Surname statistics for Andersson

There are approximately 2,929 people named Andersson in the UK. That makes it the 3,329th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 46 are named Andersson.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)29293329N/A46
United Kingdom (1881 census)5628366less than 0.0012
Change since 1881+2873+25037+0.005+44
Other Countries
United States97724083less than 0.0014

Top male forenames

Lars Andersson
Dan Andersson
Anders Andersson
Per Andersson
Peter Andersson
Hans Andersson
Leif Andersson
John Andersson
Patrik Andersson
Mikael Andersson
Fredrik Andersson
Nils Andersson
Mats Andersson
Bo Andersson
Claes Andersson
Jonas Andersson
Carl Andersson
Michael Andersson

Top female forenames

Linda Andersson
Maria Andersson
Katarina Andersson
Elisabeth Andersson
Helen Andersson
Eva Andersson
Birgitta Andersson
Cecilia Andersson
Inger Andersson
Emma Andersson
Audrey Andersson
Jessica Andersson
Erika Andersson
Katrin Andersson
Anna Andersson
Lisbeth Andersson
Gunilla Andersson
Tracy Andersson


  • 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.