Each of us is unique in our own special way. Unless you're an identical twin, there's some physical trait that only you have, even if it's something as small as a freckle. Even if you are a twin, there's something on you somewhere your sibling doesn't have. What may not be unique to you is your name. Chances are you know at least one person who has the same first name as you. For example, Ryan is pretty common and I know a few other Ryans, which includes one of my close friends. You may even know someone with the same last name as you that's not a relative. That's especially true if your last name is one of these 25 that are the most common here in Indiana.

Is Your Last Name One of the 25 Most Common in Indiana?

Forebears is a genealogy portal it describes itself as "a geographically indexed and cross-referenced directory of sources for family history research." The site allows you to search a variety of first and last name-related topics geographically from not only the United States, but around the world. Are you curious as to what name the tallest people in world share? Forebears has it. What about the shortest people? They have that too.

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But, we're not here for either of those, right? You want to know if your last name is one of the most common in the state. Depending on what it is, you might assume it is on here somewhere, you're just curious as to how high on the list it is. For what it's worth, my real last name is (spoiler, O'Bryan is not my real last name).

So, let's get to it.

25 Most Common Last Names in Indiana

Do you share the same last name as thousands of your fellow Hoosiers? Forebears looked at hundreds of names across the state and ranked them based on the number of people who have them. Take a look at the list below to see where (or if) your last name is on the list.

KEEP READING: Here are the most popular baby names in every state

Using March 2019 data from the Social Security Administration, Stacker compiled a list of the most popular names in each of the 50 states and Washington D.C., according to their 2018 SSA rankings. The top five boy names and top five girl names are listed for each state, as well as the number of babies born in 2018 with that name. Historically common names like Michael only made the top five in three states, while the less common name Harper ranks in the top five for 22 states.

Curious what names are trending in your home state? Keep reading to see if your name made the top five -- or to find inspiration for naming your baby.

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