The distribution of popular app names by first letter

Tom Golden
Tom Golden

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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