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The LEVIN surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 19,070 1721 0.007 71
United States (1880 census) 535 9156 0.001 11
Change since 1880 +18535 +7435 +0.006 +60
Other Countries
Australia 280 5546 0.002 17
United Kingdom 504 8810 0.001 11
Top States for LEVIN by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
California 2,815 1002 0.008 83
New York 2,216 654 0.012 117
Florida 1,751 1008 0.011 110
Pennsylvania 1,686 656 0.014 137
Illinois 1,650 608 0.013 133
Top States for LEVIN by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Maryland 962 473 0.018 182
Washington DC 102 510 0.018 178
Massachusetts 1,024 719 0.016 161
New Jersey 1,182 588 0.014 140
Pennsylvania 1,686 656 0.014 137


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

Classification and Origin of LEVIN

Language of origin: Hebrew

Religious origin: Jewish

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

Ethnic distribution of LEVIN in the USA

Classification Total Percent
White (Hispanic) 269 1.41
Mixed Race 196 1.03
Black/African American 151 0.79
Asian/Pacific 97 0.51
White (Caucasian) 18,342 96.18
Native American/Alaskan 15 0.08

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

Meaning of LEVIN in historical publications


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 LEVIN

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as LEVIN.

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 LEVIN

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