WALES

American Surname Summary Data for WALES

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 4,983 6295 0.002 18
United States (1880 census) 2,236 2708 0.004 45
Change since 1880 +2747 -3587 -0.002 -27
Other Countries
Australia 1,021 1624 0.006 62
United Kingdom 3,533 1774 0.008 77

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 WALES.

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.

WAILES
WILES
WALLS
WILLIS
WILLS
WELLS
WILLIES
WALLIS
WALE
WALLEY
WALL
GALES
WALES
WELCH
WILLIG
WALK
WALKE
WOOLSEY
WELSH
WILCOCK
WILCOX
WILKES
WALSH
HALES
WILKS
BALES
DALES
WAPLES
MALES
SWALES
WALCH
WHILLOCK
WOOLCOCK
WALZ
WALLES
WHEELESS
WILLES
SALES
WHEELIS
WALEY
WHILES
WHELESS
WHEELUS
WALLACE
WYLES
WELZ
WILIS
WAGES
WAHL
WHEELES

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

Common Misspellings and Typos

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

WAELS WLAES AWLES WALE WALEA WALESA WALESE WALESI WALESO