Surname statistics for Bains

There are approximately 11,992 people named Bains in the UK. That makes it the 853rd most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 190 are named Bains.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)11992853N/A190
United Kingdom (1881 census)74449750.00225
Change since 1881+11248+4122+0.017+165
Other Countries
United States253411405N/A9


People with the surname Bains are about as likely to be politicians as the average member of the population. When they do become politicians, they are most likely to be elected as Labour.

As of the most recent set of elections, the political parties represented by politicians called Bains are:

  1. Labour (3)
  2. Conservative (1)
More stats for the politics nerds!

Top male forenames

Jatinder Bains
Balbir Bains
Ravinder Bains
Rajinder Bains
Parminder Bains
Avtar Bains
Kuldip Bains
Jasbir Bains
Surjit Bains
Amarjit Bains
Ranjit Bains
Michael Bains
Surinder Bains
Harvinder Bains
Hardeep Bains
Jaswinder Bains
Inderjit Bains
Harinder Bains
Paul Bains
Gurvinder Bains

Top female forenames

Amarjit Bains
Susan Bains
Narinder Bains
Nina Bains
Sandeep Bains
Suki Bains
Sundeep Bains
Jane Bains
Randeep Bains
Sonia Bains
Sharonjit Bains
Navpreet Bains
Davinder Bains
Rashpal Bains
Linda Bains
Harjinder Bains
Sunita Bains
Rajvinder Bains
Mohinder Bains
Gurjit Bains


  • 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.