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The HAL surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 253 71808 0.000 1
United States (1880 census) 61 44236 0.000 1
Change since 1880 +192 -27572 0 0
Other Countries
Australia 0 0
United Kingdom 0 0
Top States for HAL by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
California 38 48781 0.000 1
Texas 25 39108 0.000 1
Illinois 20 52867 0.000 2
Georgia 14 26556 0.000 2
Florida 13 87321 0.000 1
Top States for HAL by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Nevada 8 24432 0.000 4
Washington DC 2 24061 0.000 3
Louisiana 12 22370 0.000 3
Alabama 8 22682 0.000 2
Georgia 14 26556 0.000 2


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

Classification and Origin of HAL

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

Ethnic distribution of HAL in the USA

Classification Total Percent
Black/African American 138 54.55
White (Caucasian) 83 32.81
Mixed Race 11 4.35
Asian/Pacific 9 3.56
Native American/Alaskan Less than 100 Insignificant
White (Hispanic) Less than 100 Insignificant

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

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

Meaning of HAL in historical publications

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

Similar names to HAL

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as HAL.

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 HAL

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