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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 24,459 1.239 -7 -12,732 1 Jacob 30,558 1.480 -3 -14,742
2 Madison 21,772 1.103 -9 -11,734 2 Michael 28,242 1.368 -7 -13,921
3 Hannah 18,817 0.953 -25 -12,445 3 Joshua 25,980 1.258 -30 -16,260
4 Emma 16,531 0.838 3 3,824 4 Matthew 25,149 1.218 -11 -12,501
5 Alexis 15,634 0.792 -81 -12,239 5 Ethan 22,105 1.070 -1 -7,114
6 Ashley 15,339 0.777 -79 -11,930 6 Andrew 22,016 1.066 -24 -11,989
7 Abigail 15,294 0.775 0 -2,983 7 Joseph 21,889 1.060 -14 -10,514
8 Sarah 14,752 0.747 -50 -10,276 8 Christopher 21,674 1.050 -24 -11,932
9 Samantha 14,659 0.743 -31 -9,355 9 Nicholas 21,387 1.036 -53 -15,193
10 Olivia 14,628 0.741 8 4,925 10 Daniel 21,305 1.032 -2 -7,897
11 Elizabeth 14,593 0.739 -2 -4,937 11 William 20,119 0.974 6 -4,310
12 Alyssa 12,842 0.651 -81 -9,609 12 Anthony 19,579 0.948 -13 -9,015
13 Lauren 12,323 0.624 -106 -9,646 13 David 18,665 0.904 -5 -6,974
14 Isabella 12,165 0.616 9 3,339 14 Tyler 18,261 0.884 -67 -13,130
15 Grace 12,053 0.611 -4 -4,464 15 Alexander 17,708 0.857 7 -3,248
16 Jessica 11,913 0.604 -190 -10,336 16 Ryan 17,656 0.855 -23 -9,182
17 Brianna 11,517 0.584 -65 -8,058 17 John 17,442 0.845 -9 -7,139
18 Taylor 11,465 0.581 -58 -7,733 18 James 16,953 0.821 11 -2,248
19 Kayla 11,308 0.573 -96 -8,590 19 Zachary 16,622 0.805 -69 -11,813
20 Anna 10,383 0.526 -24 -5,289 20 Brandon 16,271 0.788 -62 -11,186
21 Victoria 9,780 0.496 1 -2,205 21 Jonathan 15,508 0.751 -27 -7,931
22 Megan 9,209 0.467 -362 -8,362 22 Justin 14,901 0.722 -88 -11,208
23 Sydney 9,032 0.458 -99 -6,385 23 Dylan 14,817 0.717 -4 -4,585
24 Rachel 8,922 0.452 -143 -7,011 24 Christian 14,587 0.706 -19 -6,460
25 Chloe 8,898 0.451 8 -1,014 25 Samuel 14,553 0.705 2 -3,820
26 Jasmine 8,863 0.449 -86 -6,089 26 Austin 14,535 0.704 -43 -8,768
27 Sophia 8,663 0.439 24 8,664 27 Benjamin 13,476 0.653 17 132
28 Jennifer 8,537 0.433 -224 -7,262 28 Nathan 13,219 0.640 -10 -4,689
29 Morgan 8,432 0.427 -91 -5,762 29 Logan 12,970 0.628 15 -108
30 Natalie 8,350 0.423 3 -1,884 30 Jose 12,860 0.623 -50 -7,714
31 Hailey 7,990 0.405 -33 -3,769 31 Noah 12,065 0.584 30 7,446
32 Kaitlyn 7,978 0.404 -165 -6,327 32 Gabriel 12,052 0.584 10 -1,270
33 Julia 7,963 0.403 -56 -4,616 33 Kevin 12,043 0.583 -46 -6,886
34 Destiny 7,795 0.395 -155 -6,089 34 Robert 12,024 0.582 -29 -5,948
35 Haley 7,449 0.377 -244 -6,321 35 Caleb 11,655 0.564 -2 -2,928
36 Katherine 7,212 0.365 -48 -3,783 36 Thomas 11,291 0.547 -15 -4,168
37 Nicole 6,972 0.353 -115 -4,866 37 Jordan 11,145 0.540 -23 -4,891
38 Alexandra 6,934 0.351 -63 -3,951 38 Hunter 11,083 0.537 -3 -2,799
39 Savannah 6,579 0.333 1 -1,166 39 Cameron 10,336 0.500 -17 -3,623
40 Maria 6,381 0.323 -69 -3,578 40 Kyle 10,060 0.487 -135 -7,686
41 Mackenzie 6,266 0.318 -32 -2,428 41 Elijah 10,050 0.487 30 3,461
42 Stephanie 6,266 0.318 -166 -4,712 42 Jason 9,953 0.482 -44 -4,985
43 Mia 6,257 0.317 37 8,563 43 Aaron 8,999 0.436 -9 -1,886
44 Allison 6,238 0.316 5 -909 44 Jack 8,996 0.436 4 -540
45 Jordan 6,151 0.312 -217 -4,942 45 Isaiah 8,958 0.434 -4 -1,430
46 Amanda 6,132 0.311 -270 -5,119 46 Luke 8,692 0.421 18 1,527
47 Jenna 5,664 0.287 -251 -4,586 47 Connor 8,409 0.407 -7 -1,680
48 Faith 5,523 0.280 -43 -2,235 48 Isaac 8,304 0.402 17 1,574
49 Makayla 5,476 0.277 -94 -3,239 49 Angel 8,185 0.396 -15 -2,126
50 Paige 5,466 0.277 -90 -3,188 50 Jackson 8,152 0.395 33 4,030

 

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.