The American name list contains 101.266 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 4.775.359 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 50.350 1.8% British German Canadian
John 45.057 1.6% British Canadian Irish
David 44.352 1.6% British Spanish Canadian
Chris 41.645 1.5% British Canadian Australian
Mike 30.558 1.1% British Canadian Dutch
James 28.718 1.0% British Australian Canadian
Matt 26.741 1.0% British Canadian Australian
Mark 25.724 0.9% British Dutch Canadian
Ryan 25.705 0.9% British Canadian Australian
Brian 25.095 0.9% British Canadian Irish
  • *1 The Frequency and Percentage are based on 4.775.359 American social media profiles from which 2.776.488 (58%) 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 19.946 1.0% British Canadian Australian
Jennifer 19.423 1.0% British Canadian German
Jessica 17.590 0.9% British Brazilian Canadian
Lisa 14.914 0.7% British Canadian German
Ashley 14.104 0.7% British Canadian Australian
Michelle 13.683 0.7% British Canadian Australian
Emily 13.494 0.7% British Canadian Australian
Amanda 13.272 0.7% British Brazilian Canadian
Laura 13.066 0.7% British Spanish Colombian
Amy 12.222 0.6% British Canadian Irish
  • *1 The Frequency and Percentage are based on 4.775.359 American social media profiles from which 1.998.871 (42%) is female.
  • *2 Alternative countries are countries where this first name also is used. They are sorted on popularity.