Most Popular Baby Boy Names in 2002

In this article we'll look at what the most popular baby boy names were for the year 2002. These names are taken directly from the Social Security card applications for births that occurred in the United States.

The table below shows the top 250 most popular baby boy names in 2002, with a total count for the number of births registered with that given name.

You can also use the links below to research more about the most popular baby names.

Top 1000 most popular boy names: 1-250 | 251-500 | 501-750 | 751-1000

Top 1000 most popular girl names: 1-250 | 251-500 | 501-750 | 751-1000

Rank Name Count
1 Jacob 30,579
2 Michael 28,252
3 Joshua 25,997
4 Matthew 25,154
5 Ethan 22,112
6 Andrew 22,023
7 Joseph 21,900
8 Christopher 21,686
9 Nicholas 21,390
10 Daniel 21,320
11 William 20,125
12 Anthony 19,590
13 David 18,686
14 Tyler 18,266
15 Alexander 17,716
16 Ryan 17,659
17 John 17,460
18 James 16,965
19 Zachary 16,622
20 Brandon 16,280
21 Jonathan 15,511
22 Justin 14,904
23 Dylan 14,820
24 Christian 14,597
25 Samuel 14,567
26 Austin 14,541
27 Benjamin 13,487
28 Nathan 13,224
29 Logan 12,973
30 Jose 12,863
31 Noah 12,069
32 Gabriel 12,056
33 Kevin 12,043
34 Robert 12,029
35 Caleb 11,662
36 Thomas 11,293
37 Jordan 11,152
38 Hunter 11,085
39 Cameron 10,337
40 Kyle 10,063
41 Elijah 10,052
42 Jason 9,955
43 Aaron 9,005
44 Jack 8,998
45 Isaiah 8,964
46 Luke 8,692
47 Connor 8,409
48 Isaac 8,309
49 Angel 8,188
50 Jackson 8,153
51 Brian 8,082
52 Eric 7,927
53 Mason 7,877
54 Juan 7,820
55 Adam 7,751
56 Evan 7,384
57 Luis 7,376
58 Charles 7,208
59 Sean 7,029
60 Aidan 6,952
61 Gavin 6,951
62 Nathaniel 6,812
63 Alex 6,806
64 Bryan 6,615
65 Carlos 6,587
66 Jesus 6,368
67 Ian 6,361
68 Steven 6,220
69 Cole 6,037
70 Timothy 6,020
71 Cody 5,938
72 Seth 5,739
73 Adrian 5,684
74 Devin 5,440
75 Lucas 5,381
76 Blake 5,359
77 Richard 5,322
78 Julian 5,223
79 Patrick 5,152
80 Sebastian 5,136
81 Trevor 5,060
82 Chase 4,858
83 Dominic 4,855
84 Jared 4,835
85 Antonio 4,728
86 Jeremiah 4,718
87 Jaden 4,649
88 Xavier 4,647
89 Miguel 4,643
90 Jesse 4,431
91 Garrett 4,357
92 Alejandro 4,356
93 Mark 4,222
94 Owen 4,190
95 Jeremy 4,165
96 Hayden 4,142
97 Bryce 4,068
98 Diego 3,977
99 Riley 3,959
100 Victor 3,933
101 Jayden 3,853
102 Jake 3,791
103 Tristan 3,725
104 Kenneth 3,665
105 Carson 3,600
106 Marcus 3,543
107 Dakota 3,486
108 Carter 3,480
109 Jorge 3,457
110 Spencer 3,448
111 Kaleb 3,446
112 Tanner 3,446
113 Liam 3,381
114 Stephen 3,349
115 Henry 3,333
116 Colin 3,315
117 Dalton 3,282
118 Paul 3,262
119 Edward 3,243
120 Oscar 3,233
121 Wyatt 3,232
122 Joel 3,189
123 Vincent 3,185
124 Brendan 3,141
125 Colby 3,118
126 Parker 3,098
127 Grant 3,077
128 Colton 3,047
129 Maxwell 3,036
130 Shane 3,031
131 George 3,017
132 Jeffrey 2,999
133 Eduardo 2,957
134 Peter 2,869
135 Aiden 2,833
136 Ivan 2,814
137 Nicolas 2,810
138 Brayden 2,809
139 Derek 2,786
140 Gage 2,746
141 Francisco 2,742
142 Landon 2,723
143 Ricardo 2,708
144 Travis 2,702
145 Jalen 2,686
146 Cristian 2,685
147 Brady 2,659
148 Collin 2,656
149 Bradley 2,644
150 Alan 2,624
151 Omar 2,622
152 Shawn 2,617
153 Caden 2,601
154 Josiah 2,570
155 Preston 2,515
156 Erik 2,460
157 Andres 2,439
158 Javier 2,435
159 Fernando 2,423
160 Devon 2,395
161 Alexis 2,379
162 Cesar 2,369
163 Damian 2,345
164 Manuel 2,326
165 Levi 2,323
166 Max 2,319
167 Jonah 2,312
168 Braden 2,291
169 Gregory 2,278
170 Mario 2,265
171 Johnathan 2,264
172 Nolan 2,232
173 Micah 2,224
174 Kaden 2,220
175 Edgar 2,195
176 Raymond 2,179
177 Mitchell 2,172
178 Clayton 2,160
179 Edwin 2,145
180 Trenton 2,119
181 Corey 2,105
182 Erick 2,052
183 Wesley 2,051
184 Emmanuel 2,032
185 Scott 2,028
186 Marco 2,026
187 Sergio 2,020
188 Roberto 1,994
189 Dustin 1,982
190 Donovan 1,964
191 Taylor 1,964
192 Martin 1,959
193 Dawson 1,953
194 Hector 1,942
195 Eli 1,935
196 Cooper 1,931
197 Conner 1,927
198 Brett 1,867
199 Harrison 1,866
200 Ashton 1,853
201 Dillon 1,847
202 Giovanni 1,841
203 Jakob 1,836
204 Abraham 1,798
205 Peyton 1,764
206 Alec 1,748
207 Andy 1,723
208 Cade 1,716
209 Andre 1,698
210 Malachi 1,673
211 Malik 1,659
212 Damien 1,652
213 Trey 1,611
214 Ty 1,609
215 Jaylen 1,598
216 Frank 1,587
217 Drew 1,575
218 Elias 1,575
219 Ruben 1,572
220 Josue 1,566
221 Calvin 1,561
222 Skyler 1,558
223 Zane 1,558
224 Dominick 1,556
225 Pedro 1,554
226 Phillip 1,553
227 Ronald 1,522
228 Griffin 1,472
229 Bryson 1,471
230 Leonardo 1,460
231 Trent 1,453
232 Rafael 1,452
233 Chance 1,450
234 Gerardo 1,442
235 Johnny 1,438
236 Derrick 1,437
237 Darius 1,422
238 Chandler 1,417
239 Miles 1,416
240 Raul 1,407
241 Casey 1,399
242 Simon 1,398
243 Armando 1,393
244 Kobe 1,392
245 Avery 1,387
246 Allen 1,381
247 Marcos 1,327
248 Keith 1,325
249 Enrique 1,301
250 Troy 1,301

Historical Data for Baby Names

If you're interested to see how the trends and popularity of baby names have changed, you can use the links below to view the historical data by decade.

Most popular first names, 1880-present | since 1950 | since 1960 | since 1970 | since 1980 | since 1990 | since 2000 | since 2010

Most popular boy names, 1880-present | since 1950 | since 1960 | since 1970 | since 1980 | since 1990 | since 2000 | since 2010

Most popular girl names, 1880-present | since 1950 | since 1960 | since 1970 | since 1980 | since 1990 | since 2000 | since 2010

Data Source(s)

All of the data on this page is sourced from the Social Security Administration (SSA) and excludes any names with fewer than 5 occurrences in any geographic area.

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