More about this popular full name generator
The first names come from the top 999 U.S. first names for males and for females from from 1995. The data was listed by the Social Security Administration (see reference 1).
Why 999 and not the top 1000? This is because the data originally did contain the top 1000 names, but one of these names in the top 1000 list was "Unknown", for both males and females. This was likely from the person's name data being unknown, as opposed to actually being named "Unknown". So we deleted "Unknown" from this list of names, leaving 999 names.
The surnames, also known as last names, come from the United States Census Bureau from the top 1000 surnames of the census of the year 2000 (see reference 2).
1. Social Security Administration. Baby Names. (User needs to input desired year and number of names to obtain the data).
2. United States Census Bureau. Frequently occurring surnames from the census 2000.
The data used here was collected in May 2019.