Shortest last names
The 2000 USA census contains no surnames with ONE character.
The shortest last names there have at least two characters in them. We found 175 of those. It does not mean that a one
character name does not exist. The census data only contain surnames that occurred at lea...
Census 2000: how many distinct surnames are there?
Even after applying various edits and acceptance criteria to the names, there are a sizable number of unique names in the population. Over 6 million last names were identified. Many of these names were either unique (occurred once)...
Shortest baby names
We analyzed the first names reported in the United States starting from the year 1880.
There were no one character names. We did find 10 two character names.
Please, send us any information you may have about addition two character first names and especially