Surname statistics for Bale

There are approximately 4,024 people named Bale in the UK. That makes it the 2,568th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 64 are named Bale.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)40242568N/A64
United Kingdom (1881 census)225119880.00875
Change since 1881+1773-580-0.002-11
Other Countries
United States269310863N/A10


People with the surname Bale are more likely to be politicians than 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 Bale are:

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

Top male forenames

Christopher Bale
Steven Bale
David Bale
John Bale
Andrew Bale
Peter Bale
Stuart Bale
Anthony Bale
Mark Bale
Alan Bale
Richard Bale
Stephen Bale
Ian Bale
Nicholas Bale
James Bale
Chris Bale
Gary Bale
Michael Bale
Timothy Bale
Graham Bale

Top female forenames

Jane Bale
Tina Bale
Sarah Bale
Emma Bale
Louise Bale
Rebecca Bale
Pamela Bale
Lesley Bale
Julie Bale
Laura Bale
Elizabeth Bale
Teresa Bale
Alison Bale
Susan Bale
Sally Bale
Victoria Bale
Jennifer Bale
Pauline Bale
Claire Bale
Samantha Bale


  • 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.