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Top 5 Female Names for Births in 2002, by State

Below, you will find a state-by-state listing of the most popular female names given to babies born in 2002. Emily, the nationís most popular girls name, was tops in 19 states. Madison continues its meteoric rise in popularity, becoming the name of choice in 24 states. Other favorites include Alexis, Hannah, Kayla, Emma and Samantha. Did your little oneís name make the hot list?†††



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eaders="Rank5">Hannah
eaders="Rank2">Madison

eaders="Rank3">Emma

eaders="Rank4">Abigail

eaders="Rank5">Hannah


eaders="State" size="2" font>Kentucky
eaders="Rank1">Madison

eaders="Rank2">Hannah

eaders="Rank3">Emily

eaders="Rank4">Alexis

eaders="Rank5">Abigail


eaders="State" size="2" font>Louisiana
eaders="Rank1">Madison

eaders="Rank2">Emily

eaders="Rank3">Hannah

eaders="Rank4">Alexis

eaders="Rank5">Taylor


eaders="State" size="2" font>Maine
eaders="Rank1">Emily

eaders="Rank2">Hannah

eaders="Rank3">Madison

eaders="Rank4">Abigail

eaders="Rank5">Emma


eaders="State" size="2" font>Maryland
eaders="Rank1">Madison

eaders="Rank2">Emily

eaders="Rank3">Kayla

eaders="Rank4">Hannah

eaders="Rank5">Sarah


eaders="State" size="2" font>Massachusetts
eaders="Rank1">Emily

eaders="Rank2">Olivia

eaders="Rank3">Emma

eaders="Rank4">Sarah

eaders="Rank5">Abigail


eaders="State" size="2" font>Michigan
eaders="Rank1">Madison

eaders="Rank2">Emily




















































































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ers="Num1">361

ers="Num2">291

ers="Num3">282

ers="Num4">231

ers="Num5">219



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ers="Num2">67

ers="Num3">57

ers="Num4">55

ers="Num5">52



ers="Num1">615

ers="Num2">603

ers="Num3">568

ers="Num4">416

ers="Num5">395



ers="Num1">2063

ers="Num2">1713

ers="Num3">1672

ers="Num4">1435

ers="Num5">1433



ers="Num1">277

ers="Num2">270

ers="Num3">259

ers="Num4">255

ers="Num5">244



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ers="Num2">57

ers="Num3">49

ers="Num4">48

ers="Num5">43



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Top Five Female Names for Births in 2002
Alabama Madison 437 Hannah 401 Anna 397 Emily 306 Alexis 272
Alaska Madison 56 Elizabeth 38 Emily 38 Ashley 34 Alexis 33
Arizona Emily 393 Ashley 354 Alexis 347 Samantha 343 Madison 323
Arkansas Madison 282 Hannah 227 Emily 221 Abigail 140 Alexis 140
California Emily 2961 Ashley 2627 Samantha 2480 Jessica 1962 Jennifer 1955
Colorado Madison 361 Emily 344 Emma 284 Ashley 279 Isabella 275
Connecticut Emily 307 Olivia 257 Emma 241 Samantha 230 Julia 228
Delaware Emily 69 Madison 64 Hannah 57 Olivia 54 Sarah 53
Dist. of Col. Kayla 50 Olivia 45 Katherine 43 Taylor 43 Lauren 42
Florida Emily 1152 Madison 985 Ashley 900 Isabella 891 Hannah 886
Georgia Madison 769 Emily 749 Hannah 647 Alexis 533 Sarah 531
Hawaii Kayla 72 Taylor 56 Madison 48 Emma 47 Jasmine 46
Idaho Madison 127 Emily 119 Emma 116 Hannah 96 Abigail 91
Illinois Emily 1062 Emma 810 Olivia 761 Madison 751 Hannah 736
Indiana Madison 638 Emily 554 Emma 513 Hannah 508 Abigail 484
Iowa Emma 317 Madison 290 Emily 247 Hannah 229 Abigail 213
Kansas Emily243 221 210 209 207
521 406 391 300 250
513 327 306 291 224
142 118 110 107 105
417 382 320 310 309
677 590 520 478 455
881 779 Emma 698 Hannah 697 Olivia 667
Minnesota Emma 504 Grace 485 Emily 439 Olivia 396 Abigail 391
Mississippi Madison 262 Hannah 210 Anna 200 Alexis 171 Sarah 156
Missouri Madison 576 Emily 497 Hannah 497 Emma 439 Abigail 427
Montana Madison 75 Emily 70 Hannah 67 Emma 48 Abigail 44
Nebraska Emma 174 Madison 174 Emily 170 Hannah 148 Grace 126
Nevada Emily 161 Madison 152 Ashley 139 Alexis 120 Samantha 113
Emily 117 Madison 112 Emma 110 Olivia 103 Abigail 101
Emily 781 Samantha 573 Ashley 562 Sarah 515 Kayla 508
Alexis 139 Alyssa 134 Ashley 108 Brianna 90 Emily 88
Emily 1543 Samantha 1151 Ashley 1090 Sarah 1064 Olivia 960
Madison 762 Hannah 695 Emily 589 Sarah 507 Emma 491
Madison 69 Hannah 68 Emily 55 Grace 48 Emma 47
Ohio Madison 1205 Hannah 973 Emily 944 Alexis 870 Olivia 844
Oklahoma Madison 346 Emily 299 Hannah 280 Alexis 184 Abigail 182
Oregon Emily 276 Madison 255 Emma 249 Hannah 240 Elizabeth 207
Pennsylvania Emily 1137 Madison 1040 Hannah 804 Abigail 733 Olivia 727
Puerto Rico Paola 629 Alondra 602 Gabriela 403 Genesis 315 Andrea 308
Rhode Island Madison 109 Emily 92 Emma 91 Isabella 75 Ashley 74
South Carolina Madison Hannah Emily Elizabeth Abigail
South Dakota Hannah Emily Grace Abigail Emma
Tennessee Madison Hannah Emily Emma Sarah
Texas Emily Madison Ashley Alyssa Alexis
Utah Emily Emma Abigail Madison Hannah
Vermont Emma Hannah Madison Emily Abigail
Virginia Madison Emily Hannah 532 Sarah 463 Abigail 412
Washington Emily 488 Emma 424 Hannah 411 Madison 385 Olivia 328
West Virginia Madison 224 Hannah 213 Emily 211 Alexis 155 Abigail 145
Wisconsin Emily 498 Emma 440 Olivia 376 Abigail 374 Hannah 372
Wyoming Madison 35 Hannah 27 Taylor 25 Elizabeth 24 Emily 24

Notes:


  • The source is a 100 ample based on Social Security card application data.
  • Each unique spelling in the sample is considered a unique name. The data has not been edited to combine similar spellings of the same name.
  • Order is by frequency first and alphabetical second. There are frequency ties, for example Emma and Madison tied for first place in Nebraska, in which case Emma was listed at first place and Madison at second.


  • In some cases there were ties for fifth place and some fifth place names were left out of the table. Names that tied for fifth place and were left out of the table were Emma in Alaska, Hannah in Alaska and Rhode Island, Sarah in Arkansas and the District of Columbia, Elizabeth in Montana, and Morgan in South Dakota.



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