Surname statistics for Baldwin

There are approximately 28,008 people named Baldwin in the UK. That makes it the 336th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 443 are named Baldwin.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)28008336N/A443
United Kingdom (1881 census)127693230.043426
Change since 1881+15239-13+0.001+17
Other Countries
United States79151361N/A293


People with the surname Baldwin 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 Conservative.

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

  1. Conservative (4)
  2. Labour (4)
  3. Wrexham Independents (1)
More stats for the politics nerds!

Top male forenames

David Baldwin
John Baldwin
Peter Baldwin
Andrew Baldwin
Mark Baldwin
Michael Baldwin
Stephen Baldwin
Richard Baldwin
Christopher Baldwin
Robert Baldwin
Paul Baldwin
Alan Baldwin
James Baldwin
Keith Baldwin
Neil Baldwin
Anthony Baldwin
Stuart Baldwin
Ian Baldwin
Philip Baldwin
Kevin Baldwin

Top female forenames

Susan Baldwin
Sarah Baldwin
Karen Baldwin
Helen Baldwin
Margaret Baldwin
Janet Baldwin
Elizabeth Baldwin
Jennifer Baldwin
Nicola Baldwin
Barbara Baldwin
Sandra Baldwin
Alison Baldwin
Christine Baldwin
Jane Baldwin
Patricia Baldwin
Pauline Baldwin
Caroline Baldwin
Julie Baldwin
Mary Baldwin
Lisa Baldwin


  • 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.