100 Most Common 6 Letter Last Names in the U.S.

In this section of the site we have data on the most common 6 letter last names in the United States. These names are taken directly from the most recent census data.

Currently, the most popular 6 letter last name in America is Garcia, with a total count of 1,166,120 people who have the surname. The surname Garcia occurs roughly 395 times per 100,000 people in the U.S.

The table below shows the most common 6 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
6 GARCIA 1,166,120 5.38% 0.45% 1.41% 0.47% 0.26% 92.03%
7 MILLER 1,161,437 84.11% 10.76% 0.54% 0.66% 1.77% 2.17%
14 WILSON 801,882 67.36% 25.99% 0.60% 1.06% 2.38% 2.61%
16 THOMAS 756,142 52.63% 38.75% 2.44% 1.07% 2.58% 2.54%
17 TAYLOR 751,209 65.38% 28.42% 0.56% 0.76% 2.41% 2.46%
20 MARTIN 702,625 74.80% 15.76% 0.90% 0.98% 2.02% 5.56%
25 HARRIS 624,252 51.40% 42.39% 0.47% 0.67% 2.80% 2.26%
31 WALKER 523,129 58.66% 35.05% 0.45% 0.87% 2.55% 2.41%
35 WRIGHT 458,980 65.80% 28.23% 0.51% 0.69% 2.41% 2.36%
37 TORRES 437,813 5.35% 0.57% 1.43% 0.20% 0.28% 92.16%
38 NGUYEN 437,645 0.95% 0.12% 96.45% 0.03% 1.83% 0.63%
40 FLORES 433,969 4.87% 0.42% 2.08% 0.34% 0.36% 91.94%
43 NELSON 424,958 77.66% 15.97% 0.67% 1.16% 2.00% 2.55%
46 RIVERA 391,114 5.40% 0.95% 2.04% 0.18% 0.37% 91.06%
49 CARTER 376,966 58.20% 35.59% 0.45% 0.78% 2.65% 2.34%
54 TURNER 348,627 64.25% 30.13% 0.42% 0.60% 2.38% 2.23%
56 PARKER 336,221 69.17% 24.79% 0.54% 0.88% 2.35% 2.26%
62 MORRIS 318,884 73.59% 20.08% 0.57% 0.98% 2.24% 2.55%
64 MURPHY 308,417 83.11% 11.53% 0.58% 0.68% 1.76% 2.34%
66 ROGERS 302,261 75.40% 18.53% 0.54% 0.82% 2.10% 2.62%
69 MORGAN 286,280 76.07% 17.27% 0.54% 1.24% 2.10% 2.78%
70 COOPER 280,791 67.93% 26.13% 0.50% 0.74% 2.31% 2.40%
72 BAILEY 277,845 72.45% 22.00% 0.50% 0.62% 2.16% 2.28%
75 HOWARD 264,826 64.31% 29.49% 0.50% 0.87% 2.46% 2.37%
81 WATSON 252,579 66.03% 27.90% 0.53% 0.82% 2.30% 2.41%
82 BROOKS 251,663 60.22% 33.47% 0.48% 0.79% 2.56% 2.48%
83 CHAVEZ 250,898 5.02% 0.21% 0.65% 0.94% 0.23% 92.96%
90 HUGHES 236,271 78.39% 16.13% 0.50% 0.53% 1.97% 2.47%
99 FOSTER 227,764 69.65% 23.94% 0.55% 0.88% 2.33% 2.65%
101 POWELL 224,874 67.20% 27.12% 0.46% 0.62% 2.29% 2.31%
108 BUTLER 218,847 62.36% 31.54% 0.45% 0.84% 2.45% 2.35%
110 BARNES 218,241 64.81% 29.28% 0.48% 0.75% 2.35% 2.33%
112 FISHER 214,703 82.58% 11.79% 0.55% 0.76% 1.89% 2.43%
115 ROMERO 208,614 8.65% 0.50% 1.30% 0.69% 0.37% 88.50%
116 JORDAN 208,403 61.44% 30.73% 0.55% 0.72% 2.45% 4.11%
120 GRAHAM 201,159 70.02% 23.99% 0.51% 0.80% 2.13% 2.55%
124 MORENO 196,925 6.09% 0.43% 0.67% 0.37% 0.22% 92.23%
128 BRYANT 192,773 58.46% 35.58% 0.39% 0.89% 2.47% 2.21%
130 GIBSON 190,667 72.14% 21.78% 0.46% 0.97% 2.34% 2.31%
133 MEDINA 188,497 5.69% 0.60% 1.92% 0.30% 0.33% 91.16%
136 MURRAY 184,910 74.92% 19.29% 0.57% 0.60% 2.02% 2.60%
138 CASTRO 184,134 7.29% 0.66% 3.74% 0.24% 0.64% 87.42%
148 VARGAS 173,835 5.41% 0.42% 0.85% 0.18% 0.22% 92.92%
153 TUCKER 167,446 70.01% 24.17% 0.45% 0.78% 2.25% 2.35%
154 GUZMAN 167,044 4.11% 0.42% 1.29% 0.15% 0.27% 93.77%
159 PORTER 163,054 68.57% 25.40% 0.55% 0.72% 2.31% 2.45%
160 HUNTER 162,440 60.78% 32.69% 0.48% 1.02% 2.63% 2.41%
161 GORDON 161,833 64.25% 29.15% 0.62% 0.68% 2.26% 3.04%
162 MENDEZ 161,717 4.48% 0.78% 0.48% 0.24% 0.18% 93.83%
165 SNYDER 160,262 94.07% 1.46% 0.59% 0.52% 1.45% 1.92%
171 HOLMES 156,780 56.79% 37.28% 0.42% 0.76% 2.37% 2.38%
172 PALMER 156,601 75.08% 18.57% 0.55% 0.81% 2.11% 2.87%
173 WAGNER 155,795 92.47% 2.60% 0.58% 0.54% 1.40% 2.41%
181 WARREN 152,147 70.08% 23.94% 0.55% 0.84% 2.26% 2.33%
192 WEAVER 143,837 84.41% 9.99% 0.52% 1.09% 1.87% 2.12%
198 KELLEY 140,693 83.78% 10.80% 0.55% 0.66% 2.03% 2.18%
201 ARNOLD 138,893 81.27% 13.34% 0.57% 0.55% 1.87% 2.41%
202 PIERCE 138,629 80.98% 12.86% 0.53% 1.06% 2.10% 2.47%
204 HANSEN 137,977 94.22% 0.53% 0.74% 0.49% 1.47% 2.54%
205 PETERS 137,513 82.86% 10.41% 0.98% 1.33% 1.86% 2.55%
206 SANTOS 137,232 20.06% 2.31% 13.32% 0.27% 1.85% 62.20%
209 KNIGHT 136,713 72.31% 21.61% 0.52% 0.90% 2.17% 2.50%
212 DUNCAN 135,187 76.39% 17.33% 0.52% 0.99% 2.21% 2.55%
214 HUDSON 134,963 66.88% 27.42% 0.46% 0.84% 2.20% 2.20%
230 WILLIS 130,152 62.22% 31.07% 0.51% 1.33% 2.55% 2.31%
235 GEORGE 128,625 66.47% 18.46% 7.62% 2.24% 2.04% 3.16%
239 ORTEGA 127,256 4.77% 0.29% 1.15% 0.43% 0.25% 93.11%
241 GREENE 126,101 67.70% 26.54% 0.48% 0.73% 2.34% 2.21%
244 VALDEZ 124,995 6.29% 0.48% 3.35% 0.65% 0.56% 88.66%
245 HARPER 124,461 67.90% 26.22% 0.49% 0.72% 2.36% 2.31%
247 LARSON 122,587 94.79% 0.49% 0.74% 0.62% 1.41% 1.95%
253 AUSTIN 119,706 67.47% 26.01% 0.61% 0.80% 2.34% 2.78%
256 LAWSON 119,053 73.84% 20.74% 0.43% 0.65% 2.15% 2.20%
257 JACOBS 118,614 74.28% 16.71% 0.59% 3.75% 2.16% 2.52%
258 OBRIEN 118,557 93.85% 1.29% 0.76% 0.37% 1.42% 2.32%
262 BISHOP 116,618 84.44% 10.14% 0.61% 0.57% 1.86% 2.37%
264 OLIVER 115,900 64.19% 27.45% 0.68% 0.74% 2.43% 4.52%
265 JENSEN 115,679 93.97% 0.44% 0.73% 0.82% 1.40% 2.64%
266 HARVEY 115,662 68.00% 25.00% 0.52% 1.71% 2.25% 2.52%
272 HOWELL 112,041 79.48% 15.08% 0.46% 0.72% 1.80% 2.46%
276 HANSON 111,144 92.11% 2.85% 0.70% 0.67% 1.55% 2.11%
280 BURTON 110,529 67.32% 27.06% 0.53% 0.51% 2.25% 2.34%
281 FULLER 110,116 73.22% 21.06% 0.60% 0.63% 2.16% 2.33%
288 FIELDS 107,522 57.66% 35.78% 0.39% 1.24% 2.66% 2.28%
291 LITTLE 105,936 70.11% 24.26% 0.44% 1.26% 1.93% 2.01%
296 BOWMAN 105,007 80.82% 13.62% 0.48% 0.80% 2.05% 2.23%
299 FOWLER 104,515 81.41% 12.89% 0.48% 0.96% 2.10% 2.16%
302 ACOSTA 103,418 6.96% 0.62% 2.26% 0.26% 0.43% 89.48%
303 BREWER 103,318 81.30% 12.64% 0.42% 1.35% 2.09% 2.19%
306 JUAREZ 101,949 3.42% 0.22% 0.39% 0.16% 0.15% 95.66%
307 NEWMAN 101,931 83.03% 11.08% 0.61% 0.69% 1.99% 2.60%
309 CURTIS 101,801 77.90% 15.84% 0.53% 1.03% 2.13% 2.57%
310 CORTEZ 101,694 6.00% 0.70% 2.92% 0.29% 0.44% 89.65%
313 JOSEPH 100,959 29.59% 54.19% 9.76% 0.99% 2.49% 2.98%
317 KELLER 98,268 91.40% 3.86% 0.57% 0.46% 1.45% 2.26%
320 MOLINA 96,979 5.82% 0.51% 2.28% 0.64% 0.42% 90.32%
323 CAMPOS 96,111 7.11% 0.39% 1.38% 0.21% 0.39% 90.52%
336 POWERS 91,970 89.60% 5.15% 0.65% 0.55% 1.65% 2.39%
341 SUTTON 90,964 72.77% 21.70% 0.48% 0.68% 2.24% 2.13%
343 RHODES 90,670 74.76% 20.04% 0.48% 0.62% 1.92% 2.17%

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 6 Letter Last Names Are There?

According to the most recent U.S. Census data, there are 35,807 unique 6-letter surnames.

The table above includes the top 100 names that are 6 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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