Surname statistics for Baxter

There are approximately 38,385 people named Baxter in the UK. That makes it the 229th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 608 are named Baxter.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)38385229N/A608
United Kingdom (1881 census)178472140.060596
Change since 1881+20538-15+0.001+12
Other Countries
United States47857647N/A177


People with the surname Baxter are slightly less likely to be politicians than the average member of the population. When they do become politicians, they are most likely to be elected as Labour.

As of the most recent set of elections, the political parties represented by politicians called Baxter are:

  1. Labour (5)
  2. Conservative (3)
  3. Independent (1)
  4. Green (1)
  5. Wythall Resident's Association (1)
More stats for the politics nerds!

Top male forenames

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

Top female forenames

Susan Baxter
Margaret Baxter
Sarah Baxter
Anne Baxter
Elizabeth Baxter
Karen Baxter
Julie Baxter
Alison Baxter
Jane Baxter
Patricia Baxter
Christine Baxter
Jennifer Baxter
Linda Baxter
Gillian Baxter
Mary Baxter
Helen Baxter
Amanda Baxter
Jacqueline Baxter
Pamela Baxter
Angela Baxter


  • 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.