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The ALAM surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 4,455 6942 0.002 16
United States (1880 census) 8 92612 0.000 0
Change since 1880 +4447 +85670 +0.002 N/A
Other Countries
Australia 352 4509 0.002 22
United Kingdom 2,404 2531 0.005 52
Top States for ALAM by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
New York 1,216 1315 0.006 64
California 522 4895 0.002 15
Texas 339 5338 0.002 16
Virginia 273 2873 0.004 39
New Jersey 271 3165 0.003 32
Top States for ALAM by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
New York 1,216 1315 0.006 64
Virginia 273 2873 0.004 39
New Jersey 271 3165 0.003 32
Connecticut 89 4576 0.003 26
Maryland 110 4715 0.002 21


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

Classification and Origin of ALAM

Region of origin: Asia

Country of origin: Bangladesh

Religious origin: Muslim

Ethnic distribution of ALAM in the USA

Classification Total Percent
White (Caucasian) 589 13.22
Mixed Race 512 11.49
White (Hispanic) 117 2.63
Black/African American 48 1.08
Native American/Alaskan 13 0.29
Asian/Pacific 3,176 71.29

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

Meaning of ALAM in historical publications

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

Similar names to ALAM

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as ALAM.

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 ALAM

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