SHELL

American Surname Summary Data for SHELL

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 13,143 2523 0.005 49
United States (1880 census) 3,597 1703 0.007 72
Change since 1880 +9546 -820 -0.002 -23
Other Countries
Australia 158 9365 0.001 10
United Kingdom 673 7118 0.001 15

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.

Similar Names

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as SHELL.

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.

SHILL
SHEIL
SHELLEY
SELL
SHOLL
SHAUL
CHELL
SHOWELL
SALE
SALWAY
SEALEY
SEELEY
SCHOOLEY
SNELL
SOLEY
SELLEY
SISLEY
SKELLEY
SOLLEY
SEWELL
SIGLEY
SCULLEY
SELWAY
SHACKLEY
SHELL
SLAY
SAYLE
SHALLOW
SEALE
SLEE
SEALY
SOULE
SEELY
SEAWELL
SAUL
SIEGEL
SCULL
SULLY
SOWELL
SEEL
SLY
SOLE
SILL
SLOWE
SHEELEY
SALLEY
SOLLY
SOWLE
SEAL
SHOCKLEY

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

Common Misspellings and Typos

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

SHLEL SEHLL HSELL SHEL SHELA SHELLA SHELLE SHELLI SHELLO