BLACK

American Surname Summary Data for BLACK

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 150,186 160 0.056 557
United States (1880 census) 38,997 119 0.078 780
Change since 1880 +111189 -41 -0.022 -223
Other Countries
Australia 8,261 143 0.051 505
United Kingdom 27,960 181 0.061 609

Top States for BLACK by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Texas 11,585 198 0.056 556
California 10,611 281 0.031 313
Florida 8,957 177 0.056 560
Ohio 7,975 112 0.070 702
Pennsylvania 7,718 100 0.063 628
Top States for BLACK by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
South Carolina 5,313 83 0.132 1,324
Alabama 5,390 96 0.121 1,212
Utah 2,644 61 0.118 1,184
Maine 1,097 180 0.086 860
North Carolina 6,902 120 0.086 857

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

Similar Names

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as BLACK.

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.

BLACKIE
BALCK
BLACK
BULLOCH
BULLOCK
BLAKE
BLICK
BLECK
BLOCK
BALLAGH
BIALKE
BELK
BALLEK
BELKE
BELKA
BIALEK
BALLOG
BIELAK
BLACH
BALQUE
BILLIG
BALOK
BALOGH
BALOG
BALOCK
BIELKE
BIELIK
BALKO
BLAKES
BALKE
BILLECK
BILEK
BIELECKI
BELKO
BEILKE
BILKA
BALAK
BIELEC
BEHLKE
BACK
BLAKEY
BALK
BLAGG
BILLOCK
BILLICK
BALIGA
BALICKI
BALICK
BIELICKI
BIALECKI

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

Common Misspellings and Typos

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

BLCAK BALCK LBACK BLAC BLACA BLACKA BLACKE BLACKI BLACKO