Proper names in the top 10,000 most commonly used passwords

This post came from data I compiled for some other post and I thought it was interesting enough to keep. Out of the top 10,000 most commonly used passwords in this list at the time of this writing, in the top 100 are these 30 names.

Let me say that another way: 30% of the most common passwords on the entire planet are these proper names. Stop using names, people:

michael
jennifer
jordan
harley
hunter
buster
thomas
robert
george
charlie
andrew
michelle
jessica
daniel
joshua
maggie
william
ashley
amanda
nicole
ginger
heather
taylor
austin
merlin
matthew
martin
chelsea
patrick
richard