Surname statistics for Begum

There are approximately 28,511 people named Begum in the UK. That makes it the 329th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 451 are named Begum.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)28511329N/A451
United Kingdom (1881 census)N/Aless than 0.001N/A
Change since 1881
Other Countries
United States53755897N/A20


People with the surname Begum are considerably 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 Begum are:

  1. Labour (1)
  2. Independent (1)
More stats for the politics nerds!

Top male forenames

Kazi Begum
Mumtaz Begum
Anwar Begum
Iqbal Begum
Nazir Begum
Maqsood Begum
Azmat Begum
Piara Begum
Mukhtar Begum
Taj Begum
Kurshid Begum
Imtiaz Begum
Anayat Begum
Arshad Begum
Irshad Begum
Khurshid Begum
Lucky Begum
Fiaz Begum
Naseem Begum
Farzand Begum

Top female forenames

Syeda Begum
Nazma Begum
Jahanara Begum
Amina Begum
Sultana Begum
Asma Begum
Fatima Begum
Rina Begum
Razia Begum
Nasima Begum
Rahima Begum
Halima Begum
Ayesha Begum
Jusna Begum
Nasreen Begum
Shabana Begum
Parvin Begum
Shelina Begum
Fatema Begum
Aysha Begum


  • 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.