Tuesday, September 08, 2009

How Many Of Me?

Ego surfing is a factor I think most people who use the Internet and World Wide Web are "guilty" of at least at some stage. I'm sure most of us have Googled our names (I have!). Here's an interesting web site called HowManyOfMe.com that determines how many people have the same name as you. It's USA based only, but fun nonetheless. Here are the results for my name:

LogoThere are
people with my name in the U.S.A.

How many have your name?

Try it out for yourself.

Interesting stuff from the howmanyofme.com website:

There are 307,351,318 people in the United States of America. If everyone in the U.S. lined up single file, the line would stretch around the Earth almost 7 times. That's a lot of people.

The U.S. Census Bureau statistics tell us that there are at least 151,671 different last names and 5,163 different first names in common use in the United States. Some names are more common than others.

There are 44,441 people named John Smith in the United States. There are 967 people named James Bond, 102 people named Harry Potter , 433 people named George Bush, and 31 people named Emily Dickinson. However, Johnny Cash (32 people) songs aside there are, statistically speaking, very few boys named Sue.

1 comment:

  1. Very few people with my maiden name(less than 114 but maybe none at all, apparently) but my new married name is the 101st most popular last name!