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The HY surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 750 29625 0.000 3
United States (1880 census) 25 68434 0.000 0
Change since 1880 +725 +38809 0 N/A
Other Countries
Australia 34 34639 0.000 2
United Kingdom 0 0
Top States for HY by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
California 301 12878 0.001 9
New York 118 23845 0.001 6
Massachusetts 41 26976 0.001 6
Texas 34 47881 0.000 2
Washington 30 33459 0.001 5
Top States for HY by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
California 301 12878 0.001 9
Utah 16 16562 0.001 7
Massachusetts 41 26976 0.001 6
New York 118 23845 0.001 6
Washington 30 33459 0.001 5


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

Classification and Origin of HY

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

Ethnic distribution of HY in the USA

Classification Total Percent
Asian/Pacific 574 76.53
White (Caucasian) 141 18.8
Mixed Race 24 3.2
Black/African American 9 1.2
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 HY surname who reported their ethnic background as being in these broad categories in the most recent national census.

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

Meaning of HY in historical publications

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

Similar names to HY

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as HY.

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.