Surname statistics for Bass

There are approximately 7,627 people named Bass in the UK. That makes it the 1,413rd most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 121 are named Bass.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)76271413N/A121
United Kingdom (1881 census)338713470.011113
Change since 1881+4240-66+0.001+8
Other Countries
United States54296559N/A201


People with the surname Bass 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 Bass are:

  1. Conservative (5)
More stats for the politics nerds!

Top male forenames

David Bass
Paul Bass
John Bass
Andrew Bass
Michael Bass
Stephen Bass
Christopher Bass
Graham Bass
Robert Bass
James Bass
Mark Bass
Anthony Bass
Richard Bass
Ian Bass
Peter Bass
William Bass
Gary Bass
Nigel Bass
Simon Bass
Alan Bass

Top female forenames

Karen Bass
Susan Bass
Joanne Bass
Deborah Bass
Jane Bass
Sarah Bass
Helen Bass
Carol Bass
Angela Bass
Cheryl Bass
Ruth Bass
Jacqueline Bass
Margaret Bass
Barbara Bass
Lesley Bass
Julie Bass
Anita Bass
Louise Bass
Christine Bass
Betty Bass


  • 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.