics, Michigan Department of Health & Human Services

March 7, 2022