54 Most Common Black Last Names Beginning with I

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

Currently, the most popular Black last name beginning with I in America is Ivory, with a total count of 7,201 people who have the surname. The surname Ivory occurs roughly 2 times per 100,000 people in the U.S.

The table below shows the most common surnames ending starting with I with statistics on the heritage and ancestry of those with the surname.

This list has been compiled using the most recent Census data and we have included only names where at least 60% of people with the name self-identified as "Black".

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
4893 IVORY 7,201 21.21% 73.18% 0.24% 0.17% 3.01% 2.19%
12597 IVERY 2,457 7.69% 85.02% 0.33% 0.24% 4.27% 2.44%
17432 INNOCENT 1,618 9.46% 84.73% (S) (S) 2.35% 2.41%
19782 INNISS 1,360 13.31% 70.96% (S) (S) 4.85% 10.15%
25381 ISLAND 975 20.41% 63.49% (S) (S) 6.05% 5.95%
25601 IDRIS 964 16.29% 63.07% 15.77% 0.00% 3.11% 1.76%
26534 ISREAL 919 30.03% 61.26% 0.87% 0.87% 2.61% 4.35%
26576 IFILL 917 7.42% 84.41% 0.87% 0.00% 2.62% 4.69%
35537 IDOWU 633 1.11% 95.58% (S) (S) 2.05% (S)
35622 ISAIAH 631 13.00% 71.32% 5.23% 1.43% 2.85% 6.18%
36736 IGWE 608 1.64% 93.91% (S) (S) 2.63% 1.64%
37229 ISIDORE 599 11.85% 77.63% 1.67% 1.50% 4.67% 2.67%
38754 ISSE 570 4.39% 89.30% 1.40% 0.00% 2.11% 2.81%
49087 INYANG 429 1.40% 95.34% (S) (S) 1.63% 1.17%
63698 ISBY 313 10.22% 87.86% 0.00% 0.00% (S) (S)
71886 IGBOKWE 271 (S) 95.20% (S) 0.00% (S) 2.58%
74608 ISMA 259 2.32% 88.80% 6.56% 0.00% (S) (S)
78821 ISSAK 242 26.86% 66.53% 2.48% (S) 2.89% (S)
81458 IBEKWE 232 2.16% 96.55% 0.00% 0.00% (S) (S)
81772 INGLETON 231 14.29% 71.86% (S) (S) (S) 12.12%
86314 IHEANACHO 216 (S) 98.61% 0.00% 0.00% (S) 0.00%
88336 IDLEBIRD 210 (S) 95.71% 0.00% 0.00% 2.38% (S)
90853 IBEH 203 (S) 96.55% (S) 0.00% (S) 0.00%
91221 ISME 202 (S) 93.56% (S) 0.00% (S) 3.47%
91981 ISOME 200 18.00% 77.00% (S) 0.00% 2.50% (S)
95545 ISHMON 191 2.62% 91.10% (S) 0.00% 5.76% (S)
100302 ILUNGA 180 (S) 93.33% 0.00% 0.00% 3.33% (S)
103181 ISSACK 174 4.60% 92.53% 2.87% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
105600 IHEME 169 (S) 98.82% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% (S)
106570 ILORI 167 (S) 94.61% (S) 0.00% (S) (S)
107134 IDEHEN 166 (S) 97.59% 0.00% 0.00% (S) 0.00%
111988 IWU 157 (S) 96.82% (S) 0.00% (S) 0.00%
111988 IMAFIDON 157 (S) 93.63% 0.00% 0.00% 4.46% (S)
112568 ISHOLA 156 (S) 96.15% (S) 0.00% (S) (S)
113155 IDEMUDIA 155 0.00% 98.06% (S) 0.00% (S) (S)
116201 IWUAGWU 150 (S) 90.67% (S) 0.00% 6.67% (S)
117480 IRUNGU 148 (S) 96.62% (S) 0.00% (S) (S)
125282 IYAMU 137 (S) 94.16% (S) 0.00% (S) (S)
127494 IKPE 134 (S) 94.03% 0.00% 0.00% (S) 0.00%
127494 ISZARD 134 34.33% 60.45% (S) 0.00% (S) (S)
129047 ICART 132 31.82% 64.39% 0.00% 0.00% (S) (S)
131379 IRAKOZE 129 0.00% 99.22% 0.00% 0.00% (S) (S)
132206 IRABOR 128 (S) 96.09% 0.00% 0.00% (S) 0.00%
133048 IDDEEN 127 0.00% 92.91% (S) 0.00% (S) 6.30%
137327 ISLAR 122 (S) 90.98% 0.00% 0.00% (S) 5.74%
140157 IDAHOSA 119 (S) 96.64% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% (S)
141140 ISSAH 118 9.32% 83.90% 0.00% 0.00% (S) (S)
148347 ISIBOR 111 (S) 97.30% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% (S)
150452 IBITOYE 109 0.00% 100.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
151532 IHENACHO 108 4.63% 92.59% (S) 0.00% (S) 0.00%
151532 IGHODARO 108 (S) 98.15% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% (S)
153769 IWUCHUKWU 106 (S) 97.17% (S) (S) 0.00% 0.00%
158432 IWUOHA 102 (S) 95.10% (S) 0.00% (S) (S)
159712 IBEZIM 101 0.00% 96.04% 0.00% 0.00% (S) (S)

Table Key

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

  • Rank - The official rank of the name according to the US Census Bureau.
  • 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)

Other Last Name Letters

To find all of the most popular Black last names by starting letter, you can choose a letter from the following list:

Last Names by Ancestry

If you want to search for different ethnicity or ancestry, we also have pages that will let you find last names beginning with I (or any other letter) based on a specific ancestry.

White

The links below will let you research white last names starting with each letter of the alphabet.

Hispanic

The links below will let you research Hispanic last names starting with each letter of the alphabet.

Asian and Pacific Islander

The links below will let you research Asian and Pacific Islander last names starting with each letter of the alphabet.

American Indian and Alaskan Native

The links below will let you research American Indian and Alaskan Native last names starting with each letter of the alphabet.

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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