Hello zsgunay,
The most recent data for statistical data concerning names is from the
2000 Census. From their webpage and statistical breakdown, I've come
up with these statistics:
Guys Percentage
a 4.895
b 3.745
c 5.985
d 7.582
e 3.414
f 1.898
g 3.668
h 2.092
i 0.380
j 15.882
k 2.616
l 3.212
m 6.960
n 1.138
o 0.417
p 2.502
q 0.048
r 10.254
s 4.078
t 4.253
u 0.010
v 0.654
w 4.216
x 0.013
y 0.013
z 0.127
Girls Percentage
a 6.784
b 4.605
c 6.999
d 5.779
e 4.868
f 1.252
g 2.231
h 1.966
i 0.933
j 8.178
k 4.764
l 6.896
m 11.114
n 2.147
o 0.398
p 3.129
q 0.017
r 4.157
s 7.035
t 3.353
u 0.030
v 2.015
w 0.800
x 0.008
y 0.391
z 0.091
Initial Percentage
a 5.857
b 4.183
c 6.501
d 6.664
e 4.154
f 1.569
g 2.937
h 2.028
i 0.661
j 11.961
k 3.709
l 5.087
m 9.074
n 1.652
o 0.407
p 2.821
q 0.032
r 7.151
s 5.583
t 3.795
u 0.020
v 1.347
w 2.477
x 0.010
y 0.205
z 0.109
For the final statistics, I weighted the average of males (49.1% of
the population) with the female's statistics (50.9% of the
population). You'll notice that the percentages only add up to 90%,
because they only listed the top names which add up to a cumulative
90% (to keep the list relatively short while still accurate).
These are the datafiles I built these statistics off of:
http://www.census.gov/genealogy/names/
For more information on how our government came to these numbers,
please read their methodologies statement here:
http://www.census.gov/genealogy/names/nam_meth.txt
As for your requested answer format, here goes (I'll only list the
most popular 5 names in each letter category to keep it short):
In US, 5.857% of the first initials is A (Anthony, Andrew, Angela,
Amy), 4.183% is B (Barbara, Brian, Betty, Brenda, Benjamin), 6.501% is
C (Charles, Christopher, Carol, Cynthia, Carolyn), 6.664% is D (David,
Daniel, Donald, Dorothy, Donna), 4.154% is E (Elizabeth, Edward, Eric,
Evelyn, Eugene), 1.569% is F (Frank, Frances, Fred, Florence,
Francis), 2.937% is G (George, Gary, Gregory, Gloria, Gerald), 2.208%
is H (Helen, Harold, Henry, Heather, Harry), 0.661% is I (Irene, Ida,
Irma, Isabel), 11.961% is J (James, John, Joseph, Jennifer, Jason),
3.709% is K (Kenneth, Kevin, Karen, Kimberly, Kathleen), 5.087% is L
(Linda, Lisa, Larry, Laura, Lawrence), 9.074% is M (Michael, Mary,
Mark, Maria, Margaret), 1.652% is N (Nancy, Nicole, Nicholas, Norma,
Nathan), 0.407% is O (Oscar, Olga, Opal, Olivia, Otis), 2.821% is P
(Patricia, Paul, Pamela, Patrick, Peter), 0.032 is Q (Quentin,
Quinton, Quincy, Queen, Quinn), 7.151% is R (Robert, Richard, Ronald,
Ruth, Raymond), 5.583% is S (Susan, Steven, Sandra, Scott, Stephen),
3.795% is T (Thomas, Timothy, Teresa, Terry, Theresa), 0.020% is U
(Ursula, Ulysses, Una, Usha, Ula), 1.347% is V (Virginia, Victor,
Victoria, Vincent, Valerie), 2.477% is W (William, Walter, Willie,
Wayne, Wanda), 0.010% is X (Xavier, Xiomara, Xenia, Xiao, Xochitl),
0.205% is Y (Yvonne, Yolanda, Yvette, Yesenia, Young), 0.109% is Z
(Zachary, Zelma, Zachery, Zelda, Zane).
Thanks for your question, it was interesting to answer, and my
pleasure. Please ask for a clarification if you have any questions, or
rate my answer if you find it sufficient. Thanks!
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