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The ABBA surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 225 78838 0.000 1
United States (1880 census) 32 61381 0.000 1
Change since 1880 +193 -17457 0 0
Other Countries
Australia 19 53831 0.000 1
United Kingdom 167 18317 0.000 4
Top States for ABBA by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
California 41 44123 0.000 1
Illinois 32 34297 0.000 3
Wisconsin 21 32306 0.000 4
Virginia 16 26515 0.000 2
Louisiana 11 23126 0.000 2
Top States for ABBA by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Wisconsin 21 32306 0.000 4
Delaware 3 28486 0.000 4
Connecticut 10 37748 0.000 3
Illinois 32 34297 0.000 3
Louisiana 11 23126 0.000 2


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

Classification and Origin of ABBA

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

Ethnic distribution of ABBA in the USA

Classification Total Percent
White (Caucasian) 155 68.89
Black/African American 26 11.56
Asian/Pacific 16 7.11
White (Hispanic) 16 7.11
Mixed Race 12 5.33
Native American/Alaskan None reported 0

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

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

Meaning of ABBA in historical publications

Sorry, we don't have any information on the meaning of ABBA.