Using a list of the 52,131 active medallion taxi drivers in New York City, I’ve graphed the frequencies of the 20 most common first and last names. Middle names were not considered. I did not bin alternate spellings of the same name. As such, the five most common first names are Md, Mohammad, Mohammed, Muhammad, and Mohamed.
Wouldn’t it seem weird if a similar analysis, performed in 1943, revealed that the top five most common names were Germanic or Japanese?