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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 0 -593 1 Jacob 30,574 1.480 0 -1,971
2 Madison 21,773 1.103 0 -391 2 Michael 28,245 1.367 0 -1,438
3 Hannah 18,822 0.953 0 -1,894 3 Joshua 25,993 1.258 1 -22
4 Emma 16,540 0.838 9 3,232 4 Matthew 25,153 1.218 -1 -1,655
5 Alexis 15,636 0.792 0 -766 5 Ethan 22,109 1.070 12 4,147
6 Ashley 15,344 0.777 -2 -1,183 6 Andrew 22,019 1.066 1 -392
7 Abigail 15,298 0.775 1 491 7 Joseph 21,895 1.060 1 -116
8 Sarah 14,760 0.748 -2 -1,139 8 Christopher 21,684 1.050 -3 -1,442
9 Samantha 14,666 0.743 -2 -1,198 9 Nicholas 21,390 1.035 -3 -1,455
10 Olivia 14,629 0.741 0 652 10 Daniel 21,316 1.032 -1 327
11 Elizabeth 14,604 0.740 -2 -182 11 William 20,124 0.974 -1 23
12 Alyssa 12,844 0.651 2 -428 12 Anthony 19,586 0.948 -1 -149
13 Lauren 12,325 0.624 2 -456 13 David 18,675 0.904 -1 -673
14 Isabella 12,167 0.616 14 3,332 14 Tyler 18,265 0.884 -1 -1,008
15 Grace 12,056 0.611 1 -32 15 Alexander 17,714 0.858 5 999
16 Jessica 11,918 0.604 -5 -2,004 16 Ryan 17,660 0.855 -1 -626
17 Brianna 11,519 0.583 1 -255 17 John 17,455 0.845 -3 -1,434
18 Taylor 11,467 0.581 -6 -2,226 18 James 16,959 0.821 1 -111
19 Kayla 11,310 0.573 -2 -581 19 Zachary 16,622 0.805 -3 -1,564
20 Anna 10,388 0.526 -1 -192 20 Brandon 16,277 0.788 -2 -1,615
21 Victoria 9,784 0.496 0 -396 21 Jonathan 15,511 0.751 2 -633
22 Megan 9,210 0.467 -2 -1,089 22 Justin 14,903 0.721 0 -1,328
23 Sydney 9,034 0.458 0 -604 23 Dylan 14,820 0.717 -2 -1,676
24 Rachel 8,927 0.452 0 -612 24 Christian 14,594 0.706 0 -860
25 Chloe 8,900 0.451 5 723 25 Samuel 14,560 0.705 1 -234
26 Jasmine 8,867 0.449 -1 -89 26 Austin 14,540 0.704 -1 -415
27 Sophia 8,664 0.439 10 1,503 27 Benjamin 13,482 0.653 0 -850
28 Jennifer 8,537 0.432 -2 -385 28 Nathan 13,220 0.640 3 573
29 Morgan 8,432 0.427 0 -303 29 Logan 12,972 0.628 0 261
30 Natalie 8,350 0.423 2 302 30 Jose 12,861 0.623 4 722
31 Hailey 7,991 0.405 2 -41 31 Noah 12,067 0.584 -3 -1,417
32 Kaitlyn 7,980 0.404 -1 -182 32 Gabriel 12,054 0.584 6 1,139
33 Julia 7,963 0.403 -6 -874 33 Kevin 12,043 0.583 -1 -550
34 Destiny 7,801 0.395 -12 -1,948 34 Robert 12,027 0.582 -4 -637
35 Haley 7,456 0.378 -1 -554 35 Caleb 11,660 0.564 2 484
36 Katherine 7,212 0.365 -1 -667 36 Thomas 11,291 0.547 -3 -856
37 Nicole 6,974 0.353 -1 -843 37 Jordan 11,151 0.540 2 338
38 Alexandra 6,936 0.351 0 -106 38 Hunter 11,083 0.537 -2 -251
39 Savannah 6,581 0.333 3 -156 39 Cameron 10,337 0.500 -4 -1,245
40 Maria 6,382 0.323 1 -458 40 Kyle 10,063 0.487 0 -506
41 Mackenzie 6,268 0.317 -1 -666 41 Elijah 10,050 0.487 4 1,712
42 Stephanie 6,267 0.317 1 -343 42 Jason 9,954 0.482 -1 -210
43 Mia 6,259 0.317 33 2,341 43 Aaron 9,002 0.436 -1 -537
44 Allison 6,240 0.316 0 29 44 Jack 8,998 0.436 4 850
45 Jordan 6,151 0.312 2 348 45 Isaiah 8,964 0.434 -2 379
46 Amanda 6,134 0.311 -7 -833 46 Luke 8,692 0.421 4 686
47 Jenna 5,664 0.287 -2 -478 47 Connor 8,410 0.407 2 328
48 Faith 5,524 0.280 5 114 48 Isaac 8,308 0.402 -1 111
49 Makayla 5,476 0.277 5 159 49 Angel 8,186 0.396 9 1,210
50 Paige 5,467 0.277 21 1,193 50 Jackson 8,153 0.395 10 1,319

 

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.