100 Most Common 5 Letter Last Names in the U.S.

In this section of the site we have data on the most common 5 letter last names in the United States. These names are taken directly from the most recent census data.

Currently, the most popular 5 letter last name in America is Smith, with a total count of 2,442,977 people who have the surname. The surname Smith occurs roughly 828 times per 100,000 people in the U.S.

The table below shows the most common 5 letter surnames with statistics on the heritage and ancestry of those with the surname.

Click any of the names in the table below to find out more about the origin, meaning, and ancestry of each last name.

Rank Name Count White Black API AIAN 2+ Races Hispanic
1 SMITH 2,442,977 70.90% 23.11% 0.50% 0.89% 2.19% 2.40%
4 BROWN 1,437,026 57.95% 35.60% 0.51% 0.87% 2.55% 2.52%
5 JONES 1,425,470 55.19% 38.48% 0.44% 1.00% 2.61% 2.29%
8 DAVIS 1,116,357 62.20% 31.60% 0.49% 0.82% 2.45% 2.44%
12 LOPEZ 874,523 4.86% 0.57% 1.02% 0.38% 0.25% 92.92%
18 MOORE 724,374 66.41% 27.74% 0.48% 0.68% 2.34% 2.34%
22 PEREZ 681,645 4.96% 0.45% 1.17% 0.20% 0.26% 92.95%
24 WHITE 660,491 65.51% 28.17% 0.49% 1.07% 2.38% 2.38%
27 CLARK 562,679 74.65% 19.02% 0.54% 1.01% 2.19% 2.58%
29 LEWIS 531,781 58.23% 34.84% 0.56% 1.20% 2.58% 2.58%
32 YOUNG 484,447 66.26% 24.67% 3.03% 0.79% 2.66% 2.58%
33 ALLEN 482,607 67.59% 26.17% 0.54% 0.86% 2.38% 2.47%
36 SCOTT 439,530 60.21% 32.92% 0.51% 1.18% 2.59% 2.58%
41 GREEN 430,182 56.84% 36.97% 0.44% 0.64% 2.47% 2.64%
42 ADAMS 427,865 74.02% 19.90% 0.56% 0.79% 2.16% 2.57%
44 BAKER 419,586 79.83% 14.44% 0.56% 0.87% 2.02% 2.28%
51 GOMEZ 365,655 5.12% 0.75% 1.01% 0.26% 0.26% 92.60%
53 EVANS 355,593 68.39% 25.72% 0.47% 0.74% 2.30% 2.39%
60 REYES 327,904 4.41% 0.59% 5.58% 0.24% 0.59% 88.58%
68 ORTIZ 286,899 4.96% 0.64% 0.67% 0.37% 0.25% 93.11%
74 KELLY 267,394 78.09% 16.22% 0.64% 0.54% 1.81% 2.69%
76 RAMOS 263,464 6.49% 0.98% 4.89% 0.19% 0.65% 86.79%
85 JAMES 249,379 51.58% 38.86% 1.27% 2.58% 2.64% 3.08%
91 PRICE 235,251 73.93% 20.51% 0.51% 0.66% 2.14% 2.24%
95 PATEL 229,973 2.10% 0.38% 94.78% 0.65% 1.65% 0.44%
96 MYERS 229,895 84.50% 10.54% 0.50% 0.55% 1.80% 2.10%
103 PERRY 221,741 68.32% 25.20% 0.57% 0.81% 2.43% 2.67%
127 HAYES 194,246 69.38% 24.69% 0.49% 0.81% 2.34% 2.29%
131 ELLIS 188,968 70.36% 23.47% 0.54% 0.66% 2.24% 2.73%
140 OWENS 182,719 65.85% 28.41% 0.36% 0.75% 2.47% 2.17%
144 WOODS 177,425 58.30% 35.30% 0.42% 0.88% 2.74% 2.35%
147 WELLS 176,230 74.00% 20.00% 0.49% 0.87% 2.22% 2.41%
149 HENRY 170,964 61.43% 30.68% 0.84% 1.87% 2.34% 2.84%
155 BURNS 165,925 80.26% 14.06% 0.59% 0.78% 1.83% 2.48%
157 OLSON 164,035 94.76% 0.40% 0.66% 0.72% 1.43% 2.03%
163 SILVA 161,633 32.61% 2.03% 2.01% 0.39% 1.62% 61.34%
166 MASON 160,213 68.82% 25.10% 0.53% 0.76% 2.38% 2.41%
167 DIXON 159,480 54.25% 39.26% 0.43% 0.96% 2.61% 2.49%
168 MUNOZ 158,483 4.89% 0.30% 0.91% 0.21% 0.21% 93.48%
170 HICKS 158,320 67.37% 26.88% 0.42% 0.98% 2.23% 2.13%
174 BLACK 154,738 74.63% 19.00% 0.53% 1.44% 2.08% 2.33%
178 STONE 153,329 85.95% 8.13% 0.65% 0.95% 1.93% 2.39%
182 MILLS 151,942 77.50% 16.77% 0.51% 0.82% 2.06% 2.33%
183 MEYER 150,895 94.84% 0.52% 0.71% 0.29% 1.37% 2.28%
186 GARZA 147,005 6.66% 0.24% 0.17% 0.28% 0.15% 92.49%
195 PAYNE 142,601 71.55% 22.63% 0.45% 0.58% 2.37% 2.42%
196 GRANT 142,277 55.36% 37.91% 0.52% 1.08% 2.35% 2.79%
217 RILEY 133,872 72.79% 21.27% 0.51% 0.87% 2.08% 2.48%
222 BERRY 132,812 70.66% 23.11% 0.56% 0.80% 2.34% 2.53%
242 NUNEZ 125,350 5.28% 0.67% 0.83% 0.26% 0.23% 92.72%
246 BURKE 122,877 85.93% 8.76% 0.68% 0.54% 1.68% 2.41%
259 LYNCH 117,708 82.30% 11.74% 0.59% 1.07% 1.78% 2.52%
260 SINGH 116,749 4.29% 4.48% 82.77% 1.15% 4.81% 2.50%
278 MCCOY 110,744 66.88% 26.71% 0.46% 0.89% 2.43% 2.64%
283 WEBER 109,433 94.29% 1.29% 0.63% 0.36% 1.25% 2.18%
284 WELCH 108,987 83.47% 10.44% 0.54% 1.11% 1.90% 2.55%
285 ROJAS 108,421 4.12% 0.37% 0.76% 0.12% 0.16% 94.46%
286 LUCAS 107,690 69.10% 18.51% 1.63% 0.52% 2.19% 8.05%
292 BANKS 105,833 39.27% 54.51% 0.36% 0.43% 2.98% 2.45%
295 WALSH 105,079 94.48% 1.11% 0.65% 0.23% 1.35% 2.20%
300 MEJIA 104,057 3.37% 0.45% 1.33% 0.14% 0.20% 94.51%
318 AVILA 97,314 7.02% 0.43% 1.11% 0.23% 0.26% 90.96%
325 BATES 95,622 75.35% 18.90% 0.55% 0.76% 2.03% 2.41%
332 CRAIG 92,507 79.03% 15.15% 0.61% 0.78% 2.06% 2.37%
333 AYALA 92,463 4.37% 0.54% 0.47% 0.20% 0.18% 94.25%
348 WATTS 89,649 68.62% 25.52% 0.48% 0.77% 2.35% 2.26%
349 DURAN 89,401 9.93% 0.54% 1.23% 0.78% 0.41% 87.11%
351 COHEN 89,091 88.89% 5.97% 0.66% 0.11% 1.08% 3.29%
353 MORAN 88,615 64.14% 2.43% 0.70% 0.79% 1.13% 30.81%
354 PARKS 88,586 69.39% 24.91% 0.59% 0.67% 2.38% 2.06%
361 TERRY 87,000 66.28% 27.34% 0.56% 0.70% 2.44% 2.68%
368 MILES 84,942 61.33% 32.35% 0.49% 0.78% 2.61% 2.44%
369 LYONS 84,516 74.88% 19.17% 0.50% 1.01% 2.10% 2.34%
374 WOLFE 83,928 90.77% 3.60% 0.52% 1.37% 1.66% 2.09%
388 SOLIS 82,146 5.14% 0.40% 1.61% 0.18% 0.24% 92.43%
391 CHANG 81,939 2.37% 0.87% 88.84% 0.03% 4.18% 3.71%
392 KLEIN 81,471 95.41% 0.32% 0.60% 0.23% 1.13% 2.30%
397 SIMON 80,460 65.09% 22.51% 2.75% 0.67% 1.93% 7.06%
399 HARDY 80,252 61.47% 32.34% 0.50% 1.20% 2.27% 2.22%
405 SHARP 78,990 83.57% 10.56% 0.59% 1.02% 1.94% 2.33%
407 BOWEN 78,822 82.08% 11.96% 0.55% 0.68% 2.01% 2.71%
408 OCHOA 78,677 4.53% 0.29% 0.54% 0.36% 0.18% 94.09%
416 BLAIR 78,026 79.40% 14.67% 0.55% 0.67% 2.18% 2.53%
420 CROSS 77,557 75.47% 18.28% 0.57% 0.91% 2.25% 2.52%
422 QUINN 76,986 86.23% 8.34% 0.69% 0.47% 1.63% 2.64%
426 RIVAS 76,205 4.88% 0.59% 0.41% 0.28% 0.17% 93.67%
436 CURRY 74,919 59.18% 34.93% 0.49% 0.47% 2.41% 2.52%
439 MCGEE 74,542 62.25% 31.53% 0.45% 0.73% 2.72% 2.32%
440 GROSS 74,503 84.87% 10.34% 0.52% 0.34% 1.48% 2.45%
441 DOYLE 74,458 89.12% 5.66% 0.66% 0.49% 1.68% 2.39%
445 REESE 73,919 66.05% 28.24% 0.44% 0.58% 2.07% 2.62%
447 BLAKE 73,797 71.21% 22.58% 0.56% 0.84% 2.14% 2.68%
450 BRADY 73,145 87.28% 6.89% 0.56% 0.96% 1.65% 2.66%
452 ROMAN 72,918 20.79% 1.86% 0.97% 0.20% 0.51% 75.67%
456 HUANG 72,328 0.90% 0.11% 97.14% 0.02% 1.42% 0.40%
462 HINES 71,717 57.72% 36.73% 0.49% 0.49% 2.31% 2.25%
472 ZHANG 70,125 0.99% 0.16% 98.06% 0.02% 0.62% 0.15%
492 LOGAN 67,909 64.80% 27.30% 0.71% 1.08% 2.89% 3.21%
497 COLON 67,338 7.58% 1.89% 0.31% 0.14% 0.33% 89.75%
499 FRANK 67,304 84.54% 7.96% 0.99% 2.23% 1.60% 2.68%

Table Key

To help you understand the above table, below is a description of each column and what it represents.

  • Count. Number of occurrences: Estimate of the number of people with the surname in the United States. (S) means the data was suppressed for privacy.
  • White. Non-Hispanic White Only: Percentage of people with a given surname who classified themselves as "non-hispanic white" (race)
  • Black. Non-Hispanic Black Only: Percentage of people with a given surname who classified themselves as "non-hispanic black" (race)
  • API. Non-Hispanic Asian & Pacific Islander Only: Percentage of people with a given surname who classified themselves as "non-hispanic Asian & Pacific Islander" (race)
  • AIAN. Non-Hispanic American Indian & Alaskan Native Only: Percentage of people with a given surname who classified themselves as "non-hispanic American Indian & Alaskan Native" (race)
  • 2+ Races. Non-Hispanic of 2 or More Races: Percentage of people with a given surname who classified themselves as "non-hispanic two or more races" (race)
  • Hispanic. Hispanic Origin: Percentage of people with a given surname who classified themselves as "Hispanic origin" (race)

How Many 5 Letter Last Names Are There?

According to the most recent U.S. Census data, there are 24,430 unique 5-letter surnames.

The table above includes the top 100 names that are 5 letters long, and they are sorted by the rank given by the Census Bureau for how common each name is.

Wherever possible, we have also provided data for each name in the list on the ethnicity/ancestry of that surname.

Other Last Name Lengths

Our database contains names ranging in length from 2 to 15 letters. To find out more information about last names of different lengths you can use the following links:

Data Source(s)

All of the data on this page is sourced from the Decennial Census survey, from the United States Census Bureau.

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