Top 20 Names Lists

For the Top 20 Lists, we turn things around, instead of displaying statistics for a specific name, here we show the top names for a given characteristic or category, like by state or length of a name. For example, the Top 20 most popular names in the State of New York or Top 20 names that have only two letters.

Message  New 
 Nick MNS Admin 2017-08-31 00:00:00

it has been more than a year since the last Top 20 post. So what's the hold up? We have been hard at work on another project. The website is also a data-centric but unrelated to names and onomastics.

If you are a runner then the new site may interest you www.Meteor.Run. It is a website of ratings, reviews and statistics of running events and races in US and Canada. The stats are based on past editions of the events and each one is compared to a baseline made up of other events of the same distance. We hope you will check it out!

As for we are beginning the planning process for a full upgrade where we plan to implement many of same features developed for the running site. In the mean time, please enjoy our latest Top-20 post, Top 20 Most Popular Names that are Car Names.

Top 20 Most Popular Car Names

First & Last Names  National  New 
 Nick MNS Admin 2017-08-31 00:00:00

Jimmy, Dakota, Sierra, Denali and Tahoe. What do these names have in common? These are names of people and names of cars, SUV's and pickup trucks to be exact. In this top-20 post we present the most popular names of people that are also names of cars. Some of these names wont come as surprise, like Porsche and Mercedes but others, such as Morgan or Martin, are less likely to be associated with cars.

Top 20 Most Popular Last Names by Length

Last Names  National 
 Nick MNS Admin 2016-08-02 00:00:00

Is your family name really long? Is it so long that it wouldn't fit on the back of a sport jersey? Or is your name so short people mistake it for your middle initials?
Here are 11 lists that show the 20 most common last names based on their length. There is a list for each length of name from two letters long all the way to twelve letters long or longer. In addition to these lists we present two bar graphs. One shows the count of unique names for each name length. The other shows the popularity of the names for each name length.

The 20 Most Popular Last Name Endings

Last Names  National 
 Nick MNS Admin 2016-06-01 00:00:00

The last few letters of a family name are often the most informative feature of the name. This gives strong clues as to the origin of the name. In this post, we gathered some of the most commonly known name endings and determined which are the most popular. Then for each of these name endings we list the top 20 most popular family names. All this is bundled into one interactive bar chart.

The Top Family Names by State

Last Names  State 
 Nick MNS Admin 2016-04-29 00:00:00

Did you ever wonder what the most popular family names are in your state? Do you think these names will be similar across all the states? In this post presents the top 20 most popular last names for each of the fifty states and one district. Click or tap on your state on the interactive map below to see its top 20 list. The colors on the map show the most popular family name for each state. There are only four names Smith, Johnson, Garcia and Lee.


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