Surname statistics for Beattie

There are approximately 16,892 people named Beattie in the UK. That makes it the 596th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 267 are named Beattie.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)16892596N/A267
United Kingdom (1881 census)64106650.021214
Change since 1881+10482+69+0.006+53
Other Countries
United States89413653N/A33


People with the surname Beattie 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 Beattie are:

  1. Labour (2)
  2. SNP (2)
  3. Conservative (1)
More stats for the politics nerds!

Top male forenames

David Beattie
Robert Beattie
John Beattie
James Beattie
William Beattie
Andrew Beattie
Ian Beattie
Paul Beattie
Michael Beattie
Richard Beattie
Mark Beattie
Alan Beattie
Thomas Beattie
Stephen Beattie
Colin Beattie
Brian Beattie
George Beattie
Neil Beattie
Kevin Beattie
Kenneth Beattie

Top female forenames

Patricia Beattie
Susan Beattie
Margaret Beattie
Jennifer Beattie
Helen Beattie
Nicola Beattie
Sarah Beattie
Elizabeth Beattie
Linda Beattie
Anne Beattie
Jacqueline Beattie
Angela Beattie
Anna Beattie
Karen Beattie
Joanne Beattie
Samantha Beattie
Alison Beattie
Diane Beattie
Rosemary Beattie
Lesley Beattie


  • 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.