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The MALIN surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 3,988 7694 0.001 15
United States (1880 census) 775 6752 0.002 16
Change since 1880 +3213 -942 -0.001 -1
Other Countries
Australia 160 9242 0.001 10
United Kingdom 1,420 3934 0.003 31
Top States for MALIN by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
California 368 7560 0.001 11
New York 321 6174 0.002 17
Florida 242 8075 0.002 15
Pennsylvania 233 6686 0.002 19
Illinois 193 6917 0.002 16
Top States for MALIN by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Delaware 65 2200 0.008 83
Connecticut 128 3669 0.004 38
Wisconsin 175 4637 0.003 33
Utah 71 3853 0.003 32
Vermont 15 5844 0.002 25


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

Classification and Origin of MALIN

Region of origin: British Isles

Country of origin: England

Language of origin: English

Ethnic origin: English

Religious origin: Christian

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

Classification Total Percent
White (Hispanic) 89 2.23
Black/African American 65 1.63
Mixed Race 51 1.28
Asian/Pacific 31 0.78
Native American/Alaskan 12 0.3
White (Caucasian) 3,740 93.78

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

Meaning of MALIN in historical publications

MALIN. Probably from the town of Malines, in Belgium,

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 MALIN

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as MALIN.

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 MALIN

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