Miller: the 7th most common last name in the U.S.

It’s true. My familial surname, Miller, ranks as the 7th most common last name in the United States according to data from the Census Bureau.

  1. Smith
  2. Johnson
  3. Williams
  4. Jones
  5. Brown
  6. Davis
  7. Miller
  8. Wilson
  9. Moore
  10. Taylor

After a quick search, I find that Jennifer’s first name is the 6th most common female name in this country. No wonder she was reticent to lose her maiden name, Savitska. My name is wedged between Tracy and Kent in terms of popularity, at number 292.

Oh well, at least we have Raelyn to help throw the curve.

3 thoughts on “Miller: the 7th most common last name in the U.S.

  1. Speaking as another Jennifer, I refuse to change my last name should I ever be dumb enough to get engaged again. My last name’s the only distinct thing about me (or at least, as distinct as it’s going to get when there were over 30 of Jennifer Mylastnames online last I checked), plus I’ve already published under it and bought a URL. Your wife has my sympathies- I’ve known several Jennifer Millers. Hell, one of my exes was a Miller.

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