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Top 100 Most Popular U.S. Baby Names Of 2002

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2002 Popular Names U.S. - Top 100 Baby Names
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Girls Number
of Girls
% Rank Number Boys Number
of Boys
% Rank Number
1 Emily 24,464 1.239 -11 -15,808 1 Jacob 30,574 1.480 -12 -18,804
2 Madison 21,773 1.103 -20 -14,737 2 Michael 28,245 1.367 -12 -16,625
3 Hannah 18,822 0.953 -30 -13,193 3 Joshua 25,993 1.258 -38 -18,629
4 Emma 16,540 0.838 3 2,148 4 Matthew 25,153 1.218 -16 -15,229
5 Alexis 15,636 0.792 -174 -13,996 5 Ethan 22,109 1.070 -7 -10,255
6 Ashley 15,344 0.777 -123 -13,077 6 Andrew 22,019 1.066 -37 -14,785
7 Abigail 15,298 0.775 -4 -5,502 7 Joseph 21,895 1.060 -16 -12,340
8 Sarah 14,760 0.748 -59 -11,026 8 Christopher 21,684 1.050 -34 -14,423
9 Samantha 14,666 0.743 -51 -10,769 9 Nicholas 21,390 1.035 -65 -16,589
10 Olivia 14,629 0.741 8 3,292 10 Daniel 21,316 1.032 -5 -10,143
11 Elizabeth 14,604 0.740 -2 -6,091 11 William 20,124 0.974 8 -5,608
12 Alyssa 12,844 0.651 -138 -10,974 12 Anthony 19,586 0.948 -26 -11,583
13 Lauren 12,325 0.624 -158 -10,629 13 David 18,675 0.904 -9 -8,978
14 Isabella 12,167 0.616 10 2,297 14 Tyler 18,265 0.884 -105 -14,967
15 Grace 12,056 0.611 -9 -5,332 15 Alexander 17,714 0.858 4 -5,725
16 Jessica 11,918 0.604 -296 -10,861 16 Ryan 17,660 0.855 -30 -10,755
17 Brianna 11,519 0.583 -115 -9,284 17 John 17,455 0.845 -10 -8,336
18 Taylor 11,467 0.581 -103 -8,989 18 James 16,959 0.821 14 -3,434
19 Kayla 11,310 0.573 -130 -9,435 19 Zachary 16,622 0.805 -90 -13,094
20 Anna 10,388 0.526 -34 -6,243 20 Brandon 16,277 0.788 -104 -13,094
21 Victoria 9,784 0.496 0 -2,695 21 Jonathan 15,511 0.751 -42 -9,799
22 Megan 9,210 0.467 -523 -8,646 22 Justin 14,903 0.721 -119 -12,116
23 Sydney 9,034 0.458 -142 -7,285 23 Dylan 14,820 0.717 -8 -6,271
24 Rachel 8,927 0.452 -174 -7,383 24 Christian 14,594 0.706 -31 -8,085
25 Chloe 8,900 0.451 0 -2,274 25 Samuel 14,560 0.705 4 -4,826
26 Jasmine 8,867 0.449 -110 -6,734 26 Austin 14,540 0.704 -54 -9,889
27 Sophia 8,664 0.439 22 5,264 27 Benjamin 13,482 0.653 21 -101
28 Jennifer 8,537 0.432 -317 -7,622 28 Nathan 13,220 0.640 -20 -6,430
29 Morgan 8,432 0.427 -135 -6,683 29 Logan 12,972 0.628 19 -620
30 Natalie 8,350 0.423 -9 -3,255 30 Jose 12,861 0.623 -59 -8,569
31 Hailey 7,991 0.405 -48 -4,542 31 Noah 12,067 0.584 29 6,200
32 Kaitlyn 7,980 0.404 -355 -7,184 32 Gabriel 12,054 0.584 -3 -3,719
33 Julia 7,963 0.403 -60 -4,974 33 Kevin 12,043 0.583 -92 -8,919
34 Destiny 7,801 0.395 -241 -6,612 34 Robert 12,027 0.582 -37 -6,887
35 Haley 7,456 0.378 -350 -6,654 35 Caleb 11,660 0.564 -10 -4,731
36 Katherine 7,212 0.365 -76 -4,546 36 Thomas 11,291 0.547 -13 -4,512
37 Nicole 6,974 0.353 -181 -5,558 37 Jordan 11,151 0.540 -45 -6,505
38 Alexandra 6,936 0.351 -87 -4,542 38 Hunter 11,083 0.537 -18 -5,017
39 Savannah 6,581 0.333 -6 -1,836 39 Cameron 10,337 0.500 -30 -5,066
40 Maria 6,382 0.323 -76 -3,787 40 Kyle 10,063 0.487 -183 -8,395
41 Mackenzie 6,268 0.317 -65 -3,458 41 Elijah 10,050 0.487 34 2,836
42 Stephanie 6,267 0.317 -276 -5,241 42 Jason 9,954 0.482 -58 -6,107
43 Mia 6,259 0.317 36 6,383 43 Aaron 9,002 0.436 -17 -3,049
44 Allison 6,240 0.316 -25 -2,562 44 Jack 8,998 0.436 16 -164
45 Jordan 6,151 0.312 -330 -5,323 45 Isaiah 8,964 0.434 -6 -2,350
46 Amanda 6,134 0.311 -323 -5,290 46 Luke 8,692 0.421 17 -115
47 Jenna 5,664 0.287 -376 -4,930 47 Connor 8,410 0.407 -10 -2,352
48 Faith 5,524 0.280 -74 -3,082 48 Isaac 8,308 0.402 14 109
49 Makayla 5,476 0.277 -183 -4,114 49 Angel 8,186 0.396 -23 -3,154
50 Paige 5,467 0.277 -163 -4,024 50 Jackson 8,153 0.395 33 2,170

 

United States name popularity data is provided by the Social Security Administration and is based on Social Security card applications.

Data for a given year is not made available until well into the next year.

Data reflects what was recorded and has not been edited for errors, so for example the gender associated with a name may be incorrect.

The more babies that are given a particular name, the higher the popularity ranking. If multiple names have the same usage, the tie is broken by assigning popularity rank in alphabetical order. Therefore in the case of names with fewer occurrences, names with the same number of occurrences may have vastly different rankings because they will be interranked alphabetically.

To safeguard privacy, the SSA does not include names with less than 5 occurrences.

Please note, we update the data each May when the SSA releases new figures. All data changes at that time, including previous years, which will change minutely based on new information.