Surname statistics for Beck

There are approximately 16,122 people named Beck in the UK. That makes it the 623rd most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 255 are named Beck.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)16122623N/A255
United Kingdom (1881 census)70036060.023234
Change since 1881+9119-17+0.003+21
Other Countries
United States93161295N/A345


People with the surname Beck 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 Beck are:

  1. Conservative (2)
  2. Labour (2)
  3. Liberal Democrat (2)
  4. Independent (1)
More stats for the politics nerds!

Top male forenames

David Beck
John Beck
Paul Beck
Stephen Beck
Peter Beck
Michael Beck
James Beck
Richard Beck
Andrew Beck
Robert Beck
Ian Beck
Alan Beck
Simon Beck
Christopher Beck
Martin Beck
William Beck
Darren Beck
Steven Beck
Graham Beck
Daniel Beck

Top female forenames

Susan Beck
Jane Beck
Amanda Beck
Deborah Beck
Linda Beck
Sally Beck
Margaret Beck
Sharon Beck
Joanna Beck
Alison Beck
Helen Beck
Claire Beck
Julie Beck
Catherine Beck
Angela Beck
Sarah Beck
Sylvia Beck
Caroline Beck
Karen Beck
Christine Beck


  • 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.