Surname statistics for Anthony

There are approximately 15,391 people named Anthony in the UK. That makes it the 650th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 244 are named Anthony.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)15391650N/A244
United Kingdom (1881 census)348013080.012116
Change since 1881+11911+658+0.012+128
Other Countries
United States52146580N/A193


People with the surname Anthony are considerably less likely to be politicians than the average member of the population. When they do become politicians, they are most likely to be elected as Conservative.

More stats for the politics nerds!

Top male forenames

David Anthony
John Anthony
Michael Anthony
Mark Anthony
James Anthony
Paul Anthony
Christopher Anthony
Peter Anthony
Richard Anthony
Robert Anthony
Ian Anthony
Stephen Anthony
Philip Anthony
Thomas Anthony
Steven Anthony
Neil Anthony
Jason Anthony
Simon Anthony
Scott Anthony
Lee Anthony

Top female forenames

Susan Anthony
Jane Anthony
Mary Anthony
Alison Anthony
Judith Anthony
Sarah Anthony
Margaret Anthony
Tracey Anthony
Elizabeth Anthony
Caroline Anthony
Lisa Anthony
Patricia Anthony
Jennifer Anthony
Carol Anthony
Linda Anthony
Catherine Anthony
Diane Anthony
Janet Anthony
Shirley Anthony
Michelle Anthony


  • 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.