1000 Most Common Names Among People Living In The US

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Name the 1000 most common names among people currently living in the US. Estimates were taken based on census age groups for the 87% of people in 2012 census who were born in the US, cross-referenced against Social Security most popular names for the year in which they were born from 1923-2012 (slight skew toward 1923 as I put all 90+ year-olds in that year). Obviously these are rough estimates and don’t take into account foreign-born residents or immigration factors, etc. Estimated # of people with the name, sex, and year when most people of that name contributed to total are shown. Numbers are in thousands. Example: for the highest ranked name, it is most commonly a male name, just over 4M people living with it, of which the highest single year number (just over 100K) were born in 1967.


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    got some more interesting name-based quizzes coming as i play around with the name data since the late 1800’s thru 2013…

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