Surname statistics for Ambrose

There are approximately 6,677 people named Ambrose in the UK. That makes it the 1,592nd most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 106 are named Ambrose.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)66771592N/A106
United Kingdom (1881 census)263816940.00988
Change since 1881+4039+102+0.002+18
Other Countries
United States166971992N/A62

Top male forenames

David Ambrose
Michael Ambrose
John Ambrose
Paul Ambrose
Peter Ambrose
Ian Ambrose
Mark Ambrose
Stephen Ambrose
Simon Ambrose
Anthony Ambrose
William Ambrose
Matthew Ambrose
Richard Ambrose
Christopher Ambrose
Neil Ambrose
Gary Ambrose
James Ambrose
Alan Ambrose
Daniel Ambrose
Brian Ambrose

Top female forenames

Susan Ambrose
Jacqueline Ambrose
Margaret Ambrose
Pamela Ambrose
Anne Ambrose
Nicola Ambrose
Linda Ambrose
Charlotte Ambrose
Lynne Ambrose
Rosemary Ambrose
Mary Ambrose
Jayne Ambrose
Fiona Ambrose
Carole Ambrose
Georgina Ambrose
Jane Ambrose
Angela Ambrose
Deborah Ambrose
Claire Ambrose
Samantha Ambrose


  • 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.