Surname statistics for Barnard

There are approximately 17,444 people named Barnard in the UK. That makes it the 571th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 276 are named Barnard.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)17444571N/A276
United Kingdom (1881 census)74345740.025248
Change since 1881+10010+3+0.003+28
Other Countries
United States195171681N/A72


People with the surname Barnard 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 Barnard are:

  1. Conservative (7)
More stats for the politics nerds!

Top male forenames

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

Top female forenames

Susan Barnard
Patricia Barnard
Mary Barnard
Margaret Barnard
Linda Barnard
Claire Barnard
Emma Barnard
Julie Barnard
Helen Barnard
Anne Barnard
Lisa Barnard
Jennifer Barnard
Jacqueline Barnard
Karen Barnard
Samantha Barnard
Sarah Barnard
Tracey Barnard
Maureen Barnard
Elizabeth Barnard
Julia Barnard


  • 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.