Surname statistics for Ansari

There are approximately 4,519 people named Ansari in the UK. That makes it the 2,325th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 72 are named Ansari.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)45192325N/A72
United Kingdom (1881 census)N/Aless than 0.001N/A
Change since 1881
Other Countries
United States32679180N/A12
Australia4925805less than 0.0013

Top male forenames

Mohammed Ansari
Muhammad Ansari
Mohammad Ansari
Imran Ansari
Shahid Ansari
Nadeem Ansari
Asif Ansari
Khalid Ansari
Sami Ansari
Ali Ansari
Abdul Ansari
Amir Ansari
Zahid Ansari
Furhan Ansari
Sajid Ansari
Tariq Ansari
Reza Ansari
Muhammed Ansari
Asad Ansari
Sohail Ansari

Top female forenames

Lubna Ansari
Amber Ansari
Hina Ansari
Fouzia Ansari
Farah Ansari
Shazia Ansari
Afreen Ansari
Saima Ansari
Shaheen Ansari
Leila Ansari
Aisha Ansari
Sarah Ansari
Najma Ansari
Nadia Ansari
Anila Ansari
Seema Ansari
Sultana Ansari
Sahar Ansari
Tasneem Ansari
Tahira Ansari


  • 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.