On Unique Names

Thanks to a couple of friends:

Logo There is:
person with my name
in the U.S.A.

How many have your name?

The thing I found interesting was the breakdown of the statistics. Let’s quote its bit on “Allyn”:

  • There are 1,500 people in the U.S. with the first name Allyn
  • 4019th most popular first name. (tied with 1145 other first names)
  • 100 percent of people with the first name Allyn are female.

Obviously, I’m going to quibble with the third assertion. Though it would explain why I get so much mail for “Ms. Allyn Gibson”….

I’m actually not sure how accurate the engine for this “search” is. It’s probably just doing some sort of statistical analysis. I know of a few other Allyn Gibsons–there was a retired baker in Oberlin, Ohio. There was a gay and lesbian studies professor in Florida. There was a World War II veteran who fought at Iwo Jima. Perhaps all three of them have passed away by now.

Which would make me unique. Like the survey says. :banana:

2 thoughts on “On Unique Names

  1. It claims that I’m unique, too, which Google seems to agree with; there’s one Andrew Timson in the Phillipines about my age, and one in the UK who’s a politician perhaps thrice my age.

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