Surname statistics for Bala

There are approximately 1,136 people named Bala in the UK. That makes it the 6,617th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 18 are named Bala.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)11366617N/A18
United Kingdom (1881 census)4167183less than 0.001N/A
Change since 1881+1132+160566+0.002
Other Countries
United States156816769N/A6
Australia7717856less than 0.0015

Top male forenames

Kiran Bala
Bilminder Bala
John Bala
Mohammed Bala
Ionut Bala
Hasan Bala
Eduart Bala

Top female forenames

Manju Bala
Renu Bala
Indu Bala
Priya Bala
Cornelia Bala
Neelam Bala
Kiran Bala


  • 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.