GRAY

American Surname Summary Data for GRAY

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 236,713 79 0.088 878
United States (1880 census) 59,387 61 0.119 1,188
Change since 1880 +177326 -18 -0.031 -310
Other Countries
Australia 16,622 61 0.102 1,017
United Kingdom 62,144 67 0.135 1,353

Top States for GRAY by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Texas 17,979 106 0.086 862
California 16,657 144 0.049 492
Florida 13,111 92 0.082 820
Ohio 11,071 63 0.098 975
Tennessee 8,805 60 0.155 1,548
Top States for GRAY by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Maine 2,976 22 0.233 2,334
Mississippi 5,358 49 0.188 1,884
Alabama 7,309 59 0.164 1,644
Tennessee 8,805 60 0.155 1,548
Arkansas 4,091 53 0.153 1,530

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

Similar Names

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as GRAY.

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.

GREY
GRAW
GRAYS
GRAY
RAY
GEARY
GARRAWAY
GARRE
GREER
GURR
GAGER
WRAY
GASSER
GORE
GRAYER
GAY
GAYER
GEER
GUYER
GREW
CRAY
DRAY
FRAY
GAREY
GERRY
BRAY
GOUCHER
GOWER
GARAY
GRAE
GREWE
GEIER
GEIGER
GROW
GUERRIER
GUIER
GUAY
GRAU
GRAF
GOGER
GUERRERO
GUERRA
GAUGER
GIEGER
GEYER
GRAS
GYGER
GAUCHER
GASIOR
GASER

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

Common Misspellings and Typos

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

GARY GRYA RGAY GRA GRAA GRAYA GRAYE GRAYI GRAYO