British name and gender database

The British database contains 54.136 first names categorized by gender and 113.659 last names. This page shows the list with the most popular names in United Kingdom and gives background information about the database.

Most countries in Europe are very well organised and have great open data initiatives. In United Kingdom we received a name and gender dataset from the British government or we used an open dataset. We identified the last names by removing the first names from 1.158.913 public profiles that we found in British open data sources.

Popular British first names for men

First name Frequency*1 Percentage*1 Alternative countries*2
David 16.077 2.4% American Spanish Canadian
Paul 15.482 2.3% American Dutch Canadian
James 15.469 2.3% American Australian Canadian
Chris 15.044 2.2% American Canadian Australian
Mark 13.441 2.0% American Dutch Canadian
John 11.392 1.7% American Canadian Irish
Andrew 10.082 1.5% American Australian Canadian
Tom 10.045 1.5% American Dutch German
Richard 9.327 1.4% American Dutch Canadian
Michael 8.637 1.3% American German Canadian
  • *1 The Frequency and Percentage are based on 1.158.913 British profiles from which 677.928 (58%) is male.
  • *2 Alternative countries are countries where this first name also exists. They are sorted on popularity.

Popular British first names for women

First name Frequency*1 Percentage*1 Alternative countries*2
Sarah 10.935 2.3% American Canadian Australian
Emma 8.477 1.8% American Australian Irish
Laura 7.252 1.5% American Spanish Italian
Claire 5.771 1.2% American French Irish
Rachel 5.301 1.1% American Canadian Australian
Helen 4.990 1.0% American Australian Canadian
Hannah 4.850 1.0% American Jamaican Australian
Rebecca 4.356 0.9% American Australian Canadian
Lisa 4.338 0.9% American Canadian German
Amy 4.321 0.9% American Canadian Australian
  • *1 The Frequency and Percentage are based on 1.158.913 British profiles from which 480.985 (42%) is female.
  • *2 Alternative countries are countries where this first name also exists. They are sorted on popularity.

Popular British last names

Last name Frequency *1 Percentage *1 Alternative countries *2
Smith 12.393 1.1% American German Canadian
Jones 10.090 0.9% American German Canadian
Williams 7.217 0.6% American German Canadian
Brown 6.043 0.5% American German Canadian
Taylor 6.003 0.5% American German Canadian
Davies 5.062 0.4% American German Canadian
Wilson 4.501 0.4% American German Canadian
Evans 4.136 0.4% American German Canadian
Johnson 3.751 0.3% American German Canadian
Roberts 3.677 0.3% American German Canadian
  • *1 The Frequency and Percentage are based on 1.158.913 British profiles having 113.659 unique lastnames.
  • *2 Alternative countries are countries where this first name also exists. They are sorted on popularity.
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