First Names HOWARD

 

National Statistics

Summary

  • HOWARD is ranked as the 174th most popular given name in the United States with an estimated population of 370,562.
  • This name is in the 99th percentile, this means that nearly 0% of all the first names are more popular.
  • There are 116.22 people named HOWARD for every 100,000 Americans.
  • This name is commonly used as either a first or last name. More specifically, it is used as a first name 57% of the time.
  • Based on the analysis of 100 years worth of data from the Social Security Administration's (SSA) Baby Names database, the estimated population of people named HOWARD is 156,046.
  • The SSA data also shows that HOWARD is used as a boy's name 99% of the time.

First Names HOWARD
National Statistics

MyNameStats statistics:

  • Population Est. 370,562 +/-0.6%
  • National Rank 174
  • Percentile Rank 1.00
  • Proportion/100k 116.2

SSA Baby Name statistics:

  • Population Estimate 156,046
  • National Rank 337
  • Percentile Rank 99.64%
  • Proportion/100k 48.94

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Race and Ethinicity

Summary

The race and Hispanic origin distribution of the people with the name HOWARD is 80.7% White, 2.1% Hispanic origin, 12.8% Black, 2.4% Asian or Pacific Islander, 1.5% Two or More Races, and 0.6% American Indian or Alaskan Native. These figures should be considered only as a rough estimate. The purpose of this graph is to compare the name's specific race and Hispanic origin distribution to the distribution in the general population of the US.

The vertical blue bars represent the race distribution of people that have the name. The yellow horizontal lines represent the race distribution of the general population. The amount by which the blue bars extend past the yellow horizontal lines determines how likely a person with the name will be part of a given race or Hispanic origin group.

On this basis, the people with the name HOWARD have a higher likelyhood of being White and a lower likelyhood of being Hispanic origin.

Ethnic and Cultural Name Categories

The first name HOWARD is included in the following name catgories:
  • English surname
  • US masculine baby name - Social Security Administration
  • Common US masculine given name - Census Bureau Data
  • Masculine given name
  • Common US surname - Census Bureau Data

Race & Hispanic origin distribution
of the people with the name HOWARD

Race or Hisp. origin % people named % general pop. % diff.
White 80.7% 63.9% 16.8%
Hispanic origin 2.1% 16.3% -14.2%
Black 12.8% 12.3% 0.5%
Asian or Pacific Islander 2.4% 4.9% -2.5%
Two or more races 1.5% 1.8% -0.3%
American Indian or Alaskan Native 0.6% 0.7% -0.1%
 

State Statistics for Popularity and Rank

Summary

  • The state with the most people named HOWARD is California where 35,496 people have this name.
  • West Virginia is the state where you are most likely to meet a person named HOWARD, as 181.83 in every 100,000 West Virginians have this name.
  • Highest percentile rank of any state for this name is 99th, this rank was reached in the states of Florida.
  • West Virginia is the state with the biggest positive difference between the actual state population and the projected state population based on the national average. (where the blue bar extends past the yellow vertical line) with a difference of 0 more people than projected.
  • The state with the biggest negative difference is Rhode Island (where the blue bar does not extend past the yellow vertical line) with a difference of 0 fewer people than projected.
Midwest State Statistics First-Names HOWARD State Population Proportion/100k Percentile Illinois 16,216 125.9 99.7% Indiana 8,198 124.28 99.4% Iowa 3,318 106.79 99.1% Kansas 3,917 134.88 99.0% Michigan 10,835 109.33 99.7% Minnesota 5,052 92.57 99.4% Missouri 4,514 150.76 99.4% Nebraska 2,240 119.08 98.4% North Dakota 909 122.88 96.3% Ohio 16,795 144.85 99.6% South Dakota 725 84.99 95.3% Wisconsin 5,338 92.71 99.3%

Midwest States
State stats for the first name HOWARD

State Pop. Prop/100k %Rank
Illinois 16,216 125.9 99.7%
Indiana 8,198 124.28 99.4%
Iowa 3,318 106.79 99.1%
Kansas 3,917 134.88 99.0%
Michigan 10,835 109.33 99.7%
Minnesota 5,052 92.57 99.4%
Missouri 4,514 150.76 99.4%
Nebraska 2,240 119.08 98.4%
North Dakota 909 122.88 96.3%
Ohio 16,795 144.85 99.6%
South Dakota 725 84.99 95.3%
Wisconsin 5,338 92.71 99.3%
West State Statistics First-Names HOWARD State Population Proportion/100k Percentile Alaska 749 101.61 95.6% Arizona 8,647 128.45 99.4% California 35,496 91.48 99.8% Colorado 5,484 102.38 99.2% Hawaii 1,824 128.51 99.3% Idaho 2,194 134.23 98.5% Montana 1,404 137.18 97.7% Nevada 3,467 122.11 99.1% New Mexico 2,128 102.01 98.2% Oregon 4,771 120.17 99.2% Utah 3,089 104.96 98.8% Washington 7,437 105.31 99.6% Wyoming 709 121.32 96.2%

West States
State stats for the first name HOWARD

State Pop. Prop/100k %Rank
Alaska 749 101.61 95.6%
Arizona 8,647 128.45 99.4%
California 35,496 91.48 99.8%
Colorado 5,484 102.38 99.2%
Hawaii 1,824 128.51 99.3%
Idaho 2,194 134.23 98.5%
Montana 1,404 137.18 97.7%
Nevada 3,467 122.11 99.1%
New Mexico 2,128 102.01 98.2%
Oregon 4,771 120.17 99.2%
Utah 3,089 104.96 98.8%
Washington 7,437 105.31 99.6%
Wyoming 709 121.32 96.2%
Northeast State Statistics First-Names HOWARD State Population Proportion/100k Percentile Connecticut 2,530 70.34 98.9% Maine 662 49.78 95.5% Massachusetts 3,345 49.59 98.8% New Hampshire 747 56.34 96.4% New Jersey 9,257 103.56 99.5% New York 27,687 140.21 99.8% Pennsylvania 17,674 138.21 99.7% Rhode Island 483 45.78 96.2% Vermont 1,051 167.67 98.4%

Northeast States
State stats for the first name HOWARD

State Pop. Prop/100k %Rank
Connecticut 2,530 70.34 98.9%
Maine 662 49.78 95.5%
Massachusetts 3,345 49.59 98.8%
New Hampshire 747 56.34 96.4%
New Jersey 9,257 103.56 99.5%
New York 27,687 140.21 99.8%
Pennsylvania 17,674 138.21 99.7%
Rhode Island 483 45.78 96.2%
Vermont 1,051 167.67 98.4%
South State Statistics First-Names HOWARD State Population Proportion/100k Percentile Alabama 7,599 156.71 99.6% Arkansas 4,055 136.71 99.2% Delaware 1,401 149.78 99.3% Dist. of Columbia 604 91.74 98.5% Florida 25,611 128.74 99.9% Georgia 12,868 127.44 99.7% Kentucky 6,890 156.11 99.3% Louisiana 4,997 107.48 99.3% Maryland 10,331 172.86 99.7% Mississippi 4,514 150.76 99.4% North Carolina 13,153 132.27 99.7% Oklahoma 5,080 130.99 99.2% South Carolina 6,378 131.98 99.4% Tennessee 10,482 160.04 99.6% Texas 22,365 82.96 99.8% Virginia 12,870 154.58 99.7% West Virginia 3,364 181.83 98.8%

South States
State stats for the first name HOWARD

State Pop. Prop/100k %Rank
Alabama 7,599 156.71 99.6%
Arkansas 4,055 136.71 99.2%
Delaware 1,401 149.78 99.3%
Dist. of Columbia 604 91.74 98.5%
Florida 25,611 128.74 99.9%
Georgia 12,868 127.44 99.7%
Kentucky 6,890 156.11 99.3%
Louisiana 4,997 107.48 99.3%
Maryland 10,331 172.86 99.7%
Mississippi 4,514 150.76 99.4%
North Carolina 13,153 132.27 99.7%
Oklahoma 5,080 130.99 99.2%
South Carolina 6,378 131.98 99.4%
Tennessee 10,482 160.04 99.6%
Texas 22,365 82.96 99.8%
Virginia 12,870 154.58 99.7%
West Virginia 3,364 181.83 98.8%
 

Full Names with HOWARD as a First Name

Summary

Shown are the top 20 most likely full names that have HOWARD as a first name. The length of the bars represents an estimate of the the number of people with the name expressed as a percentage of all the people named HOWARD.

The most popular full name is HOWARD Smith. 1.12% of all the people named HOWARD have this family name.

There are 24916 last names associated with this first name.

Top 20 Last Names
paired with the first name HOWARD

Rank Full Name % of pop
1 HOWARD Smith 1.12%
2 HOWARD Johnson 0.72%
3 HOWARD Jones 0.57%
4 HOWARD Miller 0.50%
5 HOWARD Williams 0.49%
6 HOWARD Brown 0.49%
7 HOWARD Davis 0.47%
8 HOWARD Anderson 0.36%
9 HOWARD Lee 0.36%
10 HOWARD Wilson 0.34%
11 HOWARD Moore 0.31%
12 HOWARD Hill 0.30%
13 HOWARD Hall 0.29%
14 HOWARD Taylor 0.28%
15 HOWARD Thompson 0.28%
16 HOWARD Jackson 0.26%
17 HOWARD King 0.25%
18 HOWARD Thomas 0.25%
19 HOWARD Harris 0.24%
20 HOWARD Clark 0.24%

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