By alanc on Oct 30, 2006
This site claims that my name is unique in the United States, at least based on their interpretation of Census Department statistics, though I've been asked before in blog comments if I'm “the Alan Coopersmith that co-authored Quadpan with Guppy while at Lockheed in the 80s? A Brown math PhD?” (No, I'm not - I was in grade school and high school in the 80's and have only a Bachelor's degree from Berkeley.)
Google mainly finds just me, though it did turn up an “Allan Coopersmith” who was issued a patent for a dental invention.
The other statistics offered me about my name:
- There are 305,968 people in the U.S. with the first name Alan.
- Statistically the 204th most popular first name. (tied with 2 other first names)
- More than 99.9 percent of people with the first name Alan are male.
- There are 1,050 people in the U.S. with the last name Coopersmith.
- Statistically the 25874th most popular last name. (tied with 1020 other last names)
Somehow the gender breakdown doesn't surprise me, though I've been seeing female variants like “Alana” pop up more and more on TV shows and such lately.