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For Mother's Day, Jo Anne Barnhart, Commissioner of Social Security, announced the top baby names in the United States for 2002.

"There are two repeat performers for 2002," said Commissioner Barnhart, "Based on all Social Security card applications for children born last year, Emily is still the top girl baby name and Jacob returns as the most popular boy name."

If you would like to see the ranking for all of the baby names, go to Social Security's website: and click on the link "Most Popular Baby Names" to see the top baby names for 2002. The top ten boys and girls names for 2002 are:
1. Jacob
2. Michael
3. Joshua
4. Matthew
5. Ethan
6. Joseph
7. Andrew
8. Christopher
9. Daniel
10. Nicholas
1. Emily
2. Madison
3. Hannah
4. Emma
5. Alexis
6. Ashley
7. Abigail
8. Sarah
9. Samantha
10. Olivia