Is Terrell An African American Name? (Explained)

This website is running a series of articles on which first names are typically African American. So how does Terrell pan out? To find out, I looked at historic census data, financial studies, and recent high school yearbooks. My conclusion is that it wasn’t a typically black name historically. But it has become more so … Read more

Is Trey An African American Name? (Explained)

I spotted a poster on mums.net, a women’s forum, saying that her African American friend stated that Trey was a black name. Is that true? To find out, I looked at historic census data and recent high school yearbooks. So, is Trey an exclusively African American name? Read on… Is Trey An African American First … Read more

Is Jerome An African American Name? (Explained)

I’ve followed several conversations on parents’ forums about whether Jerome is a typically African American first name. Instead of using my personal experiences and people I know, I reviewed the available public data to figure this out. Census data shows that Jerome was a very rare name in the United States in the early twentieth … Read more

Is Donte An African American Name? (Explained)

I’ve followed several conversations on parents’ forums about whether Donte is a typically African American first name. Their replies are usually based on the people they know by that name. This review strives to be more objective. Census data shows that Donte was a very rare name in the United States in the early twentieth century. Although more recent census data isn’t publicly available, one … Read more

Is DeMarcus An African American Name? (Explained)

Census data shows that DeMarcus was a very rare name in the United States in the early twentieth century. Although more recent census data isn’t publicly available, several studies show that it was still uncommon in the 1960s and 1970s. However, in recent years it has become far more common. But is DeMarcus an exclusively … Read more

Is Tyrone An African American Name? (Explained)

I’ve seen several debates on social media about whether Tyrone is a typically African American first name. Their replies are usually based on the people they know by that name. This review tries to be more objective. I combed through recent high school yearbooks to find that Tyrone is highly likely to belong to African American students (you may be shocked by the percentage!). Going … Read more

Is Ty An African American Name? (Explained)

If you ask ten people whether Ty is a typically African American first name, you’re likely to get half saying yes and half saying no. Their answers usually depend on who they know with that name. But that’s hardly scientific. This article tries to be less subjective. I trawled through recent high school yearbooks to … Read more

Is Marcus An African American Name? (Explained)

If you ask ten people whether Marcus is a typically African American first name, you’re likely to get half saying yes and half saying no. Their answers usually depend on who they know with that name. But that’s hardly scientific. This article tries to be less subjective. I trawled through recent high school yearbooks to … Read more

African American Last Name Fuller

The 2010 U.S. Census recorded 23,190 black Americans with Fuller as their last name. That represented 21% of the total of 110,116 entries. This article compares census numbers before and after the Civil War. We also look at historic African American people named Fuller in the last three centuries. We end with a review of … Read more

African American Last Name Burns

The 2010 U.S. Census recorded 23,329 black Americans with Burns as their last name. That represented 14% of the total of 165,925 entries. This article compares census numbers before and after the Civil War. We also look at historic African American people named Burns in the last three centuries. We end with a review of … Read more