First Names RAY

 

National Statistics

Summary

  • RAY is ranked as the 253rd most popular given name in the United States with an estimated population of 266,237.
  • This name is in the 99th percentile, this means that nearly 0% of all the first names are more popular.
  • There are 83.5 people named RAY 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 RAY is 109,652.
  • The SSA data also shows that RAY is used as a boy's name 98% of the time.

First Names RAY
National Statistics

MyNameStats statistics:

  • Population Est. 266,237 +/-0.7%
  • National Rank 253
  • Percentile Rank 1.00
  • Proportion/100k 83.5

SSA Baby Name statistics:

  • Population Estimate 109,652
  • National Rank 462
  • Percentile Rank 99.50%
  • Proportion/100k 34.39

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Race and Ethinicity

Summary

The race and Hispanic origin distribution of the people with the name RAY is 73.7% White, 8.9% Hispanic origin, 12.8% Black, 2.4% Asian or Pacific Islander, 1.5% Two or More Races, and 0.7% 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 RAY have a higher likelyhood of being White and a lower likelyhood of being Hispanic origin.

Ethnic and Cultural Name Categories

The first name RAY is included in the following name catgories:
  • Common US feminine given name - Census Bureau Data
  • Common US masculine given name - Census Bureau Data
  • US unisex baby name - Social Security Administration
  • Common US surname - Census Bureau Data
  • Indian surname

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

Race or Hisp. origin % people named % general pop. % diff.
White 73.7% 63.9% 9.8%
Hispanic origin 8.9% 16.3% -7.4%
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 0.7% 0.7% -0.0%
 

State Statistics for Popularity and Rank

Summary

  • The state with the most people named RAY is Texas where 35,123 people have this name.
  • North Carolina is the state where you are most likely to meet a person named RAY, as 149.84 in every 100,000 North Carolinians have this name.
  • Highest percentile rank of any state for this name is 99th, this rank was reached in the states of Texas.
  • North Carolina 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 1 more people than projected.
  • The state with the biggest negative difference is New York (where the blue bar does not extend past the yellow vertical line) with a difference of 5 fewer people than projected.
South State Statistics First-Names RAY State Population Proportion/100k Percentile Alabama 4,538 93.58 99.2% Arkansas 3,254 109.71 98.9% Delaware 551 58.92 98.1% Dist. of Columbia 379 57.48 97.5% Florida 16,766 84.28 99.8% Georgia 7,289 72.19 99.5% Kentucky 4,511 102.22 98.9% Louisiana 4,133 88.89 99.1% Maryland 2,676 44.77 99.1% Mississippi 2,958 98.8 98.9% North Carolina 14,900 149.84 99.8% Oklahoma 3,705 95.53 98.9% South Carolina 3,886 80.41 99.0% Tennessee 6,534 99.76 99.3% Texas 35,123 130.29 99.9% Virginia 4,969 59.68 99.3% West Virginia 1,500 81.09 97.2%

South States
State stats for the first name RAY

State Pop. Prop/100k %Rank
Alabama 4,538 93.58 99.2%
Arkansas 3,254 109.71 98.9%
Delaware 551 58.92 98.1%
Dist. of Columbia 379 57.48 97.5%
Florida 16,766 84.28 99.8%
Georgia 7,289 72.19 99.5%
Kentucky 4,511 102.22 98.9%
Louisiana 4,133 88.89 99.1%
Maryland 2,676 44.77 99.1%
Mississippi 2,958 98.8 98.9%
North Carolina 14,900 149.84 99.8%
Oklahoma 3,705 95.53 98.9%
South Carolina 3,886 80.41 99.0%
Tennessee 6,534 99.76 99.3%
Texas 35,123 130.29 99.9%
Virginia 4,969 59.68 99.3%
West Virginia 1,500 81.09 97.2%
Northeast State Statistics First-Names RAY State Population Proportion/100k Percentile Connecticut 3,091 85.94 99.0% Maine 1,345 101.09 97.3% Massachusetts 4,950 73.39 99.1% New Hampshire 1,476 111.27 97.9% New Jersey 5,369 60.06 99.3% New York 8,232 41.69 99.6% Pennsylvania 6,737 52.68 99.3% Rhode Island 1,312 124.38 98.3% Vermont 384 61.31 96.1%

Northeast States
State stats for the first name RAY

State Pop. Prop/100k %Rank
Connecticut 3,091 85.94 99.0%
Maine 1,345 101.09 97.3%
Massachusetts 4,950 73.39 99.1%
New Hampshire 1,476 111.27 97.9%
New Jersey 5,369 60.06 99.3%
New York 8,232 41.69 99.6%
Pennsylvania 6,737 52.68 99.3%
Rhode Island 1,312 124.38 98.3%
Vermont 384 61.31 96.1%
Midwest State Statistics First-Names RAY State Population Proportion/100k Percentile Illinois 6,541 50.78 99.3% Indiana 4,275 64.8 99.0% Iowa 2,833 91.16 99.0% Kansas 2,412 83.06 98.4% Michigan 6,949 70.12 99.6% Minnesota 3,624 66.41 99.2% Missouri 2,958 98.8 98.9% Nebraska 1,367 72.63 97.5% North Dakota 675 91.35 95.2% Ohio 7,078 61.05 99.3% South Dakota 442 51.82 93.7% Wisconsin 3,534 61.39 99.1%

Midwest States
State stats for the first name RAY

State Pop. Prop/100k %Rank
Illinois 6,541 50.78 99.3%
Indiana 4,275 64.8 99.0%
Iowa 2,833 91.16 99.0%
Kansas 2,412 83.06 98.4%
Michigan 6,949 70.12 99.6%
Minnesota 3,624 66.41 99.2%
Missouri 2,958 98.8 98.9%
Nebraska 1,367 72.63 97.5%
North Dakota 675 91.35 95.2%
Ohio 7,078 61.05 99.3%
South Dakota 442 51.82 93.7%
Wisconsin 3,534 61.39 99.1%
West State Statistics First-Names RAY State Population Proportion/100k Percentile Alaska 350 47.56 92.5% Arizona 5,474 81.32 99.1% California 33,096 85.29 99.8% Colorado 2,904 54.22 98.7% Hawaii 1,409 99.24 98.9% Idaho 1,546 94.58 97.9% Montana 910 88.9 96.6% Nevada 1,889 66.55 98.3% New Mexico 2,236 107.21 98.4% Oregon 2,922 73.61 98.7% Utah 2,128 72.32 98.3% Washington 7,534 106.69 99.6% Wyoming 727 124.51 96.3%

West States
State stats for the first name RAY

State Pop. Prop/100k %Rank
Alaska 350 47.56 92.5%
Arizona 5,474 81.32 99.1%
California 33,096 85.29 99.8%
Colorado 2,904 54.22 98.7%
Hawaii 1,409 99.24 98.9%
Idaho 1,546 94.58 97.9%
Montana 910 88.9 96.6%
Nevada 1,889 66.55 98.3%
New Mexico 2,236 107.21 98.4%
Oregon 2,922 73.61 98.7%
Utah 2,128 72.32 98.3%
Washington 7,534 106.69 99.6%
Wyoming 727 124.51 96.3%
 

Full Names with RAY as a First Name

Summary

Shown are the top 20 most likely full names that have RAY 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 RAY.

The most popular full name is RAY Smith. 0.92% of all the people named RAY have this family name.

There are 20949 last names associated with this first name.

Top 20 Last Names
paired with the first name RAY

Rank Full Name % of pop
1 RAY Smith 0.92%
2 RAY Johnson 0.71%
3 RAY Williams 0.57%
4 RAY Brown 0.55%
5 RAY Jones 0.50%
6 RAY Miller 0.46%
7 RAY Davis 0.41%
8 RAY Wilson 0.35%
9 RAY Anderson 0.35%
10 RAY Thompson 0.28%
11 RAY Martin 0.27%
12 RAY Jackson 0.27%
13 RAY Hall 0.26%
14 RAY Thomas 0.26%
15 RAY Hill 0.26%
16 RAY Moore 0.25%
17 RAY Taylor 0.24%
18 RAY Garcia 0.24%
19 RAY King 0.24%
20 RAY Harris 0.24%