Recently I sat with a business contact and we were trying to figure out the name of someone we knew and the name of his company.
We knew the guy’s name was Steve or Steven or Stephen, but we were not exactly sure.
We joked that our contact lists were filled with lots of people with the same name.
We eventually figured out it was Stefan and then we figured out the company he worked for.
This got me wondering – how many different names do I know.
So, to figure out how many duplicate names I have in my contact list, used a little Microsoft Excel Magic against my Outlook Business contact folder.
This is what I found:
Out of 2557 people, here is a list of the names that showed up more than 20 times each.
|Mike or Michael||77|
|John, Johnnie, Jon||70|
|Robert or Bob or Rob||70|
|David or Dave||67|
|Steve or Stephen or Steven||43|
|Jim or Jimmy||42|
|Christopher or Chris||38|
|Thomas or Tom or Tommy||38|
|Bill or William||34|
|Jeff or Jeffrey||32|
|Tim or Timothy||30|
|Dan or Danny, Daniel||26|
|Mark or Marc||26|
|Susan or Sue||24|
|Andrew or Andy||21|
|Joe or Joseph||20|
|Patrick or Pat||20|
Each of these individuals are unique in their own right, even though, not in name.
There were another 774 names that showed up less than 20 times each for a total of 1816 people.
Based on my not so scientific research – there are a bunch of Michaels, Johns, Roberts, Steves, Davids and Jimmy’s.
In my contact list there is only 1 Zeb, Yasser, Vedda or Tug. And, yes each of these individuals are also unique in their own right, not just in name.
I hope you enjoyed this little un-scientific research.