DEAR

American Surname Summary Data for DEAR

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 3,602 8426 0.001 13
United States (1880 census) 586 8497 0.001 12
Change since 1880 +3016 +71 0 +1
Other Countries
Australia 323 4875 0.002 20
United Kingdom 2,751 2262 0.006 60

Top States for DEAR by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Mississippi 503 947 0.018 177
Texas 453 4909 0.002 22
California 327 8678 0.001 10
Michigan 208 6229 0.002 21
Illinois 182 7654 0.001 15
Top States for DEAR by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Mississippi 503 947 0.018 177
Delaware 41 3568 0.005 52
Louisiana 170 3502 0.004 38
Montana 21 7212 0.002 23
Texas 453 4909 0.002 22

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

Similar Names

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as DEAR.

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.

DEER
DEARY
DERR
DOWER
DYER
DARE
DORE
DORR
DURR
DEERE
DRY
DEAN
DRYE
DREWRY
DEAR
WEAR
DREWERY
FEAR
DRYER
REAR
PEAR
DOREY
SEAR
DRAY
DEAL
DREHER
DOWERY
DREW
KEAR
DWYER
DRURY
NEAR
DERRY
VEAR
BEAR
DARRAH
DARROW
DAYER
DROY
DAWE
LEAR
DOERR
DOORE
DER
DEARE
DEARO
DAR
DEIR
DARO
DARR

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

Common Misspellings and Typos

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

DAER DERA EDAR DEA DEAA DEARA DEARE DEARI DEARO