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The NAKANO surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 2,124 13187 0.001 8
United States (1880 census) -1 112707 0.000 0
Change since 1880 +2125 +99520 +0.001 N/A
Other Countries
Australia 1 386155 0.000 0
United Kingdom 0 0
Top States for NAKANO by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
California 1,026 3479 0.003 30
Hawaii 409 212 0.034 338
Washington 154 5693 0.003 26
New York 66 32221 0.000 3
Illinois 58 26911 0.000 5
Top States for NAKANO by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Hawaii 409 212 0.034 338
California 1,026 3479 0.003 30
Washington 154 5693 0.003 26
Nevada 36 7667 0.002 18
Idaho 15 13339 0.001 12


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

Classification and Origin of NAKANO

Region of origin: Asia

Country of origin: Japan

Language of origin: Japanese

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

Classification Total Percent
Mixed Race 161 7.58
White (Caucasian) 121 5.7
White (Hispanic) 52 2.45
Asian/Pacific 1,788 84.18
Black/African American Less than 100 Insignificant
Native American/Alaskan Less than 100 Insignificant

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

Meaning of NAKANO in historical publications

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

Similar names to NAKANO

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as NAKANO.

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 NAKANO

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