Surname statistics for Badger

There are approximately 3,473 people named Badger in the UK. That makes it the 2,901th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 55 are named Badger.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)34732901N/A55
United Kingdom (1881 census)173425000.00658
Change since 1881+1739-401-0.001-3
Other Countries
United States76204308N/A28

Top male forenames

John Badger
Paul Badger
Peter Badger
David Badger
Philip Badger
Mark Badger
Andrew Badger
Stephen Badger
Luke Badger
Steven Badger
Ross Badger
Ronald Badger
Adam Badger
Steve Badger
Martin Badger
Derek Badger
Daniel Badger
Robert Badger
Christopher Badger
Neil Badger

Top female forenames

Lisa Badger
Janet Badger
Susan Badger
Joan Badger
Elizabeth Badger
Jacqueline Badger
Judith Badger
Karen Badger
Patricia Badger
Sarah Badger
Jane Badger
Claire Badger
Diane Badger
Mary Badger
Beryl Badger
Christine Badger
Ruth Badger
Nicole Badger
Caroline Badger
Colleen Badger


  • 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.