First Names SAM

 

National Statistics

Summary

  • SAM is ranked as the 385th most popular given name in the United States with an estimated population of 168,904.
  • This name is in the 99th percentile, this means that nearly 0% of all the first names are more popular.
  • There are 52.97 people named SAM for every 100,000 Americans.
  • This name is most often used as a first name, 93% of the time.
  • Based on the analysis of 100 years worth of data from the Social Security Administration's (SSA) Baby Names database, the estimated population of people named SAM is 53,870.
  • The SSA data also shows that SAM is used as a boy's name 99% of the time.

First Names SAM
National Statistics

MyNameStats statistics:

  • Population Est. 168,904 +/-0.9%
  • National Rank 385
  • Percentile Rank 1.00
  • Proportion/100k 53.0

SSA Baby Name statistics:

  • Population Estimate 53,870
  • National Rank 767
  • Percentile Rank 99.17%
  • Proportion/100k 16.89

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Race and Ethinicity

Summary

The race and Hispanic origin distribution of the people with the name SAM is 71.7% White, 6.0% Hispanic origin, 11.4% Black, 8.3% Asian or Pacific Islander, 2.0% Two or More Races, and 0.6% American Indian or Alaskan Native. These figures should be considered only as a rough estimate. The purpose of this graph is to compare the name's specific race and Hispanic origin distribution to the distribution in the general population of the US.

The vertical blue bars represent the race distribution of people that have the name. The yellow horizontal lines represent the race distribution of the general population. The amount by which the blue bars extend past the yellow horizontal lines determines how likely a person with the name will be part of a given race or Hispanic origin group.

On this basis, the people with the name SAM have a higher likelyhood of being White and a lower likelyhood of being Hispanic origin.

Ethnic and Cultural Name Categories

The first name SAM is included in the following name catgories:
  • Common US feminine given name - Census Bureau Data
  • US masculine baby name - Social Security Administration
  • Common Swedish masculine given name - SCB Data
  • Common US surname - Census Bureau Data
  • South Korean surname
  • Chinese surname
  • Common US masculine given name - Census Bureau Data

Race & Hispanic origin distribution
of the people with the name SAM

Race or Hisp. origin % people named % general pop. % diff.
White 71.7% 63.9% 7.8%
Hispanic origin 6.0% 16.3% -10.3%
Black 11.4% 12.3% -0.9%
Asian or Pacific Islander 8.3% 4.9% 3.4%
Two or more races 2.0% 1.8% 0.2%
American Indian or Alaskan Native 0.6% 0.7% -0.1%
 

State Statistics for Popularity and Rank

Summary

  • The state with the most people named SAM is California where 27,053 people have this name.
  • Maine is the state where you are most likely to meet a person named SAM, as 101.09 in every 100,000 Mainers have this name.
  • Highest percentile rank of any state for this name is 99th, this rank was reached in the states of California.
  • Maine is the state with the biggest positive difference between the actual state population and the projected state population based on the national average. (where the blue bar extends past the yellow vertical line) with a difference of 0 more people than projected.
  • The state with the biggest negative difference is North Dakota (where the blue bar does not extend past the yellow vertical line) with a difference of 0 fewer people than projected.
Midwest State Statistics First-Names SAM State Population Proportion/100k Percentile Illinois 5,508 42.77 99.2% Indiana 2,028 30.74 98.3% Iowa 1,349 43.42 98.3% Kansas 1,195 41.17 97.2% Michigan 5,178 52.25 99.5% Minnesota 2,175 39.86 98.9% Missouri 1,815 60.61 98.3% Nebraska 716 38.06 96.2% North Dakota 161 21.75 88.5% Ohio 3,479 30 98.8% South Dakota 203 23.84 89.6% Wisconsin 2,163 37.57 98.8%

Midwest States
State stats for the first name SAM

State Pop. Prop/100k %Rank
Illinois 5,508 42.77 99.2%
Indiana 2,028 30.74 98.3%
Iowa 1,349 43.42 98.3%
Kansas 1,195 41.17 97.2%
Michigan 5,178 52.25 99.5%
Minnesota 2,175 39.86 98.9%
Missouri 1,815 60.61 98.3%
Nebraska 716 38.06 96.2%
North Dakota 161 21.75 88.5%
Ohio 3,479 30 98.8%
South Dakota 203 23.84 89.6%
Wisconsin 2,163 37.57 98.8%
West State Statistics First-Names SAM State Population Proportion/100k Percentile Alaska 366 49.72 92.8% Arizona 2,369 35.19 98.2% California 27,053 69.72 99.8% Colorado 1,999 37.32 98.3% Hawaii 1,054 74.22 98.6% Idaho 679 41.56 96.0% Montana 502 49.05 94.6% Nevada 1,211 42.64 97.8% New Mexico 1,448 69.42 97.5% Oregon 1,637 41.22 98.0% Utah 1,027 34.89 97.1% Washington 4,533 64.19 99.4% Wyoming 186 31.93 90.1%

West States
State stats for the first name SAM

State Pop. Prop/100k %Rank
Alaska 366 49.72 92.8%
Arizona 2,369 35.19 98.2%
California 27,053 69.72 99.8%
Colorado 1,999 37.32 98.3%
Hawaii 1,054 74.22 98.6%
Idaho 679 41.56 96.0%
Montana 502 49.05 94.6%
Nevada 1,211 42.64 97.8%
New Mexico 1,448 69.42 97.5%
Oregon 1,637 41.22 98.0%
Utah 1,027 34.89 97.1%
Washington 4,533 64.19 99.4%
Wyoming 186 31.93 90.1%
Northeast State Statistics First-Names SAM State Population Proportion/100k Percentile Connecticut 2,659 73.94 98.9% Maine 1,345 101.09 97.3% Massachusetts 6,118 90.7 99.2% New Hampshire 1,168 88.03 97.3% New Jersey 6,536 73.12 99.4% New York 10,961 55.51 99.7% Pennsylvania 3,344 26.15 98.9% Rhode Island 775 73.42 97.2% Vermont 208 33.16 94.3%

Northeast States
State stats for the first name SAM

State Pop. Prop/100k %Rank
Connecticut 2,659 73.94 98.9%
Maine 1,345 101.09 97.3%
Massachusetts 6,118 90.7 99.2%
New Hampshire 1,168 88.03 97.3%
New Jersey 6,536 73.12 99.4%
New York 10,961 55.51 99.7%
Pennsylvania 3,344 26.15 98.9%
Rhode Island 775 73.42 97.2%
Vermont 208 33.16 94.3%
South State Statistics First-Names SAM State Population Proportion/100k Percentile Alabama 2,211 45.6 98.5% Arkansas 1,531 51.62 98.0% Delaware 395 42.2 97.7% Dist. of Columbia 473 71.85 98.0% Florida 10,269 51.62 99.7% Georgia 4,306 42.65 99.2% Kentucky 1,718 38.92 97.8% Louisiana 2,070 44.52 98.4% Maryland 1,858 31.09 98.8% Mississippi 1,815 60.61 98.3% North Carolina 5,951 59.85 99.5% Oklahoma 2,080 53.64 98.3% South Carolina 2,165 44.8 98.5% Tennessee 3,633 55.47 99.0% Texas 19,491 72.31 99.7% Virginia 2,678 32.16 98.9% West Virginia 764 41.28 95.5%

South States
State stats for the first name SAM

State Pop. Prop/100k %Rank
Alabama 2,211 45.6 98.5%
Arkansas 1,531 51.62 98.0%
Delaware 395 42.2 97.7%
Dist. of Columbia 473 71.85 98.0%
Florida 10,269 51.62 99.7%
Georgia 4,306 42.65 99.2%
Kentucky 1,718 38.92 97.8%
Louisiana 2,070 44.52 98.4%
Maryland 1,858 31.09 98.8%
Mississippi 1,815 60.61 98.3%
North Carolina 5,951 59.85 99.5%
Oklahoma 2,080 53.64 98.3%
South Carolina 2,165 44.8 98.5%
Tennessee 3,633 55.47 99.0%
Texas 19,491 72.31 99.7%
Virginia 2,678 32.16 98.9%
West Virginia 764 41.28 95.5%
 

Full Names with SAM as a First Name

Summary

Shown are the top 20 most likely full names that have SAM as a first name. The length of the bars represents an estimate of the the number of people with the name expressed as a percentage of all the people named SAM.

The most popular full name is SAM Smith. 0.64% of all the people named SAM have this family name.

There are 17310 last names associated with this first name.

Top 20 Last Names
paired with the first name SAM

Rank Full Name % of pop
1 SAM Smith 0.64%
2 SAM Lee 0.57%
3 SAM Jones 0.51%
4 SAM Johnson 0.49%
5 SAM Williams 0.41%
6 SAM Brown 0.38%
7 SAM Miller 0.36%
8 SAM Davis 0.35%
9 SAM Kim 0.31%
10 SAM Wilson 0.29%
11 SAM Moore 0.26%
12 SAM King 0.23%
13 SAM Taylor 0.21%
14 SAM Martin 0.21%
15 SAM Thomas 0.21%
16 SAM Thompson 0.20%
17 SAM Allen 0.20%
18 SAM Hill 0.20%
19 SAM Wong 0.20%
20 SAM Adams 0.19%

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