American name and gender database

The American database contains 105.958 first names categorized by gender and 265.171 last names. This page shows the list with the most popular names in United States and gives background information about the database.

Most countries in North America are very well organised and have great open data initiatives. In United States we received a name and gender dataset from the American government or we used an open dataset. We identified the last names by removing the first names from 2.409.180 public profiles that we found in American open data sources.

Popular American first names for men

First name Frequency*1 Percentage*1 Alternative countries*2
Michael 27.236 2.0% British German Canadian
David 25.530 1.9% British Spanish Canadian
John 24.823 1.8% British Canadian Irish
Chris 22.574 1.6% British Canadian Australian
Mike 17.278 1.3% British Canadian German
Mark 14.907 1.1% British Dutch Canadian
James 14.578 1.1% British Australian Canadian
Matt 14.567 1.1% British Australian Canadian
Brian 14.090 1.0% British Canadian Irish
Jason 13.249 1.0% British Canadian Australian
  • *1 The Frequency and Percentage are based on 2.409.180 American profiles from which 1.375.019 (57%) is male.
  • *2 Alternative countries are countries where this first name also exists. They are sorted on popularity.

Popular American first names for women

First name Frequency*1 Percentage*1 Alternative countries*2
Jennifer 11.141 1.1% British Canadian German
Sarah 10.864 1.1% British Canadian Australian
Jessica 9.242 0.9% British Brazilian Canadian
Lisa 8.697 0.8% British Canadian German
Michelle 7.891 0.8% British Canadian Australian
Laura 7.506 0.7% British Spanish Italian
Amy 7.080 0.7% British Canadian Australian
Amanda 7.057 0.7% British Brazilian Canadian
Ashley 6.866 0.7% British Canadian Australian
Stephanie 6.664 0.6% British French Canadian
  • *1 The Frequency and Percentage are based on 2.409.180 American profiles from which 1.034.161 (43%) is female.
  • *2 Alternative countries are countries where this first name also exists. They are sorted on popularity.

Popular American last names

Last name Frequency *1 Percentage *1 Alternative countries *2
Smith 19.188 0.8% British Canadian Australian
Johnson 13.535 0.6% British Canadian Australian
Williams 11.435 0.5% British Canadian Australian
Jones 11.394 0.5% British Canadian Australian
Brown 10.832 0.4% British Canadian Australian
Miller 8.849 0.4% British Canadian Australian
Davis 7.804 0.3% British Canadian Australian
Taylor 6.599 0.3% British Canadian Australian
Anderson 6.599 0.3% British Canadian Australian
Wilson 6.505 0.3% British Canadian Australian
  • *1 The Frequency and Percentage are based on 2.409.180 American profiles having 265.171 unique lastnames.
  • *2 Alternative countries are countries where this first name also exists. They are sorted on popularity.
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