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The POLLY surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 2,407 11910 0.001 9
United States (1880 census) 933 5791 0.002 19
Change since 1880 +1474 -6119 -0.001 -10
Other Countries
Australia 26 42291 0.000 2
United Kingdom 0 0
Top States for POLLY by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Kentucky 346 1811 0.009 86
Florida 158 12547 0.001 10
Texas 148 12421 0.001 7
Ohio 140 10448 0.001 12
Tennessee 121 5651 0.002 21
Top States for POLLY by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Kentucky 346 1811 0.009 86
Alaska 18 6118 0.003 29
Delaware 17 8958 0.002 22
Tennessee 121 5651 0.002 21
South Dakota 15 9517 0.002 20


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

Classification and Origin of POLLY

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

Ethnic distribution of POLLY in the USA

Classification Total Percent
Black/African American 219 9.1
Mixed Race 25 1.04
Native American/Alaskan 20 0.83
White (Hispanic) 14 0.58
Asian/Pacific 7 0.29
White (Caucasian) 2,122 88.16

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

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

Meaning of POLLY in historical publications

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

Similar names to POLLY

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as POLLY.

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 POLLY

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