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Top 100 names by State

The following tables show the five most frequent given names, by State, for male and female births in 2002. The number to the right of each name is the number of occurrences in the data. The source is a 100% sample based on Social Security card application data as of March 2017. See the limitations of this data source.

Top Five Female Names for Births in 2002
State Rank 1 Number Rank 2 Number Rank 3 Number Rank 4 Number Rank 5 Number
Alabama Madison 439 Hannah 405 Anna 399 Emily 307 Alexis 274
Alaska Madison 57 Elizabeth 40 Emily 40 Emma 36 Ashley 35
Arizona Emily 404 Ashley 360 Alexis 354 Samantha 345 Madison 329
Arkansas Madison 283 Hannah 231 Emily 223 Sarah 143 Abigail 142
California Emily 3,019 Ashley 2,681 Samantha 2,540 Jessica 2,004 Jennifer 1,987
Colorado Madison 364 Emily 348 Emma 287 Ashley 282 Isabella 279
Connecticut Emily 307 Olivia 257 Emma 243 Samantha 230 Julia 229
Delaware Emily 70 Madison 64 Hannah 57 Olivia 55 Alexis 53
Dist. of Columbia Kayla 52 Taylor 48 Sarah 47 Elizabeth 46 Olivia 45
Florida Emily 1,169 Madison 996 Ashley 909 Isabella 896 Hannah 894
Georgia Madison 773 Emily 761 Hannah 656 Alexis 542 Sarah 535
Hawaii Kayla 74 Taylor 57 Emma 49 Jasmine 49 Madison 49
Idaho Madison 130 Emily 121 Emma 118 Hannah 96 Abigail 93
Illinois Emily 1,081 Emma 824 Olivia 772 Madison 758 Hannah 755
Indiana Madison 642 Emily 557 Emma 517 Hannah 515 Abigail 489
Iowa Emma 319 Madison 291 Emily 249 Hannah 233 Abigail 215
Kansas Emily 243 Madison 221 Emma 213 Hannah 210 Abigail 209
Kentucky Madison 550 Hannah 456 Emily 424 Alexis 327 Abigail 270
Louisiana Madison 520 Emily 334 Hannah 319 Alexis 303 Taylor 231
Maine Emily 142 Hannah 118 Madison 111 Abigail 109 Emma 105
Maryland Madison 422 Emily 391 Kayla 331 Sarah 319 Hannah 314
Massachusetts Emily 677 Olivia 594 Emma 522 Sarah 481 Abigail 456
Michigan Madison 900 Emily 808 Emma 728 Hannah 724 Olivia 681
Minnesota Emma 505 Grace 488 Emily 442 Olivia 398 Abigail 395
Mississippi Madison 264 Hannah 212 Anna 206 Alexis 177 Emily 159
Missouri Madison 579 Hannah 503 Emily 499 Emma 442 Abigail 434
Montana Madison 77 Emily 72 Hannah 69 Emma 48 Abigail 44
Nebraska Emma 176 Madison 175 Emily 171 Hannah 151 Grace 126
Nevada Emily 167 Madison 154 Ashley 141 Alexis 121 Samantha 114
New Hampshire Emily 117 Madison 112 Emma 111 Olivia 103 Abigail 101
New Jersey Emily 786 Samantha 576 Ashley 563 Sarah 518 Kayla 509
New Mexico Alexis 144 Alyssa 134 Ashley 111 Brianna 91 Emily 89
New York Emily 1,555 Samantha 1,156 Ashley 1,106 Sarah 1,085 Brianna 970
North Carolina Madison 799 Hannah 722 Emily 623 Sarah 537 Emma 520
North Dakota Madison 70 Hannah 68 Emily 55 Grace 48 Emma 47
Ohio Madison 1,211 Hannah 992 Emily 959 Alexis 875 Emma 852
Oklahoma Madison 357 Emily 309 Hannah 290 Alexis 193 Abigail 192
Oregon Emily 278 Madison 256 Emma 250 Hannah 247 Elizabeth 208
Pennsylvania Emily 1,153 Madison 1,054 Hannah 811 Sarah 748 Abigail 744
Rhode Island Madison 110 Emily 93 Emma 92 Isabella 75 Ashley 74
South Carolina Madison 367 Hannah 300 Emily 291 Elizabeth 238 Abigail 222
South Dakota Hannah 72 Emily 67 Grace 57 Abigail 56 Emma 53
Tennessee Madison 620 Hannah 610 Emily 573 Emma 423 Sarah 399
Texas Emily 2,081 Madison 1,727 Ashley 1,685 Alyssa 1,446 Alexis 1,442
Utah Emily 281 Emma 272 Abigail 266 Madison 264 Hannah 249
Vermont Emma 63 Hannah 58 Madison 50 Emily 48 Abigail 43
Virginia Madison 625 Emily 598 Hannah 562 Sarah 481 Abigail 422
Washington Emily 495 Emma 429 Hannah 416 Madison 392 Olivia 333
West Virginia Madison 225 Hannah 215 Emily 212 Alexis 156 Abigail 146
Wisconsin Emily 499 Emma 443 Olivia 377 Hannah 375 Abigail 374
Wyoming Madison 35 Hannah 27 Elizabeth 25 Taylor 25 Emily 24

Top Five Male Names for Births in 2002
State Rank 1 Number Rank 2 Number Rank 3 Number Rank 4 Number Rank 5 Number
Alabama William 619 Jacob 456 Joshua 412 James 408 John 378
Alaska Jacob 75 Joshua 68 Michael 68 Ethan 56 Tyler 55
Arizona Jacob 643 Jose 639 Michael 607 Daniel 540 Joshua 526
Arkansas Jacob 327 Ethan 250 William 240 Caleb 219 Joshua 211
California Daniel 4,130 Anthony 3,771 Andrew 3,556 Jose 3,554 Jacob 3,385
Colorado Jacob 494 Joshua 408 Michael 398 Ethan 387 Joseph 349
Connecticut Michael 476 Matthew 417 Nicholas 397 Ryan 343 Christopher 336
Delaware Matthew 100 Nicholas 88 Michael 84 Jacob 78 John 78
Dist. of Columbia Michael 113 William 105 James 82 John 78 David 76
Florida Michael 1,612 Joshua 1,469 Jacob 1,330 Matthew 1,307 Daniel 1,290
Georgia William 1,113 Joshua 963 Jacob 924 Christopher 843 Michael 820
Hawaii Joshua 124 Ethan 93 Noah 88 Isaiah 79 Jacob 78
Idaho Jacob 148 Ethan 145 Tyler 112 Austin 107 Andrew 102
Illinois Michael 1,429 Jacob 1,372 Matthew 1,156 Daniel 1,134 Joshua 1,053
Indiana Jacob 783 Ethan 659 Michael 510 Joshua 508 Matthew 494
Iowa Jacob 377 Ethan 288 Tyler 237 Zachary 223 Austin 222
Kansas Jacob 317 Ethan 288 Andrew 234 Joshua 218 Zachary 215
Kentucky Jacob 627 Ethan 498 William 487 James 421 Joshua 387
Louisiana Joshua 411 Jacob 409 Michael 398 Ethan 352 Christopher 329
Maine Jacob 153 Ethan 121 Joshua 103 Nicholas 102 Samuel 96
Maryland Michael 552 Jacob 518 Matthew 518 Joshua 501 Christopher 460
Massachusetts Matthew 889 Michael 874 Nicholas 749 Ryan 700 John 656
Michigan Jacob 1,303 Joshua 873 Ethan 870 Michael 859 Nicholas 825
Minnesota Jacob 619 Ethan 497 Benjamin 460 Samuel 458 Nicholas 452
Mississippi William 336 Christopher 296 James 286 Joshua 286 Jacob 249
Missouri Jacob 759 Ethan 529 Andrew 516 Austin 463 Joshua 455
Montana Ethan 79 Jacob 65 Dylan 63 Logan 62 Tyler 61
Nebraska Jacob 247 Ethan 170 Joshua 160 Zachary 143 Alexander 142
Nevada Anthony 237 Daniel 217 Michael 215 Jacob 212 Christopher 192
New Hampshire Jacob 147 Matthew 144 Nicholas 112 Ethan 109 Joshua 108
New Jersey Michael 1,360 Matthew 1,203 Nicholas 1,044 Joseph 1,018 Christopher 964
New Mexico Joshua 187 Jacob 182 Isaiah 174 Matthew 169 Michael 153
New York Michael 2,582 Matthew 2,115 Nicholas 2,057 Joseph 2,004 Christopher 1,815
North Carolina William 1,010 Jacob 981 Joshua 888 Christopher 775 Michael 767
North Dakota Jacob 93 Ethan 89 Logan 72 Joshua 53 Tyler 51
Ohio Jacob 1,586 Michael 1,159 Andrew 1,049 Joshua 1,015 Ethan 993
Oklahoma Jacob 436 Ethan 317 Joshua 305 Caleb 270 Tyler 264
Oregon Jacob 339 Ethan 331 Joshua 245 Michael 238 Andrew 235
Pennsylvania Michael 1,352 Jacob 1,259 Matthew 1,172 Nicholas 1,040 Ryan 1,015
Rhode Island Nicholas 138 Michael 124 Matthew 123 Jacob 117 Ethan 103
South Carolina William 533 Jacob 388 Joshua 386 James 375 Christopher 357
South Dakota Jacob 102 Ethan 74 Mason 71 Logan 69 Samuel 57
Tennessee Jacob 818 William 750 Joshua 594 James 590 Michael 580
Texas Jose 3,148 Jacob 2,621 Joshua 2,340 Michael 2,183 Christopher 2,143
Utah Jacob 400 Ethan 378 Joshua 360 Samuel 256 Tyler 245
Vermont Ethan 71 Jacob 60 Matthew 57 Hunter 51 William 47
Virginia Jacob 765 Michael 757 William 743 Joshua 650 Ethan 624
Washington Ethan 562 Jacob 536 Michael 433 Joshua 422 Alexander 417
West Virginia Jacob 268 Austin 190 Hunter 187 Ethan 176 James 166
Wisconsin Jacob 604 Ethan 519 Tyler 423 Nicholas 422 Joshua 411
Wyoming Ethan 52 Jacob 49 Hunter 36 Joshua 35 Austin 29