COMMON

American Surname Summary Data for COMMON

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 648 33248 0.000 2
United States (1880 census) 117 28306 0.000 2
Change since 1880 +531 -4942 0 0
Other Countries
Australia 40 30564 0.000 2
United Kingdom 680 7072 0.001 15

Top States for COMMON by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Illinois 78 15770 0.001 6
Ohio 73 16228 0.001 6
California 70 29371 0.000 2
Michigan 60 19305 0.001 6
New York 39 41688 0.000 2
Top States for COMMON by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
North Dakota 16 6441 0.002 25
Ohio 73 16228 0.001 6
Illinois 78 15770 0.001 6
Michigan 60 19305 0.001 6
Mississippi 16 10138 0.001 6

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

Similar Names

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as COMMON.

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.

CONNON
COWEN
COAN
CONN
COWAN
CAHOON
CANNEY
COMMON
CHEYNEY
CHEYNE
CUNNEEN
SAMMON
CUSHEN
COOGAN
CANAAN
COEN
COLLON
CONEY
CANNY
COONEY
CANNAN
COONAN
CUSSEN
CAIN
CONWAY
CANN
CUNNANE
COYNE
CASSIN
CONLON
CASHIN
COWMAN
COXON
COSMAN
COSMO
COMO
COMAN
CHINA
COHOON
COON
COMMONS
CAMMON
CAMON
CAINE
YOUMON
CAN
CAGNEY
CANA
CAMM
CAIMI

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

Common Misspellings and Typos

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

COMOMN CMOMON OCMMON COMMO COMMOA COMMONA COMMONE COMMONI COMMONO