Saturday, November 04, 2006

How Many of Me?

If you want to know how many people in the US have your name, check this site out. Even though neither of my names are common (not of unheard of either) I was surprised with how many people had my combination of names. This number also does not include Theresa and other alternative spellings.
LogoThere are:
people with my name
in the U.S.A.

How many have your name?

Stashed with:


Priscilla said...

Not a very good site. I put in my name. Yes there are lots of "Priscilla's" but when I use just the last name "Hockin," the site returns that there are no other people with that last name. Hmm. Are my sister, dad, mom, and cousins using different aliases to fool this website. One must wonder.

There are 665 other people with the name "Priscilla Brown."

Jippy said...

I really had fun with that link. I started putting the names of my characters into it. I lost site of your link and didn't get to say thank you! I found you again. My son is one of two people with his name.
That really was fun.

Teresa said...

Priscilla - did you see their FAQ, 10% of last names do not show up on the list since they occur to infrequently.
So it is just that you have a very rare last name.

Why isn't my name on the list?
The list of names from the census bureau isn't complete. For privacy reasons, names with relatively few responses were not included in the list. We used this data to create this site. Our site can only be as good as the data we have to work with.

* Around 1 out of every 10 people will have a last name not on the list.
* Around 1 out of every 10 people will have a first name not on the list.

Using the same statistical fallacy this site is known for, that means about 81% of people will have both names on the list. In a mathematical coup our scientists have determined from this information that about 19% of people will have either one or both names missing from the list.

Teena said...

There are just two people in the US with my name. Just two :)