Surname statistics for Beckett

There are approximately 15,124 people named Beckett in the UK. That makes it the 667th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 239 are named Beckett.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)15124667N/A239
United Kingdom (1881 census)59687430.020199
Change since 1881+9156+76+0.004+40
Other Countries
United States113342916N/A42


People with the surname Beckett 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 Labour.

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

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

Top male forenames

David Beckett
Paul Beckett
Andrew Beckett
John Beckett
Michael Beckett
James Beckett
Stephen Beckett
Mark Beckett
Richard Beckett
William Beckett
Robert Beckett
Christopher Beckett
Peter Beckett
Simon Beckett
Thomas Beckett
Alan Beckett
Ian Beckett
Anthony Beckett
Nicholas Beckett
Steven Beckett

Top female forenames

Susan Beckett
Margaret Beckett
Joanne Beckett
Elizabeth Beckett
Nicola Beckett
Christine Beckett
Sarah Beckett
Anne Beckett
Alison Beckett
Michelle Beckett
Deborah Beckett
Linda Beckett
Karen Beckett
June Beckett
Judith Beckett
Victoria Beckett
Gillian Beckett
Helen Beckett
Tina Beckett
Patricia Beckett


  • 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.