Surname statistics for Adair

There are approximately 3,684 people named Adair in the UK. That makes it the 2,752nd most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 58 are named Adair.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)36842752N/A58
United Kingdom (1881 census)93341540.00331
Change since 1881+2751+1402+0.003+27
Other Countries
United States179691834N/A67


People with the surname Adair are more likely to be politicians than the average member of the population. When they do become politicians, they are most likely to be elected as Conservative.

As of the most recent set of elections, the political parties represented by politicians called Adair are:

  1. Conservative (2)
  2. Liberal Democrat (1)
More stats for the politics nerds!

Top male forenames

John Adair
Robert Adair
Stephen Adair
James Adair
Michael Adair
David Adair
Steven Adair
Paul Adair
Alan Adair
William Adair
Samuel Adair
Stuart Adair
Mark Adair
Brian Adair
Robin Adair
Neil Adair
Andrew Adair
Matthew Adair
Ian Adair
Thomas Adair

Top female forenames

Margaret Adair
Mary Adair
Elizabeth Adair
Caroline Adair
Kelly Adair
Patricia Adair
Susan Adair
Sarah Adair
Rosemary Adair
Laura Adair
Anne Adair
Janet Adair
Hazel Adair
Sandra Adair
Victoria Adair
Lynne Adair
Shiela Adair
Norma Adair
Sharon Adair
Hilary Adair


  • Total is the total number of people with that surname.
  • Rank is the position in the list of names ordered by total (eg, a rank of 1 means that it's the most common name, and a rank of 10 means it's the tenth most common, etc).
  • Frequency is the percentage of people with that surname.
  • Per million people is the number of people with that surname per million of the population.

All of these are approximate figures, and the current figures especially so. The 1881 census figures are correct for what was recorded on the census, but we don't really know how accurate it was. At least, though the 1881 figures won't change, as it's a snapshot of a point in time. The current figures, by contrast, are variable according to births, deaths, migration and marriages, so the values shown here are only a best approximation to whatever was the case when the underlying data was collated and will not be the same as whatever the values are right now.

'N/A' indicates that we don't have data for this name in that country or time (usually because it's quite uncommon there and our stats don't go down that far). It doesn't mean that there's no-one there with that name at all!

For less common surnames, the figures get progressively less reliable the fewer holders of that name there are. This data is aggregated from several public lists, and some stats are interpolated from known values. The margin of error is well over 100% at the rarest end of the table!

It's possible for a surname to gain in rank and/or total while being less common per million people (or vice versa) as there are now more surnames in the UK as a result of immigration. In mathematical terms, the tail has got longer, with a far larger number of less common surnames.