Top 25 Female Baby Names,
Michigan, 1980 and 2020



1980

2020



Rank Name Frequency Rank Name Frequency


Total Female Births: 70,998 Total Female Births: 50,889


1. Jennifer 2,643 1. Charlotte 461
2. Sarah 1,536 2. Amelia 457
3. Amanda 1,483 3. Olivia 456
4. Melissa 1,412 4. Ava 408
5. Jessica 1,330 5. Emma 405
6. Nicole 1,106 6. Evelyn 368
7. Angela 1,029 7. Sophia 353
8. Heather 999 8. Harper 321
9. Amy 897 9. Isabella 277
10. Elizabeth 890 10. Nora 251
11. Michelle 874 11. Eleanor 247
12. Rebecca 781 12-13. Ella 233
13. Lisa 772 12-13. Mia 233
14. Kimberly 741 14. Madison 215
15. Kelly 739 15. Elizabeth 208
16. Stephanie 710 16. Mila 204
17. Erin 639 17. Abigail 200
18. Christina 623 18-19. Grace 198
19. Andrea 618 18-19. Layla 198
20. Rachel 617 20. Avery 195
21. Tiffany 610 21. Gianna 191
22. Sara 609 22. Violet 187
23. Jamie 578 23. Nova 185
24. Laura 562 24-25. Chloe 184
25. Shannon 522 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 1980 Michigan Resident Birth File. Division for Vital Records & Health Statistics, Michigan Department of Health & Human Services

March 7, 2022