American Surname Summary Data for LINCOLN

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 16,070 2068 0.006 60
United States (1880 census) 6,400 949 0.013 128
Change since 1880 +9670 -1119 -0.007 -68
Other Countries
Australia 1,019 1627 0.006 62
United Kingdom 3,407 1834 0.007 74

Top States for LINCOLN by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
California 1,518 2134 0.004 45
Massachusetts 1,194 733 0.019 188
Texas 1,027 2358 0.005 49
New York 987 1914 0.005 52
Florida 882 2385 0.006 55
Top States for LINCOLN by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Alaska 170 409 0.027 271
Maine 342 765 0.027 268
Massachusetts 1,194 733 0.019 188
Vermont 100 1106 0.016 164
New Hampshire 173 1153 0.014 140

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

Similar Names

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as LINCOLN.

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.


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

Common Misspellings and Typos

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