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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 24,463 1.239 0 -592 1 Jacob 30,568 1.480 0 -1,973
2 Madison 21,773 1.103 0 -391 2 Michael 28,246 1.367 0 -1,435
3 Hannah 18,819 0.953 0 -1,893 3 Joshua 25,986 1.258 1 -27
4 Emma 16,538 0.838 9 3,231 4 Matthew 25,151 1.218 -1 -1,655
5 Alexis 15,636 0.792 0 -765 5 Ethan 22,108 1.070 12 4,146
6 Ashley 15,342 0.777 -2 -1,184 6 Andrew 22,017 1.066 1 -389
7 Abigail 15,297 0.775 1 490 7 Joseph 21,891 1.060 1 -113
8 Sarah 14,758 0.748 -2 -1,138 8 Christopher 21,681 1.050 -3 -1,442
9 Samantha 14,662 0.743 -2 -1,200 9 Nicholas 21,389 1.036 -3 -1,453
10 Olivia 14,630 0.741 0 652 10 Daniel 21,315 1.032 -1 331
11 Elizabeth 14,600 0.740 -2 -184 11 William 20,122 0.974 -1 23
12 Alyssa 12,844 0.651 2 -425 12 Anthony 19,584 0.948 -1 -149
13 Lauren 12,323 0.624 2 -458 13 David 18,671 0.904 -1 -671
14 Isabella 12,166 0.616 14 3,332 14 Tyler 18,264 0.884 -1 -1,007
15 Grace 12,056 0.611 1 -32 15 Alexander 17,713 0.858 5 997
16 Jessica 11,913 0.604 -5 -2,007 16 Ryan 17,659 0.855 -1 -627
17 Brianna 11,519 0.584 1 -255 17 John 17,446 0.845 -3 -1,439
18 Taylor 11,467 0.581 -6 -2,223 18 James 16,957 0.821 1 -113
19 Kayla 11,310 0.573 -2 -581 19 Zachary 16,622 0.805 -3 -1,564
20 Anna 10,385 0.526 -1 -189 20 Brandon 16,274 0.788 -2 -1,616
21 Victoria 9,782 0.496 0 -397 21 Jonathan 15,509 0.751 2 -634
22 Megan 9,209 0.467 -2 -1,089 22 Justin 14,902 0.721 0 -1,328
23 Sydney 9,034 0.458 0 -603 23 Dylan 14,819 0.717 -2 -1,677
24 Rachel 8,923 0.452 0 -614 24 Christian 14,591 0.706 0 -862
25 Chloe 8,899 0.451 5 722 25 Samuel 14,559 0.705 1 -231
26 Jasmine 8,866 0.449 -1 -89 26 Austin 14,537 0.704 -1 -418
27 Sophia 8,664 0.439 10 1,504 27 Benjamin 13,478 0.653 0 -851
28 Jennifer 8,537 0.432 -2 -386 28 Nathan 13,220 0.640 3 575
29 Morgan 8,432 0.427 0 -303 29 Logan 12,971 0.628 0 260
30 Natalie 8,350 0.423 2 302 30 Jose 12,861 0.623 4 723
31 Hailey 7,991 0.405 2 -39 31 Noah 12,066 0.584 -3 -1,416
32 Kaitlyn 7,980 0.404 -1 -182 32 Gabriel 12,052 0.583 6 1,137
33 Julia 7,963 0.403 -6 -874 33 Kevin 12,043 0.583 -1 -551
34 Destiny 7,801 0.395 -12 -1,947 34 Robert 12,024 0.582 -4 -639
35 Haley 7,454 0.378 -1 -556 35 Caleb 11,657 0.564 2 483
36 Katherine 7,212 0.365 -1 -667 36 Thomas 11,291 0.547 -3 -855
37 Nicole 6,974 0.353 -1 -842 37 Jordan 11,147 0.540 2 334
38 Alexandra 6,936 0.351 0 -105 38 Hunter 11,083 0.537 -2 -251
39 Savannah 6,580 0.333 3 -157 39 Cameron 10,336 0.500 -4 -1,247
40 Maria 6,382 0.323 1 -458 40 Kyle 10,062 0.487 0 -506
41 Mackenzie 6,267 0.317 -1 -667 41 Elijah 10,050 0.487 4 1,714
42 Stephanie 6,266 0.317 1 -341 42 Jason 9,954 0.482 -1 -208
43 Mia 6,257 0.317 33 2,339 43 Aaron 9,001 0.436 -1 -534
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 8,962 0.434 -2 380
46 Amanda 6,133 0.311 -7 -833 46 Luke 8,692 0.421 4 687
47 Jenna 5,664 0.287 -2 -478 47 Connor 8,410 0.407 2 328
48 Faith 5,524 0.280 5 115 48 Isaac 8,305 0.402 -1 108
49 Makayla 5,476 0.277 5 159 49 Angel 8,185 0.396 9 1,209
50 Paige 5,467 0.277 21 1,194 50 Jackson 8,152 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.