Whitepages releases Top 13 Horror Movie Monikers

Michael Myers, Stephen King, and Norman Bates are the most common Halloween related names in America.

In honor of Halloween, Whitepages, the provider of contact information for people and businesses in the U.S., recently revealed its list of the 13 most common names in the country shared with horror movie villains, as well as a few famously frightening directors and authors. Taking the top spot on the list  is Michael Myers from Halloween with 4,282 people nationwide sharing the name.Halloween

Rounding out the top five are author Stephen King (author; 2,068 people), Norman Bates (Psycho; 96 people), Jason Voorhees (Friday the 13th; 30 people), and Annie Wilkes (Misery; 25 people).

“Many people could say they’ve been scared by a number of the villains on this list, but until now have probably never thought that one could be living next door!” says Liz Powell, culture and trend expert from Whitepages. “For fans of a ‘friendlier ghost’ neighbor, Whitepages data found 2,632 Caspers nationwide, the most living in North Dakota.”

The Whitepages Top 13 list also breaks how many people share the name in the U.S., as well as the states where the most people with these names are living.

Top 13 Most Common Horror Movie Monikers

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


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