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February 21, 2011 06:00 ET

WhitePages Listings Show Very Small Percentage of American Adults Share the Full Names of United States Presidents

John Adams, John Kennedy, and Andrew Johnson Most Common; Franklin Roosevelt, Millard Fillmore, and Harry Truman the Least Common

Fun President's Day Name Facts: Names Like Peter Parker, Robin Hood, Ronald McDonald and Lois Lane Are More Common Names Today Than Many Carried by Famous US Presidents

SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwire - February 21, 2011) - What's it like to share your full name with a President of the United States? As the U.S. celebrates President's Day to honor George Washington and Abraham Lincoln's birthdays, WhitePages (www.whitepages.com) discovered that only 21 adults in the U.S. share their full name with the 16th U.S. President and only 870 adults share their full name with the first U.S. President. Only .0001 percent of U.S. adults share their first and last name with a President of the United States with the top three most commonly shared full names being John Adams, John Kennedy, and Andrew Johnson. The least commonly shared names with U.S. Presidents are Franklin Roosevelt, Millard Fillmore, and Harry Truman. President Barack Obama's name is not shared with another adult in the U.S.

The list was compiled using WhitePages' people search contact database, which offers trusted contact information for more than 90 percent of the U.S. adult population, including landline phone numbers, mailing addresses, and a growing number of user contributed email addresses and cell phone numbers. The data discovered more parents named their children after a fictional character than after a U.S. President with names like Peter Parker (206), Robin Hood (227), Ronald McDonald (400) and Lois Lane (162) being more common than many carried by famous U.S. Presidents. However, the data showed that the first names of many U.S. Presidents are still some of the most popular names amongst U.S. adults with John, James and William being the most popular first names and Lyndon, Rutherford and Barack being the least popular first names.

Below is a list of all U.S. Presidents and how many U.S. adults in the WhitePages people search contact database share their full names:

  John Adams   6,102
  John Kennedy   3,805
  Andrew Johnson   3,335
  William Harrison   2,175
  Andrew Jackson   1,401
  James Buchanan   1,282
  James Monroe   1,002
  George Washington   870
  John Tyler   804
  George Bush   301
  Zachary Taylor   495
  James Madison   486
  James Polk   471
  Woodrow Wilson   437
  William McKinley   434
  James Carter   360
  Thomas Jefferson   318
  Benjamin Harrison   272
  Richard Nixon   270
  Gerald Ford   251
  Lyndon Johnson   225
  William Clinton   175
  Ronald Reagan   145
  Herbert Hoover   139
  William Taft   138
  Warren Harding   93
  Franklin Pierce   83
  James Garfield   70
  Grover Cleveland   53
  Ulysses Grant   52
  Martin Van Buren   45
  Chester Arthur   34
  Abraham Lincoln   21
  Calvin Coolidge   13
  Theodore Roosevelt   13
  Dwight Eisenhower   12
  Rutherford Hayes   11
  Harry Truman   10
  Millard Fillmore   7
  Franklin Roosevelt   5
  Barack Obama   0

Below is the popularity ranking for the first names of U.S. Presidents and how many U.S. adults in the WhitePages people search contact database share their names:

  John   Rank: 1 (3,551,736 U.S. adults)
  James   Rank: 3 (3,307,458 U.S. adults)
  William   Rank: 7 (2,389,390 U.S. adults)
  Richard   Rank: 8 (1,984,906 U.S. adults)
  Thomas   Rank: 9 (1,597,989 U.S. adults)
  George   Rank: 29 (875,685 U.S. adults)
  Ronald   Rank: 31 (859,281 U.S. adults)
  Andrew   Rank: 64 (552,999 U.S. adults)
  Gerald   Rank: 111 (361,334 U.S. adults)
  Martin   Rank: 169 (264,250 U.S. adults)
  Benjamin   Rank: 201 (223,162 U.S. adults)
  Harry   Rank: 204 (219,860 U.S. adults)
  Herbert   Rank: 357 (124,639 U.S. adults)
  Theodore   Rank: 376 (115,908 U.S. adults)
  Warren   Rank: 384 (113,406 U.S. adults)
  Calvin   Rank: 433 (93,865 U.S. adults)
  Franklin   Rank: 539 (66,613 U.S. adults)
  Zachary   Rank: 562 (62,406 U.S. adults)
  Chester   Rank: 575 (60,187 U.S. adults)
  Dwight   Rank: 577 (59,877 U.S. adults)
  Abraham   Rank: 791 (35,252 U.S. adults)
  Woodrow   Rank: 1,341 (14,654 U.S. adults)
  Grover   Rank: 1,546 (11,298 U.S. adults)
  Millard   Rank: 1,864 (8,301 U.S. adults)
  Ulysses   Rank: 2,242 (6,165 U.S. adults)
  Lyndon   Rank: 2,308 (5,877 U.S. adults)
  Rutherford   Rank: 12,933 (472 U.S. adults)
  Barack   Rank: 167,435 (12 U.S. adults)

People interested in discovering and sharing the popularity of their name or learning more about the most popular first and last names broken down by state or the entire US can visit http://names.whitepages.com.

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