BOYS

American Surname Summary Data for BOYS

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 733 30161 0.000 3
United States (1880 census) 377 12008 0.001 8
Change since 1880 +356 -18153 -0.001 -5
Other Countries
Australia 522 3077 0.003 32
United Kingdom 770 6444 0.002 17

Top States for BOYS by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Illinois 79 17196 0.001 6
California 62 35742 0.000 2
Minnesota 60 13410 0.001 12
Indiana 55 12637 0.001 9
Washington 50 14356 0.001 8
Top States for BOYS by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Delaware 24 5771 0.003 31
Minnesota 60 13410 0.001 12
Indiana 55 12637 0.001 9
Washington 50 14356 0.001 8
Kansas 20 14844 0.001 7

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

Similar Names

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as BOYS.

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.

BAYS
BOYES
BOSS
BIAS
BOYT
BESS
BICE
BOYSON
BOYCE
BASE
BEESE
BASS
BUSE
BISS
BUSS
BEES
BUZZA
BAKE
BASEY
BEECH
BEVIS
BACKUS
BIBBS
BEWICK
BAUGH
BIGG
BOOK
BAGG
BAGGE
BESWICK
BOGG
BOGGESS
BECKS
BOCOCK
BOAK
BAX
BICK
BASH
BAGSHAW
BABCOCK
BAKES
BEX
BIGGS
BEACH
BACHE
BACCHUS
BAYES
BISH
BOOCOCK
BISCOE

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

Common Misspellings and Typos

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

BYOS BOSY OBYS BOY BOYA BOYSA BOYSE BOYSI BOYSO