The American name list contains 75.660 first names categorized by gender. This page shows the top 10 list of most popular names found on United States social media.

Most countries in North America are very well organised and have great open data initiatives. In United States we received a name and gender database from the American government and merged it with publicly available data sets. To validate all names and create the American name list we used a sample of 2.792.114 public social media profiles from United States. On the about page we have a detailed explanation of our methodology and illustrate our approach with several examples.

Popular American first names for men

First name Frequency*1 Percentage*1 Alternative countries*2
Michael 31.163 2.0% British German Canadian
David 28.990 1.8% British Spanish Canadian
John 28.351 1.8% British Canadian Irish
Chris 25.722 1.6% British Canadian Australian
Mike 19.666 1.2% British Canadian German
James 16.852 1.1% British Australian Canadian
Mark 16.833 1.1% British Dutch Canadian
Matt 16.534 1.0% British Canadian Australian
Brian 15.965 1.0% British Canadian Irish
Jason 15.159 1.0% British Canadian Australian
  • *1 The Frequency and Percentage are based on 2.792.114 American social media profiles from which 1.595.616 (57%) is male.
  • *2 Alternative countries are countries where this first name also is used. They are sorted on popularity.

Popular American first names for women

First name Frequency*1 Percentage*1 Alternative countries*2
Jennifer 12.691 1.1% British Canadian German
Sarah 12.351 1.0% British Canadian German
Jessica 10.719 0.9% British Brazilian Canadian
Lisa 9.817 0.8% British German Canadian
Michelle 8.928 0.7% British Canadian Australian
Laura 8.495 0.7% British Spanish Italian
Amanda 8.142 0.7% British Brazilian Canadian
Ashley 8.021 0.7% British Canadian Australian
Amy 8.020 0.7% British Canadian Australian
Emily 7.652 0.6% British Canadian Australian
  • *1 The Frequency and Percentage are based on 2.792.114 American social media profiles from which 1.196.498 (43%) is female.
  • *2 Alternative countries are countries where this first name also is used. They are sorted on popularity.