FILES

American Surname Summary Data for FILES

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 3,668 8305 0.001 14
United States (1880 census) 947 5710 0.002 19
Change since 1880 +2721 -2595 -0.001 -5
Other Countries
Australia 144 10276 0.001 9
United Kingdom 116 22485 0.000 3

Top States for FILES by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Alabama 446 1776 0.010 100
Texas 301 7094 0.001 14
California 281 10362 0.001 8
Arkansas 184 2165 0.007 69
New York 168 12717 0.001 9
Top States for FILES by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Maine 134 1919 0.011 105
Alabama 446 1776 0.010 100
Arkansas 184 2165 0.007 69
Mississippi 160 2538 0.006 56
West Virginia 95 2629 0.005 53

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

Similar Names

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as FILES.

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.

FYLES
FILE
VILES
FOLK
FOULKES
FULKS
HILES
JILES
FALLOWS
FLUCK
FOWLKES
FOWLES
FAULK
FAULKES
FAULKS
FOLKES
FELLOWS
FLACK
BILES
NILES
FOLLIS
VILE
ILES
FILER
FLOOK
WILES
GILES
MILES
LILES
FLICK
FELLS
FILES
FINES
FOILES
FILAS
FALES
FIALLOS
FLAGGE
FOLSE
FALCO
FALGE
FALKE
FILS
FLOCCO
FALICK
FALSO
FALASCO
FAULISI
FALLS
FIAL

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

Common Misspellings and Typos

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

FIELS FLIES IFLES FILE FILEA FILESA FILESE FILESI FILESO