FILE

American Surname Summary Data for FILE

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 1,719 15611 0.001 6
United States (1880 census) 753 6920 0.002 15
Change since 1880 +966 -8691 -0.001 -9
Other Countries
Australia 38 32036 0.000 2
United Kingdom 154 19117 0.000 3

Top States for FILE by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Illinois 281 5350 0.002 23
North Carolina 124 6724 0.002 15
California 117 22573 0.000 3
Ohio 92 16034 0.001 8
Kansas 89 4318 0.003 33
Top States for FILE by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Alaska 32 3244 0.005 51
Kansas 89 4318 0.003 33
West Virginia 48 4257 0.003 27
Illinois 281 5350 0.002 23
Wyoming 11 7607 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 FILE live. This obviously tends to be biased towards the most populous states. The second set of figures show where people called FILE represent the biggest proportion of the population. So, in this case, there are more people called FILE in Illinois than any other state, but you are more likely to find a FILE by picking someone at random in Alaska than anywhere else.

Similar Names

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as FILE.

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.

FILL
VILE
FILES
FAWLEY
FIFE
FALLA
FOLLEY
FUELL
FAWELL
VILES
FILER
FILE
FEWELL
FAUL
FELL
FILLEY
FYLES
FEELEY
FOWLE
FAIL
PILE
FOLWELL
FILO
FILA
FAULL
FEIL
FIL
FILI
FIALHO
FAIOLA
FIAL
FAVELA
FIALA
VIELE
FABULA
FABEL
WILE
FELIO
FELIU
FELLI
FAUBLE
FAILLE
FAUBEL
FAUPEL
FALWELL
FALU
FALLOW
FALAH
FALA
FAHL

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

Common Misspellings and Typos

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

FLIE FIEL IFLE FIL FILA FILEA FILEE FILEI FILEO