Surname statistics for Batten

There are approximately 5,834 people named Batten in the UK. That makes it the 1,791th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 92 are named Batten.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)58341791N/A92
United Kingdom (1881 census)276316130.00992
Change since 1881+3071-17800
Other Countries
United States72674492N/A27


People with the surname Batten 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 Batten are:

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

Top male forenames

David Batten
John Batten
Michael Batten
Christopher Batten
Richard Batten
Mark Batten
Andrew Batten
Paul Batten
Robert Batten
Peter Batten
Kevin Batten
Jonathan Batten
Keith Batten
Simon Batten
Ian Batten
Colin Batten
Stephen Batten
Philip Batten
James Batten
William Batten

Top female forenames

Susan Batten
Julie Batten
Elizabeth Batten
Sarah Batten
Karen Batten
Mary Batten
Margaret Batten
Valerie Batten
Hannah Batten
Joanne Batten
Jacqueline Batten
Anne Batten
Ruth Batten
Suzanne Batten
Nicola Batten
Amanda Batten
Shirley Batten
Christine Batten
Lisa Batten
Bridget Batten


  • 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.