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What are the most common surnames across the world?

Have you ever thought that your surname is one of the most common in the world? Haven’t? Then read the article and find out what surnames and names are extremely popular in the world. Do not miss the chance to find yours in the list of the most common and popular surnames and names.

What are most common surnames?

Does human destiny depend on his name and surname? If your surname is the most common and popular in the world, whether you are destined to become as popular as your name or surname is?

To find out, take a look at the list of most common surnames in the world. The most popular surname - the greatest number of people - 300 million in the world have the surname Lee, Zhang, Wang. It is not hard to guess that they are Chinese. In fact, it is because the Chinese people haven't got a big choice - despite such a great number of inhabitants, there are about 500 kinds of variants.

Different representatives

For comparison, for instance in Russia everything is much easier - they have 15 thousand versions of family names.

Bruce Lee - the owner of the most common surname in the world. It is clear that if a lot of people have everywhere you can fing different Lee, Wang, Zhang. Whether citizens - already 100 million people.

It is difficult to imagine such an "army" of namesakes. 7.9% of the Chinese have the surname Lee. And how many more Vietnamese and even Russian. In the Chinese writing it is the eponymous character. It gave the name for this family of surnames. It indicates the strength. One of the most common surname is Chinese surname Zhang, which is translated as clan. There is another meaning of the word - the head of the book.

This way the name of Zhang says about any of the numerous kinship or that the person career was connected with literature in their professional activities. Such namesakes also are about 100 million.

Such a variety

The most common surname in Russia is Ivanov. This is not surprising. After all, it comes from "the most Russian" name - Ivan. Another popular example is Smirnov! Last name, derived from the Russian word "peace." It should be noted that one of the most popular surnames in Russia is Kuznetsov. If it is translated into English, we get most common last name in North America (after the Chinese surname Lee) - Smith. On the planet there are about 4 000 000 representatives with this surname.

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Smith representative

Smith is the most common surname in the United Kingdom, Australia and the United States, the second in popularity in Canada and the fifth most common one in Ireland. About 3 million people in the United States , and more than 500,000 in the United Kingdom.

Hernandez also occupies an important role in the list of world most common surnames. This is the Spanish and Portuguese surname that came into common use in the 15th century. This name can be found mainly in Mexico, USA, Chile, Spain, Cuba.

The most common name in the world, which is not surprising, belongs to the Chinese people once again. There are so many people in the world with the name Kim. In Russia, men often have names, such as Alexander. The name is international, it can be found among other languages. Alexander – is one of the most popular names in Russia, but, despite the fact that the name Kim belongs to the largest nation in the world, and men named Alexander are found all over the world, but the most common male name in the world is Muhammad and its variants. In honor of the Prophet of Islam are often called the newborn boys in all countries where this religion spread.

Common surname

Among the female names, the most common is definitely Anna and its variations. Translated from the Hebrew, it means – favor and blessing. Muhammad - one of the most common names - the world's most interesting and unusual names of the leader.

Sofia - for many, was a surprise when it turned out that one of the most popular female names in recent years - is Sofia. Explanation for this popularity could not be given - at least, no external causes: no celebrities with the same name, nor media heroes, books or films also did not appear. But in recent times, 10-20 years ago, this name was not even in the top ten most popular names. According to the American sociologists, who analyzed the statistics in 49 countries, the trend is due to globalization.

Jack - it's a "heir" of old English name "Dzhankin", which means "God is gracious".

So many names

By the way, in India, in one of the provinces parents "compete" in inventing unusual names to their offspring. There you can meet people who are called "silver dollar" or "two kilos of rice." In the United States lived a woman, whose name consisted of 598 letters. And the lady refuses to change it. Well, at least close friends are allowed to call her a short version of the name.

Real name of Pablo Picasso is very long. Among the famous people artist’s Pablo Picasso name is the leader, whose full name sounds - Pablo Diego José Francisco de Paula Juan Nepomuceno Crispiano Crispin de la Santísima Trinidad Ruiz Picasso. In total 93 letters. However, for the Spaniards such pretentiousness is not so rare.

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