World Names Profiler

If you want to divert yourself for a little bit, try the World Names Profiler, which shows you how many times a surname appears in any part of the world. Much to my surprise, there are more Good families in Switzerland than in any English-speaking country. I looked up the name Dravidzius, one of my Charley cases. WNP says there are only a very few families with that name, all of them situated in Alameda County, California. Paul Frank Dravidzius vanished from Contra Costa County, which borders Alameda County. I had wondered about his name. I have never heard of it before and can’t really guess as to its origin, though I know Dravidian people come from southeast Asia.

Also of interest to me tonight: Hear Names, which tells you how to pronounce names in various foreign languages.

5 thoughts on “World Names Profiler

  1. Kaori March 2, 2010 / 5:31 am

    I have Germany network friend,who has same surname to me.
    And he is gathering people with same surname.I’m the only Japanese among them.
    But my surname is very common Japanese name.
    I wonder what is his(and other people) name’s origin,so,thanks for useful(actually)website for us.

  2. emma l March 2, 2010 / 10:03 am

    My surname is most popular in New Zealand. However its actually very rare. Appearing only 28 times per million here in the UK. Heh.

  3. kelly March 7, 2010 / 7:17 pm

    Paul Frank Dravidzius was my step-father. His parents immingrated to the the US, Michigan, from Lithuania, a county in Northern Europe.

    • Meaghan March 7, 2010 / 8:09 pm

      Can you tell me anything about his disappearance? I don’t have any details.

  4. Justin March 9, 2019 / 8:04 pm

    He is no longer on the CDOJ website.

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