How Many People Share Names with Horror Icons Like Freddy Krueger or Michael Myers?

How Many People Share Names with Horror Icons Like Freddy Krueger or Michael Myers?

Oct 28, 2014

Bless the White Pages for trying to stay relevant in an era where everything is digital and online. It can’t be easy. But the company worked up some fun statistics for us in the spirit of Halloween. The directory service has revealed the most common names amongst U.S. residents that correspond to horror characters, directors, actors and other figures.

It seems the largest population that shares a spooky name are the “Michael Myers” of the world. More than 4,000 real people in the States have the moniker, with 333 of them living in Ohio — which I’m sure is thrilling news for the state's tourism board. “Stephen King” comes in a close second with “Norman Bates,” Friday the 13th’s Jason Voorhees, and Misery’s Annie Wilkes following behind.

We feel bad for the “Freddy Kruegers” of America (there are five people with the dreaded name, with two of them living in Washington), especially if they have a pizza face. Some parents in California have a wicked sense of humor, naming their son Damien Thorn after the pint-sized character in the 1976 film Omen.

Here’s the full list of stats for you to explore — and figure out who you want to be friends with.


Top 13 Most Common Horror-Movie Monikers

1. Michael Myers (Halloween): 4,282; 333 in OH

2. Stephen King (Author): 2,068; 168 in TX

3. Norman Bates (Psycho): 96; 9 in TX

4. Jason Voorhees (Friday the 13th): 30; 4 each in PA, CA, NY

5. Annie Wilkes (Misery): 25; 10 in GA

6. Jack Torrance (The Shining): 10; 2 in CA

7. Wes Craven (Director): 7; 2 in NC

8. Alfred Hitchcock (Director): 7; 2 each in CA and MD

9. Max Cady (Cape Fear): 6; 3 in FL

10. Freddy Krueger (A Nightmare on Elm Street): 5; 2 in WA

11. Donnie Darko (Donnie Darko): 4; 3 in PA

12. Samara Morgan (The Ring): 2; 1 each in TX and ND

13. Damien Thorn (The Omen): 1 in CA


Additional Halloween-centric name data includes:


Carrie (Carrie): 315,711; 23,343 in CA; first name only

Hannibal (The Silence of the Lambs): 6,399; 97 in CA; first name only

Frankenstein: 510; 92 in PA; last name only

Ghost: 38; 14 in PA; last name only


[via The Hollywood Reporter]




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