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Q: What is the statistical distribution for the first name initials in US? ( Answered,   0 Comments )
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 Subject: What is the statistical distribution for the first name initials in US? Category: Reference, Education and News > Consumer Information Asked by: zsgunay-ga List Price: \$9.50 Posted: 17 May 2004 10:56 PDT Expires: 16 Jun 2004 10:56 PDT Question ID: 347668
 ```The answer should be in the form of: In US, 4.2% of the first initials is A (i.e. Albert, Alfred, Anne,..), 2.9% is B,... so on so forth.... and should target the consumers in US.```
 ```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! skermit-ga```