BALL

American Surname Summary Data for BALL

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 77,561 366 0.029 288
United States (1880 census) 22,579 229 0.045 452
Change since 1880 +54982 -137 -0.016 -164
Other Countries
Australia 5,496 253 0.034 336
United Kingdom 34,116 136 0.074 743

Top States for BALL by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Ohio 5,671 184 0.050 500
California 5,466 571 0.016 161
Texas 4,409 569 0.021 211
Florida 4,382 411 0.027 274
Michigan 3,731 224 0.038 375
Top States for BALL by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
West Virginia 2,072 75 0.115 1,146
Idaho 886 134 0.068 685
Tennessee 3,231 238 0.057 568
Kentucky 2,279 231 0.056 564
Ohio 5,671 184 0.050 500

Notes
  • Total is the total number of people with that surname.
  • Rank is the position in the list of names ordered by total (eg, a rank of 1 means that it's the most common name, and a rank of 10 means it's the tenth most common, etc).
  • Frequency is the percentage of people with that surname.
  • Per million people is the number of people with that surname per million of the population.

'N/A' indicates that we don't have data for this name (usually because it's quite uncommon and our stats don't go down that far). It doesn't mean that there's no-one with that name at all!

For less common surnames, the figures get progressively less reliable the fewer holders of that name there are. This data is aggregated from several public lists, and some stats are interpolated from known values. The margin of error is well over 100% at the rarest end of the table!

For less common surnames, the frequency and "per million" values may be 0 even though there are people with that name. That's because they represent less than one in a million of the population, which ends up as 0 after rounding.

It's possible for a surname to gain in rank and/or total while being less common per million people (or vice versa) as there are now more surnames in the USA as a result of immigration. In mathematical terms, the tail has got longer, with a far larger number of less common surnames.

Figures for top states show firstly the states where most people called BALL live. This obviously tends to be biased towards the most populous states. The second set of figures show where people called BALL represent the biggest proportion of the population. So, in this case, there are more people called BALL in Ohio than any other state, but you are more likely to find a BALL by picking someone at random in West Virginia than anywhere else.

Similar Names

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as BALL.

This does not necessarily imply a direct relationship between the names, but may indicate names that could be mistaken for this one when written down or misheard.

The most likely matches are shown first.

BULL
BAIL
BEALL
BALE
BOLL
BELL
BILL
BEALE
BOLE
BALLS
BAILY
BOOLE
BAYLY
BOWL
BEAL
BEEL
BALL
BLOW
BAYLEY
BOWLEY
HALL
BLAY
BEALS
BEVIL
BEWLEY
BILLS
CALL
BALM
BLOYE
NALL
WALL
BIBLE
BAILEY
BOLEY
BOWELL
BEVELL
BULEY
BALES
TALL
BLY
BOILEAU
BILLO
BLUE
BILLE
BELLI
BELLO
BEAULIEU
BELLE
BUELL
BOYL

Matches are generated automatically by a combination of Soundex, Metaphone and Levenshtein matching.

Common Misspellings and Typos

The following words are slight variants of BALL that are likely to be possible typos or misspellings in written material.

BLAL ABLL BAL BALA BALLA BALLE BALLI BALLO