Popularity Index Biggest Gainers and Losers

The Sweetest Sound: Popularity Index

Biggest Gainers and Losers

Among the top 100 surnames in America, these are the names with the biggest advances and declines from 1990 to 2000. Growing diversity in the U.S. population is reflected in the lists, with traditionally Caucasian surnames decreasing, and Latino and Asian names increasing.


Biggest Gainers, 1990 — 2000

      
     No.Surname
1990 Rank
2000 Rank
Change
     
 1.NGUYEN
229
57
+ 172
 2.GUTIERREZ
202
96
+ 106
 3.REYES
141
81
+ 60
 4.GOMEZ
121
68
+ 53
 5.MORALES
136
90
+ 46
 6.CRUZ
118
82
+ 36
 7.FLORES
89
55
+ 34
 8.RAMIREZ
70
42
+ 28
 9.DIAZ
99
73
+ 26
 10.ORTIZ
120
94
+ 26
      

 

Biggest Losers, 1990 — 2000

      
     No.Surname
1990 Rank
2000 Rank
Change
     
 1.BARNES7999– 20
 2.SANDERS7588– 13
 3.PERRY8497– 13
 4.JENKINS8395– 12
 5.RICHARDSON6374– 11
 6.REED5565– 10
 7.GRAY6979– 10
 8.HARRIS1524– 9
 9.BELL5867– 9
 10.JAMES7180– 9
 11.ROSS8089– 9
      
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