Most Popular Names of Super Bowl XLIX

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Okay, we admit it. Our home office is in Seattle, and this Sunday, we’re proud to be rooting for the home team. As members of the 12th Man, we’re honored that the Seahawks are yet again heading to the Super Bowl. So to get in the spirit, we took a look at the names of some of our favorite Hawks along with a few of the Patriots. Let’s see how many U.S. citizens share their names.

Most popular Super Bowl players’ names that are shared with the U.S. population:

Seattle Seahawks

Richard Sherman

1,051 people in the U.S. have this name; most are in California (126)

Richard: 2,781,960 most popular in New Hampshire, #8 in overall popularity in the U.S.

Earl Thomas

896 people in the U.S. have this name; 10 in Washington

234,195 in the U.S have this name; you’ll find the most in West Virginia

Russell Wilson

43 people in the U.S. have this name (none listed in Washington)

354,689 people in the U.S. have the name Russell, with the most living in Utah

Kam Chancellor

Kam is short for Kameron; 3 people in the U.S. are named Kameron Chancellor, 2 in Washington

4,598 people in the U.S. are named Kameron; Utah has the most people with this name

Doug Baldwin

43 people in the U.S. have this name; 4 in Washington

141,323 people in the U.S. are named Doug; North Dakota has the most people with this name

Marshawn Lynch

5 people in the U.S. share this name; 3 in Washington

905 people in the U.S. have the name Marshawn; most of them live in Illinois

New England Patriots

Tom Brady

175 people in the U.S. have this name, the most are in New York (16)

367,951 people in the U.S. have the name Tom, the most in South Dakota

Brandon Browner

8 people in the U.S. have this name, the most in Georgia

513,312 people in the U.S. have the name Brandon; most live in Utah

Rob Gronkowski

68,076 people in the U.S. have the name Rob, most live in Illinois;

5,028,270 people in the U.S. are named Robert; the most people with this name live in New Hampshire

Derrelle Revis

53 people in the U.S. are named Derrelle; most live in Texas

Julian Edelman

5 people in the U.S. have this name; 2 live in California and 2 live in Massachusetts

88,503 people in the U.S. are named Julian; the most live in California

Brandon LaFell

513,312 people in the U.S. have the name Brandon; most live in Utah

Some fans have taken it a step further with their football frenzy:

Touchdown

1 person in Ohio has this name

Tackle

7 people have this first name; most in Tennessee

9 people share this last name

Pass

38 people have this as a first name; 4 in Washington

5,525 people have this as a last name, 106 in Washington

Score

6 people have this name; North Dakota has the most as a first name

639 share this last name; 25 in Washington

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