Surname statistics for Arnott

There are approximately 5,112 people named Arnott in the UK. That makes it the 2,060th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 81 are named Arnott.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)51122060N/A81
United Kingdom (1881 census)251617810.00884
Change since 1881+2596-2790-3
Other Countries
United States232612266N/A9

Top male forenames

Robert Arnott
John Arnott
David Arnott
James Arnott
Ian Arnott
Brian Arnott
Graham Arnott
Andrew Arnott
Richard Arnott
Stuart Arnott
Stephen Arnott
Stewart Arnott
Alan Arnott
Michael Arnott
Neil Arnott
William Arnott
Peter Arnott
Thomas Arnott
Paul Arnott
Christopher Arnott

Top female forenames

Susan Arnott
Sarah Arnott
Brenda Arnott
Linda Arnott
Margaret Arnott
Sandra Arnott
Alison Arnott
Joyce Arnott
Katherine Arnott
Gail Arnott
Catherine Arnott
Geraldine Arnott
Elizabeth Arnott
Michelle Arnott
Monica Arnott
Patricia Arnott
Isobel Arnott
Amanda Arnott
Karen Arnott
Lynda Arnott


  • 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.