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The CLEVER surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 1,487 17475 0.001 6
United States (1880 census) 539 9095 0.001 11
Change since 1880 +948 -8380 0 -5
Other Countries
Australia 3 195852 0.000 0
United Kingdom 0 0
Top States for CLEVER by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Pennsylvania 371 4255 0.003 30
Ohio 193 7264 0.002 17
California 129 19000 0.000 4
Missouri 73 9671 0.001 13
Michigan 72 17985 0.001 7
Top States for CLEVER by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Pennsylvania 371 4255 0.003 30
Idaho 24 7666 0.002 19
Ohio 193 7264 0.002 17
Missouri 73 9671 0.001 13
Maryland 53 10672 0.001 10


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

Classification and Origin of CLEVER

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

Ethnic distribution of CLEVER in the USA

Classification Total Percent
Black/African American 41 2.76
White (Hispanic) 32 2.15
Mixed Race 14 0.94
Native American/Alaskan 13 0.87
Asian/Pacific 8 0.54
White (Caucasian) 1,379 92.74

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

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

Meaning of CLEVER in historical publications

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

Similar names to CLEVER

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as CLEVER.

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 CLEVER

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