171 Most Common Black Last Names Beginning with N

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

Currently, the most popular Black last name beginning with N in America is Newson, with a total count of 4,693 people who have the surname. The surname Newson occurs roughly 1 times per 100,000 people in the U.S.

The table below shows the most common surnames ending starting with N 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
7128 NEWSON 4,693 21.93% 71.85% 0.28% 0.26% 3.22% 2.47%
11327 NURSE 2,786 21.18% 69.02% (S) (S) 2.30% 7.00%
11371 NARCISSE 2,774 3.46% 89.62% (S) (S) 3.17% 3.24%
12460 NDIAYE 2,491 2.29% 93.86% (S) (S) 2.45% 1.08%
15692 NATHANIEL 1,859 14.79% 63.96% 6.94% 3.60% 5.97% 4.73%
15857 NUR 1,835 4.52% 84.47% 7.08% 0.33% 2.34% 1.25%
19716 NWOSU 1,366 1.10% 96.56% 0.51% 0.00% 1.32% 0.51%
20088 NEDD 1,330 8.27% 85.49% (S) (S) 3.01% 2.33%
21878 NED 1,187 8.34% 69.67% 6.40% 9.44% 4.38% 1.77%
22608 NJOROGE 1,136 3.70% 92.43% (S) (S) 2.99% 0.62%
23315 NEMBHARD 1,092 3.30% 88.00% (S) (S) 4.12% 4.30%
23432 NJOKU 1,085 0.83% 96.59% (S) (S) 1.84% 0.65%
25255 NWANKWO 981 1.02% 96.23% (S) (S) 1.53% 0.82%
25865 NWACHUKWU 951 0.63% 96.74% (S) 0.00% 1.89% (S)
27228 NIANG 888 2.48% 75.68% 17.23% 0.00% 3.72% 0.90%
27452 NEGASH 878 1.59% 95.44% (S) 0.00% 2.28% (S)
28023 NESBY 855 13.68% 76.73% (S) (S) 5.26% 3.63%
28525 NJIE 836 1.67% 94.98% (S) (S) 2.15% 0.60%
29604 NELOMS 796 6.28% 87.31% (S) (S) 4.27% 1.76%
31412 NAZAIRE 737 (S) 84.67% 9.50% (S) 3.26% 1.36%
35345 NGANGA 637 1.57% 95.13% 0.78% (S) 1.88% (S)
35395 NJUGUNA 636 3.30% 94.65% (S) 0.00% 1.10% (S)
36048 NYARKO 622 1.61% 95.98% (S) (S) 1.29% 0.80%
40371 NEALS 542 16.79% 77.68% (S) (S) 2.95% 2.21%
43969 NDUNGU 490 2.86% 94.29% 1.02% 0.00% 1.84% 0.00%
45026 NORMIL 476 0.00% 96.22% (S) (S) 1.89% 1.26%
45412 NUTALL 471 5.73% 86.62% 0.00% 0.00% 4.25% 3.40%
48256 NJENGA 438 4.79% 89.73% (S) 0.00% 4.79% (S)
48717 NGUGI 433 3.70% 92.84% (S) 0.00% 2.08% (S)
52736 NELLUM 393 1.78% 92.11% (S) (S) 3.82% 2.04%
52851 NANTON 392 5.10% 80.10% (S) (S) 6.89% 6.89%
53072 NKRUMAH 390 1.79% 94.10% 0.00% (S) 2.82% (S)
54752 NUMA 376 8.24% 73.14% 5.59% 0.00% 4.79% 8.24%
56310 NOWDEN 363 1.93% 90.63% 0.00% 1.93% 3.03% 2.48%
61297 NEVERSON 328 3.05% 90.55% (S) (S) 3.96% 1.83%
61899 NDUKWE 324 2.16% 96.60% 0.00% 0.00% (S) (S)
62359 NESBETH 321 6.54% 82.24% (S) (S) 3.12% 7.79%
62903 NEGUSSIE 318 (S) 97.17% (S) 0.00% (S) (S)
63373 NARTEY 315 (S) 95.24% (S) 0.00% 2.22% (S)
63698 NDOYE 313 3.51% 93.61% (S) 0.00% 2.24% (S)
63873 NICKELBERRY 312 1.92% 86.54% (S) (S) 7.37% 2.24%
64721 NWEKE 307 (S) 98.70% 0.00% 0.00% (S) (S)
65424 NICKLEBERRY 303 4.62% 91.09% (S) (S) 1.65% 2.31%
66754 NOISETTE 296 4.05% 91.22% 0.00% 0.00% 2.36% 2.36%
68547 NWOKE 287 1.74% 93.73% (S) (S) 3.48% (S)
70645 NNAJI 277 1.81% 89.89% 0.00% 0.00% 3.97% 4.33%
72332 NWOGU 269 (S) 98.14% 0.00% 0.00% (S) (S)
73005 NWAFOR 266 3.01% 92.86% (S) (S) 1.88% 1.88%
73911 NNADI 262 (S) 97.33% (S) 0.00% (S) 0.00%
76275 NSIAH 252 2.38% 94.84% (S) 0.00% (S) (S)
77522 NARED 247 4.45% 85.83% 0.00% 0.00% 7.29% 2.43%
77522 NORTEY 247 (S) 93.93% 0.00% (S) 2.02% 2.02%
77788 NKANSAH 246 2.03% 96.34% 0.00% 0.00% (S) (S)
78040 NATSON 245 26.53% 68.16% 0.00% (S) 3.67% (S)
79075 NEUFVILLE 241 2.07% 92.12% 0.00% 0.00% 2.49% 3.32%
79846 NAILER 238 35.29% 60.92% (S) 0.00% 3.36% (S)
80419 NIBBS 236 5.08% 80.51% (S) 5.51% (S) 7.20%
82317 NELUMS 229 17.90% 70.31% (S) (S) 2.18% 7.86%
82613 NEMORIN 228 (S) 89.47% 3.07% (S) (S) 3.95%
82613 NORTHCROSS 228 26.32% 62.72% (S) 5.70% 3.51% (S)
83834 NETTERS 224 5.80% 89.29% (S) (S) 2.68% (S)
84463 NOTICE 222 4.95% 85.59% (S) 0.00% (S) 7.66%
86005 NAGBE 217 2.30% 94.93% 0.00% 0.00% (S) (S)
86645 NDEGWA 215 (S) 94.42% (S) 0.00% 3.26% (S)
89753 NWADIKE 206 (S) 92.72% (S) (S) 2.43% (S)
90113 NKWOCHA 205 (S) 95.12% 0.00% (S) 2.93% (S)
91625 NIMELY 201 0.00% 99.00% (S) 0.00% 0.00% (S)
92358 NORAH 199 8.54% 85.93% 0.00% (S) (S) 3.02%
92358 NORTHAN 199 34.67% 61.31% (S) (S) (S) (S)
93513 NDAO 196 4.59% 93.37% (S) 0.00% 0.00% (S)
93513 NOOKS 196 3.06% 87.76% (S) (S) 5.61% (S)
93921 NUBY 195 23.59% 68.72% (S) (S) 6.15% 0.00%
94311 NWOKO 194 (S) 94.85% 0.00% (S) 3.09% 0.00%
95115 NGOM 192 3.13% 89.58% (S) 0.00% 4.69% (S)
95955 NELLOMS 190 (S) 91.58% 0.00% (S) 3.68% (S)
96799 NWABUEZE 188 (S) 96.81% 0.00% 0.00% (S) (S)
97210 NGWA 187 (S) 96.79% 0.00% 0.00% (S) (S)
98099 NISBY 185 16.22% 76.22% (S) (S) 3.78% 3.24%
99845 NAZON 181 12.15% 76.24% (S) 0.00% (S) 11.05%
100302 NELLON 180 3.89% 92.22% (S) 0.00% (S) 2.78%
101247 NORELUS 178 3.93% 89.89% (S) 0.00% (S) 3.37%
102197 NURIDDIN 176 (S) 93.18% (S) 0.00% 2.84% (S)
103181 NJAU 174 5.17% 89.66% (S) 0.00% 4.60% (S)
103655 NEBO 173 21.97% 64.16% 3.47% (S) (S) 9.83%
106096 NERETTE 168 4.17% 86.31% 0.00% 0.00% 5.36% 4.17%
107134 NURU 166 3.01% 92.17% (S) 0.00% (S) (S)
107669 NAUDEN 165 4.24% 87.88% (S) (S) 3.64% 3.03%
108199 NORALS 164 (S) 92.68% 0.00% (S) (S) 3.66%
108199 NSUBUGA 164 3.66% 86.59% (S) (S) 3.05% 6.10%
108199 NTI 164 (S) 96.95% 0.00% (S) (S) (S)
109258 NEWBLE 162 3.09% 81.48% 0.00% 0.00% 9.88% 5.56%
110286 NYAKUNDI 160 (S) 95.00% 0.00% 0.00% (S) 0.00%
110286 NYAMEKYE 160 0.00% 98.75% 0.00% 0.00% (S) (S)
110825 NEITA 159 6.29% 82.39% 0.00% 0.00% 4.40% 6.92%
111426 NDUKA 158 (S) 96.20% (S) 0.00% 0.00% (S)
111426 NEVILLES 158 13.92% 76.58% (S) (S) 5.06% 3.80%
111426 NUAMAH 158 0.00% 98.10% (S) 0.00% 0.00% (S)
112568 NWANERI 156 (S) 98.72% 0.00% (S) 0.00% 0.00%
113155 NWOKOCHA 155 3.23% 94.84% 0.00% (S) 0.00% (S)
114424 NDLOVU 153 3.27% 93.46% (S) 0.00% (S) 0.00%
115034 NERVIS 152 (S) 89.47% 0.00% 0.00% (S) 8.55%
115639 NOLLIE 151 6.62% 76.16% (S) (S) 9.27% 6.62%
116829 NGOMA 149 (S) 92.62% (S) 0.00% 3.36% 0.00%
120187 NORDE 144 22.22% 75.00% 0.00% 0.00% (S) (S)
121590 NAULS 142 5.63% 89.44% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 4.93%
121590 NCUBE 142 0.00% 98.59% 0.00% 0.00% (S) (S)
121590 NEEDAM 142 21.83% 70.42% (S) (S) (S) (S)
121590 NEGATU 142 0.00% 98.59% (S) 0.00% 0.00% (S)
121590 NJOGU 142 4.23% 92.96% (S) (S) (S) 0.00%
121590 NONCENT 142 (S) 92.25% (S) 0.00% (S) (S)
122314 NICOLEAU 141 (S) 84.40% (S) 0.00% (S) 11.35%
122314 NWOKEJI 141 4.96% 92.20% 0.00% 0.00% (S) (S)
123796 NWACHUKU 139 0.00% 97.12% (S) (S) (S) 0.00%
124548 NYACK 138 19.57% 60.14% 13.04% (S) (S) 4.35%
125282 NWAGWU 137 (S) 97.81% 0.00% 0.00% (S) (S)
126765 NIMAKO 135 (S) 95.56% 0.00% 0.00% (S) 0.00%
126765 NORVIL 135 30.37% 69.63% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
127494 NDIRANGU 134 (S) 92.54% (S) 0.00% 3.73% 0.00%
128249 NTIM 133 (S) 94.74% (S) 0.00% (S) (S)
129047 NJAI 132 3.79% 90.91% (S) 0.00% 3.79% (S)
129825 NJERI 131 (S) 95.42% 0.00% (S) 0.00% (S)
130610 NORFUL 130 11.54% 83.08% (S) 0.00% 3.85% (S)
130610 NWIGWE 130 (S) 99.23% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% (S)
132206 NAULLS 128 7.03% 71.09% 0.00% 0.00% 7.81% 14.06%
132206 NEDRICK 128 7.03% 83.59% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 9.38%
132206 NWOKOLO 128 (S) 96.09% 0.00% 0.00% (S) 0.00%
132206 NYAGA 128 (S) 96.09% 0.00% 0.00% (S) (S)
133863 NEGUSE 126 (S) 96.03% (S) 0.00% (S) 0.00%
134712 NEGUSSE 125 0.00% 97.60% 0.00% 0.00% (S) (S)
134712 NGIGI 125 (S) 92.80% 0.00% (S) (S) (S)
134712 NIOUS 125 (S) 92.00% (S) 0.00% 0.00% 4.80%
135593 NIMLEY 124 (S) 96.77% 0.00% 0.00% (S) (S)
137327 NGUESSAN 122 (S) 95.90% (S) 0.00% (S) 0.00%
137327 NUUR 122 4.10% 93.44% (S) 0.00% (S) 0.00%
138304 NAPUE 121 10.74% 80.99% 0.00% 0.00% 8.26% 0.00%
138304 NWAJEI 121 (S) 90.08% 0.00% 0.00% 4.96% (S)
139228 NIGATU 120 (S) 97.50% (S) 0.00% 0.00% (S)
139228 NJERU 120 (S) 92.50% (S) 0.00% (S) (S)
140157 NOIL 119 (S) 87.39% 0.00% (S) 6.72% (S)
141140 NEEDOM 118 22.03% 76.27% 0.00% 0.00% (S) (S)
141140 NIGUSSIE 118 (S) 99.15% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% (S)
142108 NDAYISHIMIYE 117 0.00% 97.44% 0.00% (S) (S) 0.00%
144141 NEWKIRT 115 (S) 92.17% 0.00% (S) (S) (S)
144141 NKOSI 115 (S) 89.57% 0.00% 0.00% (S) (S)
144141 NUNOO 115 (S) 97.39% 0.00% 0.00% (S) (S)
145220 NETTEY 114 (S) 89.47% 0.00% 0.00% (S) (S)
145220 NWAKANMA 114 (S) 94.74% (S) 0.00% (S) 0.00%
145220 NWOKEDI 114 (S) 96.49% (S) 0.00% (S) 0.00%
145220 NYAME 114 (S) 97.37% (S) 0.00% 0.00% (S)
146201 NOLDON 113 11.50% 83.19% (S) 0.00% (S) 4.42%
148347 NARH 111 (S) 93.69% (S) (S) (S) 0.00%
148347 NYANG 111 (S) 90.99% (S) 0.00% (S) (S)
149395 NDUBUISI 110 (S) 92.73% 0.00% 0.00% 4.55% (S)
150452 NDOW 109 (S) 92.66% (S) 0.00% 4.59% 0.00%
151532 NORDELUS 108 (S) 94.44% 0.00% 0.00% 4.63% (S)
151532 NWOKORIE 108 0.00% 100.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
152628 NEARS 107 19.63% 73.83% (S) 0.00% (S) (S)
152628 NNAMANI 107 (S) 90.65% (S) 0.00% 5.61% 0.00%
153769 NORTELUS 106 (S) 93.40% (S) 0.00% 4.72% 0.00%
153769 NTIAMOAH 106 (S) 93.40% 0.00% 0.00% (S) 0.00%
153769 NWOYE 106 (S) 91.51% 0.00% 0.00% (S) (S)
156044 NEEQUAYE 104 (S) 98.08% 0.00% 0.00% (S) 0.00%
156044 NGASSA 104 0.00% 98.08% (S) 0.00% 0.00% (S)
156044 NWANKPA 104 (S) 98.08% (S) 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
156044 NZE 104 0.00% 95.19% (S) 0.00% (S) (S)
158432 NGOH 102 (S) 74.51% 16.67% 0.00% 6.86% (S)
159712 NACOSTE 101 7.92% 72.28% (S) (S) 12.87% 4.95%
159712 NDI 101 (S) 98.02% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% (S)
159712 NEDAB 101 (S) 92.08% 0.00% (S) (S) (S)
159712 NWAGBARA 101 0.00% 100.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
160975 NATTIEL 100 (S) 91.00% 0.00% 0.00% 8.00% (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)

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