Surname statistics for Barker

There are approximately 71,497 people named Barker in the UK. That makes it the 104th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 1,132 are named Barker.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)71497104N/A1132
United Kingdom (1881 census)39189780.1311309
Change since 1881+32308-26-0.018-177
Other Countries
United States85221325N/A316


People with the surname Barker are slightly 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 Barker are:

  1. Conservative (18)
  2. Labour (9)
  3. Liberal Democrat (2)
  4. Chief Commoner (1)
More stats for the politics nerds!

Top male forenames

David Barker
John Barker
Paul Barker
Richard Barker
Andrew Barker
Michael Barker
Stephen Barker
Robert Barker
Simon Barker
Peter Barker
James Barker
Philip Barker
Christopher Barker
Ian Barker
Anthony Barker
Alan Barker
Steven Barker
William Barker
Mark Barker
Matthew Barker

Top female forenames

Susan Barker
Margaret Barker
Christine Barker
Elizabeth Barker
Julie Barker
Sarah Barker
Helen Barker
Janet Barker
Jacqueline Barker
Jennifer Barker
Wendy Barker
Jane Barker
Claire Barker
Caroline Barker
Lisa Barker
Karen Barker
Emma Barker
Linda Barker
Carol Barker
Joanne Barker


  • 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.