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The BOOMER surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 2,132 13149 0.001 8
United States (1880 census) 614 8186 0.001 12
Change since 1880 +1518 -4963 0 -4
Other Countries
Australia 27 40981 0.000 2
United Kingdom 253 14235 0.001 6
Top States for BOOMER by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Michigan 363 3608 0.004 37
California 205 13271 0.001 6
North Carolina 136 6130 0.002 17
Illinois 129 11157 0.001 10
New York 98 20573 0.001 5
Top States for BOOMER by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Washington DC 25 2516 0.004 44
Michigan 363 3608 0.004 37
Wyoming 16 4550 0.003 32
Maine 39 4737 0.003 31
Oklahoma 62 7047 0.002 18


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

Classification and Origin of BOOMER

Region of origin: British Isles

Country of origin: England

Language of origin: English

Ethnic origin: English

Religious origin: Christian

Name derivation: Occupational Name

Data for religion and/or language relates to the culture in which the BOOMER 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.

Data for ethnic origin relates to the region and country in which the BOOMER surname originated. It does not necessarily have any correlation with the ethnicity of the majority of current American citizens with that name.

Ethnic distribution of BOOMER in the USA

Classification Total Percent
Black/African American 408 19.14
White (Hispanic) 40 1.88
Mixed Race 19 0.89
Native American/Alaskan 18 0.84
Asian/Pacific 9 0.42
White (Caucasian) 1,638 76.83

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

Meaning of BOOMER in historical publications

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

Similar names to BOOMER

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as BOOMER.

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 BOOMER

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