Surname statistics for Baird

There are approximately 13,055 people named Baird in the UK. That makes it the 780th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 207 are named Baird.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)13055780N/A207
United Kingdom (1881 census)64046660.021214
Change since 1881+6651-1140-7
Other Countries
United States34233935N/A127


People with the surname Baird 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 SNP.

More stats for the politics nerds!

Top male forenames

David Baird
John Baird
James Baird
Robert Baird
Andrew Baird
William Baird
Ian Baird
Stephen Baird
Peter Baird
Alan Baird
Paul Baird
Thomas Baird
Alexander Baird
Christopher Baird
Simon Baird
Alastair Baird
Kevin Baird
Patrick Baird
Iain Baird
George Baird

Top female forenames

Margaret Baird
Karen Baird
Lorna Baird
Elizabeth Baird
Julie Baird
Angela Baird
Pamela Baird
Gillian Baird
Helen Baird
Louise Baird
Sarah Baird
Alison Baird
Jennifer Baird
Jane Baird
Heather Baird
Linda Baird
Susan Baird
Lesley Baird
Caroline Baird
Irene Baird


  • 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.