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The NANNY surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 354 54522 0.000 1
United States (1880 census) 197 19571 0.000 4
Change since 1880 +157 -34951 0 -3
Other Countries
Australia 0 0
United Kingdom 0 0
Top States for NANNY by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Texas 154 12519 0.001 7
Indiana 31 21906 0.001 5
Kentucky 30 11654 0.001 7
North Carolina 15 32368 0.000 2
California 14 155236 0.000 0
Top States for NANNY by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Kentucky 30 11654 0.001 7
Texas 154 12519 0.001 7
Arkansas 14 16204 0.001 5
Indiana 31 21906 0.001 5
Kansas 12 24671 0.000 4


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

Classification and Origin of NANNY

Sorry, we don't have any origin and classification information for the NANNY surname.

Ethnic distribution of NANNY in the USA

Classification Total Percent
White (Caucasian) 309 87.29
White (Hispanic) 19 5.37
Black/African American 14 3.95
Mixed Race 8 2.26
Asian/Pacific Less than 100 Insignificant
Native American/Alaskan Less than 100 Insignificant

Ethnic distribution data shows the number and percentage of people with the NANNY surname who reported their ethnic background as being in these broad categories in the most recent national census.

NANNY is a genuine surname, but it's an uncommon one. Did you possibly mean one of these instead?

Meaning of NANNY in historical publications

NANNY. I have been informed that this name is derived from Nannaw, in AVales, the original residence of the famil}\

Lower, Mark A (1860) Patronymica Britannica: a dictionary of the family names of the United Kingdom. London: J.R. Smith. Public Domain.

Similar names to NANNY

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as NANNY.

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.

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

Potential typos for NANNY

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