GOWAN

American Surname Summary Data for GOWAN

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 2,968 10018 0.001 11
United States (1880 census) 792 6604 0.002 16
Change since 1880 +2176 -3414 -0.001 -5
Other Countries
Australia 99 14341 0.001 6
United Kingdom 493 8942 0.001 11

Top States for GOWAN by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
South Carolina 351 1827 0.009 87
Texas 237 7769 0.001 11
California 224 11319 0.001 7
Tennessee 208 3541 0.004 37
North Carolina 196 4478 0.002 24
Top States for GOWAN by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
South Carolina 351 1827 0.009 87
North Dakota 40 2643 0.006 62
Tennessee 208 3541 0.004 37
Alabama 140 3887 0.003 31
North Carolina 196 4478 0.002 24

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

Similar Names

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as GOWAN.

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.

GOWANS
COWAN
GOWAN
GOVAN
GUNN
GAUGHAN
GUINEY
GWYN
GANNON
GUINAN
GAHAN
GAHAGAN
GEAGAN
GAGAN
GEOGHEGAN
GOONAN
GWYNN
GOWIN
GOWEN
GOGAN
GOAN
GAUANI
GASSEN
GASSMAN
GAUCIN
GASSON
GASMEN
GAONA
GASCOIGNE
GASCON
GASKIN
GASMAN
GASEOMA
ROWAN
GAGEN
GAGNE
GAHM
GAHN
GAIN
GAMMON
GAMON
GAN
GANA
GANAWAY
GANE
GANEM
GANEY
GANI
GANIE
GANIM

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

Common Misspellings and Typos

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

GOAWN GWOAN OGWAN GOWA GOWAA GOWANA GOWANE GOWANI GOWANO