A question some have undoubtedly asked more than others is: “How many people have my name?” If your name is John Smith, you may have avoided the subject to not feel like a small drop in a vast ocean. If you have a more unique name, however, the question has likely crossed your mind. And now, you can get your answer.
The website How Many of Me is helping people all around the US find their namesakes. The site uses data from the US census to help you look up your first and last name, and find others with matching names. According to the website, there are over 151,671 different last names in the US, and 5,163 different first names in common use. It’s not, however, an exact science. “The program returns an estimate based on the available date,” the website says. “It should be considered a ‘ballpark figure.’”