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How popular is your name?

Yesterday, LG Windows Daily featured NameStatistics.com which tells you how popular your name is. While it’s a little US-centric, here are my results:

Neil is the #234 most common male name.
0.066% of men in the US are named Neil.
Around 80850 US men are named Neil!
source namestatistics.com

Turner is the #44 most common last name.
0.152% of last names in the US are Turner.
Around 380000 US last names are Turner!
source namestatistics.com

I knew that ‘Turner’ was very common, but I’m surprised that ‘Neil’ is so rare. While I know that it isn’t common in mainland Europe (since it’s Gaelic in origin, and not Germanic or Latin), I’d have thought an English-speaking country like the US would have more people with my name. Interesting.

2 Comments

  1. Jake is the #419 most common male name.
    0.025%

    Ortman is the #20048 most common last name.
    0.0005% of last names in the US are Ortman.
    Around 1250 US last names are Ortman!

    And I’m sure I’m related to 90% of the Ortmans ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Name Game

    This is kind of an interesting site on name stats. Timothy is the #27 most common male name. 0.64% of men…