Top Names by Decade

Check out the top 10 names for boys and girls during each decade and see if your name made the list! Then use the Name Finder to discover the meaning and origin of each name, or check out the top baby names by state.

Top 10 Names for Boys and Girls in the Year 2002

Top Names for Boys

  1. Jacob
  2. Michael
  3. Joshua
  4. Matthew
  5. Ethan
  6. Joseph
  7. Andrew
  8. Christopher
  9. Daniel
  10. Nicholas

Top Names for Girls

  1. Emily
  2. Madison
  3. Hannah
  4. Emma
  5. Alexis
  6. Ashley
  7. Abigail
  8. Sarah
  9. Samantha
  10. Olivia

Top 10 Names for Boys and Girls in the Year 2001

Top Names for Boys

  1. Jacob
  2. Michael
  3. Matthew
  4. Joshua
  5. Christopher
  6. Nicholas
  7. Andrew
  8. Joseph
  9. Daniel
  10. William

Top Names for Girls

  1. Emily
  2. Madison
  3. Hannah
  4. Ashley
  5. Alexis
  6. Samantha
  7. Sarah
  8. Abigail
  9. Elizabeth
  10. Jessica

Top 10 Names for Boys and Girls in the Year 2000

Top Names for Boys

  1. Jacob
  2. Michael
  3. Matthew
  4. Joshua
  5. Christopher
  6. Nicholas
  7. Andrew
  8. Joseph
  9. Daniel
  10. Tyler

Top Names for Girls

  1. Emily
  2. Hannah
  3. Madison
  4. Ashley
  5. Sarah
  6. Alexis
  7. Samantha
  8. Jessica
  9. Taylor
  10. Elizabeth
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