HOWARD

American Surname Summary Data for HOWARD

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 254,779 70 0.094 945
United States (1880 census) 61,971 56 0.124 1,239
Change since 1880 +192808 -14 -0.03 -294
Other Countries
Australia 10,122 111 0.062 619
United Kingdom 38,432 116 0.084 837

Top States for HOWARD by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Texas 18,653 108 0.089 895
California 17,516 142 0.052 517
Florida 15,786 77 0.099 988
Ohio 14,098 47 0.124 1,242
Georgia 13,375 45 0.163 1,634
Top States for HOWARD by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Kentucky 10,656 22 0.264 2,636
Alabama 9,128 48 0.205 2,053
Georgia 13,375 45 0.163 1,634
Tennessee 8,464 69 0.149 1,488
South Carolina 5,943 77 0.148 1,481

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

Similar Names

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as HOWARD.

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.

HAWARD
HEWARD
HOWARTH
HAYWARD
HOARD
HEYWARD
HORD
HARWARD
HEARD
HARD
HOWARD
EDWARD
HEROD
HARROD
HART
FORWARD
HAZARD
HOGGARD
HARDY
HARWOOD
HAREWOOD
HOBART
HARRETT
HOWATT
HIRD
HARTT
HARRIOTT
HERROD
HOWLAND
HORWOOD
HURD
HORTH
HORT
COWARD
COARD
HOAR
HOWORTH
HAWORTH
BOGARD
DOWARD
DOWNARD
HARDEY
HARDEE
HARDAWAY
HOARE
HERRIOTT
GOARD
FOARD
ELWARD
BOARD

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

Common Misspellings and Typos

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

HOWRAD HWOARD HOAWRD OHWARD HOWAR HOWARA HOWARDA HOWARDE HOWARDI HOWARDO