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The AJAYI surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 788 28489 0.000 3
United States (1880 census) -1 145710 0.000 0
Change since 1880 +789 +117221 0 N/A
Other Countries
Australia 3 189982 0.000 0
United Kingdom 531 8480 0.001 12
Top States for AJAYI by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Maryland 126 3447 0.002 24
Texas 96 12451 0.000 5
New York 90 15138 0.000 5
Illinois 63 15335 0.001 5
California 61 26774 0.000 2
Top States for AJAYI by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Maryland 126 3447 0.002 24
Washington DC 9 4208 0.002 16
Rhode Island 14 7919 0.001 13
New Jersey 50 14273 0.001 6
Illinois 63 15335 0.001 5


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

Classification and Origin of AJAYI

Region of origin: Africa

Country of origin: Nigeria

Language of origin: Yoruba

Data for religion and/or language relates to the culture in which the AJAYI surname originated. It does not necessarily have any correlation with the language spoken, or religion practised, by the majority of current American citizens with that name.

Ethnic distribution of AJAYI in the USA

Classification Total Percent
Black/African American 734 93.15
Mixed Race 20 2.54
White (Caucasian) 15 1.9
White (Hispanic) 15 1.9
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 AJAYI surname who reported their ethnic background as being in these broad categories in the most recent national census.

Meaning of AJAYI in historical publications

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

Similar names to AJAYI

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as AJAYI.

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 AJAYI

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