Thursday, May 15, 2008

New Thing #125--How Many?

My name is not exactly common; there aren't too many people in the St. Louis metropolitan area that have the same last name as me. I'm always surprised when I go into a business and they have someone with my surname as a customer. Today I found out how many people there are in the United States with the same name as me.

The Website How Many of Me says that "There are 304,074,407 people in the U.S. How many have your name?" They claim that the numbers are estimated based upon statistical and demographic data from the U.S. Census Bureau. The data for the program came from the U.S. Census Bureau's 1990 census.

I found out that...

For my first name:
  • There are 644,638 people in the U.S. with the same first name.
  • Statistically it's the 75th most popular first name.
  • More than 99.9 percent of people with my first name are female.
For my last name:
  • There are 2,524 people in the U.S. with the same last name.
  • Statistically it's the 12488th most popular last name.
And finally, I found out that there are only FIVE people in the U.S. with the exact same name as me!

LogoThere are
people with my name
in the U.S.A.

How many have your name?

1 comment:

  1. I wonder at the accuracy...the site couldn't even find ME. I know I've an unusual name, but you would think the search engine would find me on Google.