MAYS

American Surname Summary Data for MAYS

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 38,914 809 0.014 144
United States (1880 census) 6,926 874 0.014 139
Change since 1880 +31988 +65 0 +5
Other Countries
Australia 337 4683 0.002 21
United Kingdom 1,179 4598 0.003 26

Top States for MAYS by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Texas 3,575 796 0.017 171
Ohio 2,949 444 0.026 260
Virginia 2,633 335 0.037 372
California 2,188 1649 0.006 65
Tennessee 2,133 438 0.037 375
Top States for MAYS by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Kentucky 1,576 415 0.039 390
Tennessee 2,133 438 0.037 375
Virginia 2,633 335 0.037 372
Mississippi 1,050 450 0.037 369
West Virginia 654 441 0.036 362

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

Similar Names

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as MAYS.

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.

MAYES
MAIS
MAYSON
MACE
MAY
MOYSE
MOSE
MAZE
MEES
MOOSE
MOSS
MEESE
MEWS
MAYO
MANNINGS
MAUS
MEGGS
MAGGS
MAYS
MAKEY
MEANS
MASSY
MANNS
MANCE
MAINS
MASSEY
MAXEY
MACK
MOCK
MEWES
MAZEY
MINGO
BAYS
MACY
HAYS
KAYS
MIMS
MENZIE
MAISEY
MAYCOCK
MANNING
MASH
MACEY
MAINES
MAX
MALYS
MOGG
MEEKS
MEEK
MEECH

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

Common Misspellings and Typos

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

MYAS MASY AMYS MAY MAYA MAYSA MAYSE MAYSI MAYSO