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What is the most common name in the U.S.?

Analysis of the 1990 census showed the following:

Name % with this name
Smith 1.006%
Johnson 0.810%
Williams 0.699%
Jones 0.621%
Brown 0.621%
Davis 0.480%
Miller 0.424%
Wilson 0.339%
Moore 0.312%
Taylor 0.311%
Name % with this name
James 3.318%
John 3.271%
Robert 3.143%
Michael 2.629%
William 2.451%
David 2.363%
Richard 1.703%
Charles 1.523%
Joseph 1.404%
Thomas 1.380%
Name % with this name
Mary 2.629%
Patricia 1.073%
Linda 1.035%
Barbara 0.980%
Elizabeth 0.937%
Jennifer 0.932%
Maria 0.828%
Susan 0.794%
Margaret 0.768%
Dorothy 0.727%

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