The distribution of popular app names by first letter

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I recently acquired a list of the current top 1100 apps on the iOS App Store.

I was curious to see if there were any common patterns amongst the names.

Here is a summary of my results:

Latin alphabet

Total:
Aa Bb Cc Dd Ee Ff Gg Hh Ii Jj Kk Ll Mm Nn Oo Pp Qq Rr Ss Tt Uu Vv Ww Xx Yy Zz
49 68 78 45 34 70 63 45 33 12 17 45 68 21 10 84  6 41 98 97  9 16 48  5 11 11

Uppercase:
 A  B  C  D  E  F  G  H  I  J  K  L  M  N  O  P  Q  R  S  T  U  V  W  X  Y  Z
49 68 78 44 30 69 63 45 25 12 16 44 64 21  9 84  6 41 96 97  9 16 48  5 11 11

Lowercase:
 a  b  c  d  e  f  g  h  i  j  k  l  m  n  o  p  q  r  s  t  u  v  w  x  y  z
 0  0  0  1  4  1  0  0  8  0  1  1  4  0  1  0  0  0  2  0  0  0  0  0  0  0

Frequencies when compared to the frequency of first letters in the English language:

Letter                           |    Aa    Bb    Cc    Dd    Ee    Ff    Gg    Hh    Ii    Jj    Kk    Ll    Mm    Nn    Oo    Pp    Qq    Rr    Ss    Tt    Uu    Vv    Ww    Xx    Yy    Zz
Top iOS App First Letters        |  6.9%  5.0%  8.7%  5.1%  3.8%  3.2%  3.0%  3.7%  3.6%  0.9%  1.1%  2.7%  5.4%  3.6%  3.4%  9.4%  0.5%  4.5%  10.%  5.1%  6.2%  1.4%  1.8%  0.1%  0.3%  0.4%
English Dictionary First Letters |  4.5%  6.3%  7.2%  4.2%  3.1%  6.5%  5.8%  4.2%  3.0%  1.1%  1.6%  4.2%  6.3%  1.9%  0.9%  7.7%  0.6%  3.8%  9.0%  8.9%  0.8%  1.5%  4.4%  0.5%  1.0%  1.0%
Difference                       | +2.4% -1.3% +1.5% +0.9% +0.7% -3.3% -2.8% -0.5% +0.6% -0.2% -0.5% -1.5% -0.9% +1.7% +2.5% +1.7% -0.1% +0.7% +1.0% -3.8% +5.4% -0.1% -2.6% -0.4% -0.7% -0.6%

Numbers

1: (2)  "12 Steps Companion"  "17 Mini Games For Watch & Phone"
2: (0)
3: (2)  "30 Day Fitness Challenge ∘"  "30 Whole Days"
4: (0)
5: (1)  "5-0 Radio Pro Police Scanner"
6: (1)  "60 Seconds! Atomic Adventure"
7: (0)
8: (4)  "8mm Vintage Camera"  "8 Ball Pool™"  "8fit Workouts & Meal Planner"  "88 Fortunes: Top Casino Slots"
9: (0)
0: (0)

Others

There are 6 others, all in non-latin alphabets. 4 are in Chinese and 2 are in Arabic.

修真风云录
انتقام السلاطين
快手-国民短视频平台
斗鱼直播-热门竞技游戏直播平台
将神-三国策略之王
أساطير العرب - Doom Dunes

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