Michael Myers, Stephen King Among Most Popular Horror Names in U.S. Whitepages

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Directory service Whitepages has revealed which horror characters, directors and actors have the most common names among U.S. residents. The list of 13 (of course) names also notes which state has the most people with that name.

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

Whitepages also listed how many real people have other Halloween-centric names, like Carrie (315,711, with 23,343 in California alone); Hannibal (as in: Lecter; 6,399 with 97 in California); Frankenstein (510 people have that last name, including 92 in Pennsylvania); and Ghost (38 people have that last name, with 14 in Pennsylvania).

Courtesy of Hollywood Reporter

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