The history of your name

The CALL surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 14,903 2238 0.006 55
United States (1880 census) 4,042 1528 0.008 81
Change since 1880 +10861 -710 -0.002 -26
Other Countries
Australia 37 32200 0.000 2
United Kingdom 182 17396 0.000 4
Top States for CALL by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Utah 1,673 105 0.075 749
California 1,208 2571 0.004 36
Ohio 900 1469 0.008 79
North Carolina 812 1496 0.010 101
New York 746 2501 0.004 39
Top States for CALL by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Utah 1,673 105 0.075 749
Idaho 474 298 0.037 366
Wyoming 108 459 0.022 219
New Hampshire 219 861 0.018 177
Maine 225 1107 0.018 176


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

Classification and Origin of CALL

Region of origin: British Isles

Country of origin: England

Language of origin: English

Ethnic origin: English

Religious origin: Christian

Name derivation: Location or Geographical Feature

Data for religion and/or language relates to the culture in which the CALL 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 CALL 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 CALL in the USA

Classification Total Percent
White (Hispanic) 295 1.98
Black/African American 168 1.13
Mixed Race 152 1.02
Asian/Pacific 75 0.5
Native American/Alaskan 69 0.46
White (Caucasian) 14,144 94.91

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

Meaning of CALL in historical publications

(origin: Welsh.) Prudent, discerning, cunning, trickish Caill and Cuil, Gaelic, are the same.

Arthur, William (1857) An Etymological Dictionary of Family and Christian Names. New York: Sheldon, Blakeman. Public Domain.

CALL. I. Probably IMacall, by the suppression of the first two letters. See Art. Mac. 2. A-Sax. call((, the same as carl or ceorl, a man. Ferguson. Calle. H.R.

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 CALL

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as CALL.

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 CALL

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