100 Most Common 9 Letter Last Names in the U.S.

In this section of the site we have data on the most common 9 letter last names in the United States. These names are taken directly from the most recent census data.

Currently, the most popular 9 letter last name in America is Rodriguez, with a total count of 1,094,924 people who have the surname. The surname Rodriguez occurs roughly 371 times per 100,000 people in the U.S.

The table below shows the most common 9 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
9 RODRIGUEZ 1,094,924 4.75% 0.54% 0.57% 0.18% 0.18% 93.77%
11 HERNANDEZ 1,043,281 3.79% 0.36% 0.60% 0.19% 0.16% 94.89%
67 GUTIERREZ 293,218 4.57% 0.24% 1.40% 0.25% 0.20% 93.33%
109 HENDERSON 218,393 59.63% 33.98% 0.45% 0.86% 2.56% 2.51%
117 PATTERSON 205,423 67.27% 26.80% 0.47% 0.68% 2.35% 2.43%
118 ALEXANDER 204,621 58.19% 34.04% 1.24% 0.70% 2.66% 3.17%
142 FERNANDEZ 180,842 8.77% 1.15% 5.38% 0.18% 0.93% 83.58%
175 ROBERTSON 153,666 73.42% 20.61% 0.52% 0.89% 2.11% 2.46%
213 ARMSTRONG 135,044 72.39% 21.01% 0.58% 0.93% 2.31% 2.79%
229 CONTRERAS 130,164 4.19% 0.21% 0.55% 0.25% 0.16% 94.64%
231 CARPENTER 129,898 86.21% 8.49% 0.57% 0.68% 1.87% 2.18%
249 MALDONADO 121,526 4.97% 0.50% 0.40% 0.19% 0.23% 93.71%
254 DOMINGUEZ 119,304 5.04% 0.38% 1.03% 0.25% 0.21% 93.09%
312 SCHNEIDER 101,290 95.35% 0.43% 0.59% 0.27% 1.20% 2.16%
379 ZIMMERMAN 83,265 93.84% 2.32% 0.52% 0.30% 1.18% 1.85%
387 CERVANTES 82,161 3.31% 0.16% 0.91% 0.18% 0.14% 95.31%
398 VELASQUEZ 80,364 4.75% 0.66% 1.71% 0.43% 0.24% 92.22%
432 STEVENSON 75,169 63.44% 30.19% 0.63% 0.54% 2.50% 2.70%
464 CASTANEDA 71,368 4.11% 0.22% 1.79% 0.20% 0.25% 93.42%
479 GALLAGHER 69,834 94.62% 0.69% 0.64% 0.30% 1.26% 2.50%
489 SCHROEDER 67,977 95.36% 0.32% 0.59% 0.49% 1.13% 2.11%
530 VELAZQUEZ 63,736 3.26% 0.44% 0.12% 0.12% 0.11% 95.95%
532 MCCORMICK 63,649 87.33% 7.59% 0.57% 0.42% 1.61% 2.48%
575 NICHOLSON 58,151 74.25% 19.89% 0.54% 0.62% 2.15% 2.54%
588 UNDERWOOD 57,064 79.20% 15.03% 0.48% 1.09% 2.03% 2.17%
608 DAVENPORT 55,895 71.76% 22.32% 0.49% 0.69% 2.38% 2.36%
615 JEFFERSON 55,179 17.45% 74.24% 0.40% 1.90% 3.54% 2.47%
622 SINGLETON 54,621 45.91% 48.62% 0.38% 0.41% 2.48% 2.20%
626 CHRISTIAN 54,198 66.41% 24.57% 2.33% 0.59% 2.49% 3.62%
634 WILKINSON 53,739 88.16% 6.52% 0.63% 0.61% 1.74% 2.36%
659 DICKERSON 51,889 62.97% 31.57% 0.43% 0.42% 2.52% 2.09%
719 WILKERSON 48,444 64.68% 29.39% 0.45% 0.61% 2.59% 2.27%
741 BLACKWELL 47,175 65.69% 28.46% 0.39% 0.77% 2.64% 2.05%
744 MACDONALD 46,717 93.72% 1.06% 0.85% 0.43% 1.58% 2.37%
776 WHITEHEAD 44,373 70.49% 24.03% 0.40% 0.73% 2.23% 2.11%
802 HENDRICKS 43,197 75.70% 17.40% 0.56% 1.35% 2.21% 2.78%
811 GILLESPIE 42,693 81.20% 13.84% 0.47% 0.48% 1.72% 2.29%
813 MIDDLETON 42,578 66.71% 28.16% 0.50% 0.46% 2.06% 2.11%
833 FREDERICK 41,394 80.13% 14.07% 0.62% 0.82% 1.94% 2.42%
835 MCFARLAND 41,300 78.85% 15.64% 0.61% 0.55% 2.12% 2.23%
856 VALENTINE 40,395 66.06% 23.29% 0.66% 0.50% 2.14% 7.35%
872 MCCONNELL 39,754 88.76% 5.98% 0.58% 0.80% 1.78% 2.10%
889 BLACKBURN 39,097 87.41% 7.31% 0.52% 0.91% 1.71% 2.14%
915 DOUGHERTY 37,884 94.37% 1.07% 0.62% 0.28% 1.33% 2.34%
920 BLANCHARD 37,695 84.87% 9.32% 0.51% 0.80% 1.85% 2.65%
945 JARAMILLO 36,755 7.47% 0.27% 1.00% 0.68% 0.30% 90.28%
947 RASMUSSEN 36,636 94.55% 0.27% 0.82% 0.35% 1.43% 2.58%
950 DONALDSON 36,558 72.06% 22.12% 0.50% 0.40% 2.38% 2.54%
965 MCPHERSON 36,125 73.35% 20.66% 0.57% 0.61% 2.33% 2.49%
997 DAUGHERTY 34,987 90.01% 4.48% 0.47% 1.09% 1.94% 2.00%
1080 LANCASTER 32,362 84.28% 10.07% 0.61% 0.65% 2.10% 2.30%
1122 RODRIGUES 31,280 45.85% 4.95% 4.35% 0.34% 3.26% 41.26%
1127 CLEVELAND 31,123 66.41% 25.78% 0.58% 2.85% 2.31% 2.07%
1133 SHOEMAKER 30,934 93.56% 2.17% 0.52% 0.46% 1.39% 1.90%
1151 MCDERMOTT 30,528 92.19% 2.59% 0.83% 0.31% 1.42% 2.67%
1171 WHITFIELD 29,962 44.52% 49.68% 0.38% 0.46% 3.02% 1.94%
1173 GOLDSTEIN 29,938 95.01% 0.74% 0.68% 0.03% 0.90% 2.64%
1212 ARREDONDO 29,173 4.88% 0.21% 0.19% 0.22% 0.16% 94.36%
1224 CABALLERO 28,903 6.32% 0.75% 3.07% 0.22% 0.38% 89.25%
1288 DELATORRE 27,265 4.87% 0.17% 1.98% 0.14% 0.24% 92.61%
1295 SLAUGHTER 27,155 57.05% 37.07% 0.37% 0.43% 2.73% 2.36%
1298 COVINGTON 27,068 48.90% 45.18% 0.34% 0.66% 2.78% 2.14%
1302 BROUSSARD 26,971 67.65% 27.37% 0.27% 0.34% 1.79% 2.57%
1324 DICKINSON 26,607 89.69% 4.78% 0.78% 0.48% 1.71% 2.56%
1333 GUSTAFSON 26,421 95.58% 0.24% 0.56% 0.49% 1.42% 1.71%
1339 ROSENBERG 26,307 95.18% 0.76% 0.63% 0.19% 1.02% 2.22%
1356 MCCLELLAN 26,060 81.00% 13.53% 0.54% 0.94% 1.93% 2.06%
1407 TOMLINSON 25,274 83.64% 10.32% 0.65% 0.55% 1.85% 2.99%
1422 GREENWOOD 24,971 80.54% 13.59% 0.52% 0.99% 1.81% 2.56%
1424 CHILDRESS 24,937 78.33% 16.39% 0.44% 0.54% 2.14% 2.16%
1436 HUTCHISON 24,820 90.53% 4.55% 0.47% 0.65% 1.82% 1.98%
1441 YARBROUGH 24,749 70.61% 23.73% 0.36% 0.75% 2.32% 2.23%
1462 SANDERSON 24,384 85.69% 6.60% 0.60% 2.62% 2.18% 2.31%
1471 NAVARRETE 24,259 3.35% 0.22% 1.45% 0.07% 0.17% 94.74%
1481 FRANCISCO 24,095 29.20% 3.48% 19.00% 4.50% 1.90% 41.92%
1508 BENAVIDES 23,761 6.04% 0.29% 0.56% 0.13% 0.16% 92.82%
1523 PRITCHARD 23,549 88.65% 6.17% 0.87% 0.39% 1.72% 2.19%
1572 RODRIQUEZ 22,892 7.25% 1.77% 0.45% 0.73% 0.37% 89.42%
1573 ARRINGTON 22,840 51.21% 43.21% 0.35% 0.55% 2.61% 2.07%
1655 MCDONOUGH 21,739 95.81% 0.36% 0.52% 0.20% 1.22% 1.88%
1662 FELICIANO 21,667 8.10% 1.21% 5.64% 0.09% 0.90% 84.05%
1715 ESCAMILLA 20,958 4.80% 0.22% 0.30% 0.22% 0.16% 94.30%
1720 GREENBERG 20,897 95.31% 0.33% 0.82% 0.13% 0.96% 2.44%
1728 JORGENSEN 20,731 94.59% 0.35% 0.68% 0.37% 1.39% 2.63%
1736 ESCALANTE 20,626 5.48% 0.48% 2.09% 1.24% 0.47% 90.24%
1770 WESTBROOK 20,284 71.22% 22.75% 0.47% 0.90% 2.39% 2.28%
1775 CORNELIUS 20,160 72.22% 19.81% 0.87% 2.57% 2.15% 2.38%
1787 HIGHTOWER 20,065 50.22% 43.18% 0.43% 0.65% 3.00% 2.52%
1810 SEPULVEDA 19,851 7.17% 0.29% 0.42% 0.30% 0.23% 91.59%
1817 SHEFFIELD 19,738 76.36% 18.80% 0.42% 0.77% 1.77% 1.88%
1822 MARROQUIN 19,661 4.62% 0.20% 0.23% 0.21% 0.17% 94.58%
1847 LEDBETTER 19,417 84.31% 10.81% 0.44% 0.64% 1.69% 2.10%
1856 PRITCHETT 19,334 68.23% 25.17% 0.38% 1.92% 2.30% 2.00%
1862 MCCRACKEN 19,287 92.20% 3.26% 0.50% 0.48% 1.69% 1.87%
1899 SPAULDING 18,902 83.60% 9.21% 0.76% 1.77% 2.35% 2.31%
1901 SYLVESTER 18,896 72.96% 20.72% 0.91% 0.83% 1.93% 2.65%
1907 MCCLENDON 18,857 37.73% 55.98% 0.34% 0.49% 3.14% 2.31%
1923 MANSFIELD 18,725 86.84% 7.12% 0.61% 0.68% 1.91% 2.85%
1926 SMALLWOOD 18,717 68.67% 25.11% 0.43% 1.07% 2.54% 2.17%
1941 MONDRAGON 18,620 4.90% 0.16% 0.45% 0.45% 0.28% 93.76%

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 9 Letter Last Names Are There?

According to the most recent U.S. Census data, there are 15,549 unique 9-letter surnames.

The table above includes the top 100 names that are 9 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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