BELL

American Surname Summary Data for BELL

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 264,752 67 0.098 981
United States (1880 census) 66,478 51 0.133 1,330
Change since 1880 +198274 -16 -0.035 -349
Other Countries
Australia 18,382 48 0.112 1,124
United Kingdom 76,635 48 0.167 1,669

Top States for BELL by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Texas 22,116 85 0.106 1,061
California 19,047 131 0.056 562
Florida 17,348 66 0.109 1,085
Georgia 13,061 44 0.160 1,595
Ohio 11,876 59 0.105 1,046
Top States for BELL by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Mississippi 5,479 48 0.193 1,926
Alabama 7,919 56 0.178 1,781
Georgia 13,061 44 0.160 1,595
Tennessee 9,038 59 0.159 1,589
South Carolina 6,288 67 0.157 1,567

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

Similar Names

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as BELL.

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.

BEAL
BOLL
BEALL
BULL
BILL
BALL
BEEL
BALE
BOLE
BOOLE
BEALE
BOWL
BAIL
BAILEY
BELL
BELLE
BELLO
BELLI
BUELL
BEWLEY
GELL
BELLIS
BELLOWS
DELL
BLOW
BEALS
BLAY
BEVIL
BAYLY
BAYLEY
BIBLE
BELK
PELL
BALLS
BELT
FELL
BOWLEY
ELL
BOLEY
MELL
BLOYE
BOWELL
BULEY
BAILY
BEVELL
NELL
BILLS
BLY
BELLAS
ABELL

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

Common Misspellings and Typos

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

BLEL EBLL BEL BELA BELLA BELLE BELLI BELLO