The American name list contains 99.420 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 5.493.315 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 58.400 1.8% British German Canadian
John 51.896 1.6% British Canadian Irish
David 50.652 1.6% British Spanish Canadian
Chris 48.207 1.5% British Canadian Australian
Mike 35.686 1.1% British Canadian Dutch
James 33.036 1.0% British Australian Canadian
Matt 31.561 1.0% British Canadian Australian
Ryan 30.431 0.9% British Canadian Australian
Mark 29.521 0.9% British Dutch Canadian
Brian 29.193 0.9% British Irish Canadian
  • *1 The Frequency and Percentage are based on 5.493.315 American social media profiles from which 3.240.205 (59%) 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
Sarah 23.172 1.0% British Canadian Australian
Jennifer 22.083 1.0% British Canadian Spanish
Jessica 20.356 0.9% British Brazilian Canadian
Lisa 17.000 0.8% British Canadian German
Ashley 16.653 0.7% British Canadian Australian
Emily 15.891 0.7% British Canadian Australian
Michelle 15.849 0.7% British Canadian Australian
Amanda 15.287 0.7% British Brazilian Canadian
Laura 15.158 0.7% British Spanish Colombian
Amy 13.861 0.6% British Canadian Irish
  • *1 The Frequency and Percentage are based on 5.493.315 American social media profiles from which 2.253.110 (41%) is female.
  • *2 Alternative countries are countries where this first name also is used. They are sorted on popularity.