Surname statistics for Asher

There are approximately 3,067 people named Asher in the UK. That makes it the 3,220th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 49 are named Asher.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)30673220N/A49
United Kingdom (1881 census)126732320.00442
Change since 1881+1800+12+0.001+7
Other Countries
United States127102611N/A47

Top male forenames

John Asher
David Asher
Paul Asher
James Asher
Peter Asher
Michael Asher
Matthew Asher
Lee Asher
Christopher Asher
Neil Asher
Navin Asher
Stuart Asher
Andrew Asher
Stephen Asher
Simon Asher

Top female forenames

Nadia Asher
Jane Asher
Suzanne Asher
Julie Asher
Naomi Asher
Emily Asher
Daksha Asher
Aileen Asher
Tracey Asher
Sharon Asher
Lorraine Asher
Olive Asher
Mimi Asher
Elizabeth Asher
Claire Asher


  • 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.