Surname statistics for Andersen

There are approximately 4,957 people named Andersen in the UK. That makes it the 2,119th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 78 are named Andersen.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)49572119N/A78
United Kingdom (1881 census)167146430.0016
Change since 1881+4790+12524+0.007+72
Other Countries
United States33508954N/A124

Top male forenames

Henrik Andersen
Jan Andersen
Martin Andersen
Niels Andersen
Soren Andersen
Thomas Andersen
Ole Andersen
Jens Andersen
John Andersen
Lars Andersen
Michael Andersen
Paul Andersen
Per Andersen
Morten Andersen
Peter Andersen
Mark Andersen
Christopher Andersen
Knut Andersen
Geir Andersen

Top female forenames

Kirsten Andersen
Helene Andersen
Bente Andersen
Christina Andersen
Ulla Andersen
Susanne Andersen
Camilla Andersen
Alexia Andersen
Heather Andersen
Betina Andersen
Marie Andersen
Lynne Andersen
Judith Andersen
Tina Andersen
Dorthe Andersen
Helle Andersen
Elisabeth Andersen
Beth Andersen
Barbara Andersen


  • 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.