Surname statistics for Ajayi

There are approximately 5,063 people named Ajayi in the UK. That makes it the 2,073rd most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 80 are named Ajayi.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)50632073N/A80
United Kingdom (1881 census)N/Aless than 0.001N/A
Change since 1881
Other Countries
United States78828489less than 0.0013
Australia3189982less than 0.001N/A

Top male forenames

Adedayo Ajayi
Adebowale Ajayi
Adewale Ajayi
Michael Ajayi
Emmanuel Ajayi
Anthony Ajayi
Olufemi Ajayi
Sunday Ajayi
Lawrence Ajayi
Olusegun Ajayi
David Ajayi
Samuel Ajayi
Adetokunbo Ajayi
Johnson Ajayi
Olabode Ajayi
Olatunde Ajayi
Olugbenga Ajayi
Babatunde Ajayi
Olumuyiwa Ajayi
Olawale Ajayi

Top female forenames

Elizabeth Ajayi
Victoria Ajayi
Yetunde Ajayi
Margaret Ajayi
Mary Ajayi
Jumoke Ajayi
Oluwakemi Ajayi
Olukemi Ajayi
Veronica Ajayi
Felicia Ajayi
Grace Ajayi
Deborah Ajayi
Mojisola Ajayi
Yewande Ajayi
Kolsuma Ajayi
Mariam Ajayi
Olubusola Ajayi
Oladeji Ajayi
Christine Ajayi
Michelle Ajayi


  • 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.