The Great Middle Name Survey

Since they've only become common in the last 100 years or so, very little research has been done on middle names. We here at Namenerds are conducting a very un-scientific survey to get some of your stories, as well to see exactly what percentage of American females have the middle names Lynn, Ann, Elizabeth, and Marie (it seems like every single one of my friends has one of those names)! I'll post the results as they come in, as soon as I have enough data to make it interesting. I'm not sure how long it will take, but maybe in a month or so.

Questions? Read the FAQ.

So, without further ado, TAKE THE SURVEY!

 

Some results so far:

Top Female Middle Names (based on 9203 respondents, all grouped together)

rank Name (alternate spellings) # given
1 Marie (591), Maree (16), Mariye (1), Marrie (1), Merie (2), Myrie (1) 612
2 Ann (352), Anne (180) 532
3 Lynn (320), Lynne (44), Lyn (38), Lin (5), Lyne (4), Linn (2) 413
4 Elizabeth (381), Elisabeth (15), Elyzabeth 397
5 Lee (134), Leigh (106), Lea (11) 251
6 Nicole (175), Nichole (29), Nickole, Nacole, Na'Cole, Nicol, Nicolle, Nykol, Nichoel 211
7 Louise (167), Luise (3) 170
8 Michelle (129), Michele (29), Michell (3), Myshel (1), Michel 163
9 Renee (118), Renae (14), Rene (11), Renea (6), Renay (1), Rena (1), Rennae (1) 152
10 Jean (98), Jeanne (15) 113
11 Catherine (51), Katherine (38), Kathryn (9), Cathryn (3), Kathrine (2), Cathrine (2), Kathren (1) 105
12 Rose 94
13 Christine (77), Kristine (11), Christeen, Christene, Cristyne, Kristene 92
14 Jane (78), Jayne (13) 91
15 Dawn 88
16 Rae (65), Ray (4), Raye (3), Rai, Rahe, Rhae 75
17 Mary 73
18 Kay (57), Kaye (11) 68
19 Margaret (53), Margret (2), Marggrat 56
20 Elaine (50), Alaine (2), Alayne, Allane, Elayne 55
21 Jo 54
22 Mae (31), May (14), Mai (3), Maye (2) 50
23 Elise (30), Elyse (7), Alise (4), Alyse (2), Elyce, Alease, Aleece, Alese, Allyce, Alysse 49
24 Maria 49
25 Beth 48
25 Diane (35), Dianne (10), Dyan (3) 48
27 Joy 46
28 Kathleen (43), Cathleen, Kathaleen 45
29 Ruth 43
30 Danielle (41), Danieille (1) 42
31 Denise (35), Deniece (2), Denece, Denice, Danece, Denisse 41
31 Sue (40), Su 41
33 Ellen (35), Elin (1) 36
34 Rachel (23), Rachelle (8) Rachael (2), Racheal, Reachel 35
35 Grace 34
36 Claire (23), Clare (8), Clair (2) 33
37 Gail (19), Gayle (8), Gale (4), Gael 32
38 Ashley (26), Ashleigh (2), Ashlee (2), Ashlie (1) 31
39 Frances (25), Francis (5) 30
39 Leann (8), Leanne (7), Lianne (3), Liane (4), Leighann(2), Le Ann, LeeAnn, Leeanne, Lee Ann, Leigh Anne, Leigh-ann 30
39 Victoria (28), Viktoria (2) 30
42 Noel (15), Noelle (14) 29
42 Rebecca (25), Rebekah (3), Rebecah (1) 29
42 Suzanne (25), Susanne (3), Suzann (1) 29
45 Sarah (18), Sara (10) 28
46 Patricia (26), Pattricia (1) 27
47 Anna 24
47 Lauren (22), Loren (2) 24
47 Paige (22), Page (1), Payge (1) 24
50 Theresa (13), Teresa (10) 23
51 None 22
52 Erin 21
52 Lorraine (18), Lorain, Loraine, Lorayne 21
54 Alexandra 20
54 Helen 20
54 Irene 20
57 Allison (10), Alison (9) 19
57 Christina (13), Kristina (3), Cristina (2), Chrystenah 19
57 Eileen 19
60 Alice 18
60 Brooke (16), Brook (2) 18
62 Colleen 17
62 Jade (16), Jayd (1) 17
62 Joann (9), Joanne (6), Jo Ann, Jo-Anne 17
62 Lynette (6), Lynnette (4), Lynett (2), Linette (2), Lanette (2), Lennette 17
66 Deanne (7), DeAnne (3), Deann (2), DeAnn (2), DeeAnn (1) 15
66 Fay3 (9), Fay (6) 15
66 Hope 15
66 Kate 15
70 Joyce 14
70 Kristin (5), Kristen (7), Christen (2), Christin, Cristin 14
70 Susan (13), Suzan (1) 14
73 Carol (10), Carole (1), Carroll (1), Karel (1) 13
73 Jennifer 13
75 Emily (11), Emilly 12
75 Faith 12
75 Lane (7), Layne (4), Layn 12
75 Maureen 12
79 Alexis 11
79 Amber 11
79 Amy (10), Aimi (1) 11
79 Annette 11
79 Joan 11
79 Laura 11
79 Lesley (6), Leslie (5) 11
79 Monique 11
87 Caitlin (6), Caitlyn (2), Caitlynn (1), Katlin (1) 10
87 Heather 10
87 Isabel (3), Isabell (3), Isobel (3), Isabelle 10
87 Jeanette (6), Jeannette (2), Jannette (1), Ginette (1) 10
87 June 10
87 Leah (10) 10
87 Melissa 10
87 Ryan (7), Ryane (2), Rhiann (1) 10
87 Therese (7), Therease (1), Terese (2) 10
87 Yvonne (7), Evon (1), Eyvone (1), Ivonne (1) 10
97 Alicia (6), Alysia (2), Alisha (1) 9
97 Amanda 9
97 Amelia (5), Emilia (4) 9
97 Dee (8), De (1) 9
97 Eva (7), Yva (1), Ewa (1) 9
97 Josephine (8), Josefin 9
97 Julia 9
97 Pauline 9
105 Alissa (6), Alyssa (2) 8
105 Andrea 8
105 Evelyn 8
105 Johanna (6), Joanna (2) 8
105 Patrice 8
105 Virginia 8

Top Middle Names for Males (based on 1348 responses)

rank name (alternate spellings) # given
1 Alan (18), Allan (5), Allen (27) 50
2 Michael (38), Micheal (9), Mikael (1) 48
3 James 45
4 William 30
5 Lee (27), Leigh (2) 29
6 John (24), Jon (2) 26
7 Robert 23
8 Andrew 21
8 David 21
10 Joseph 20
10 Thomas 20
12 Edward 19
13 Charles 18
14 Anthony (16), Antony (1) 17
15 Alexander 15
16 Francis 14
16 Patrick 14
18 Christopher 13
18 Paul 13
18 Richard 13
21 Matthew (9), Mathew (3) 12
22 Daniel 11
22 Wayne 11
24 George 9
24 Peter 9
24 Ryan 9
24 Scott 9
28 Eugene 8
29 Keith 7
29 Louis (4), Lewis (3) 7
29 Mark (5), Marc (2) 7
29 Martin 7
29 Ray 7
34 Dean 6
34 Douglas 6
34 Elliot (3), Elliott (2), Eliot (1) 6
34 Eric (3), Erik (2), Erick (1) 6
34 Stephen/Steven (3/3) 6
34 Todd 6
40 Adam 5
40 Gregory 5
40 Lynn (4), Lyn (1) 5
40 Raymond 5
40 Russell 5
45 Aaron 4
45 Arthur 4
45 Benjamin 4
45 Cameron 4
45 Carl 4
45 Craig 4
45 Dustin 4
45 Glenn (3), Glen (1) 4
45 Gordon 4
45 Graham (3), Graeme (1) 4
45 Henry 4
45 Isaac 4
45 Jason 4
45 Laurence/Lawrence (2/2) 4
45 Miles 4
45 Phillip/Philip (2/2) 4
45 Shane 4
45 Stuart (3), Stewart (1) 4
45 Timothy 4
45 Tyler 4
45 Walter 4
45 Wesley 4

 

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