Surname statistics for Benham

There are approximately 3,513 people named Benham in the UK. That makes it the 2,867th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 56 are named Benham.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)35132867N/A56
United Kingdom (1881 census)160026820.00553
Change since 1881+1913-185+0.001+3
Other Countries
United States48836420N/A18


People with the surname Benham 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 Conservative.

More stats for the politics nerds!

Top male forenames

David Benham
Robert Benham
Paul Benham
Richard Benham
Christopher Benham
Stephen Benham
Matthew Benham
Anthony Benham
Philip Benham
James Benham
Thomas Benham
Mark Benham
Kenneth Benham
Michael Benham
Daniel Benham
Keith Benham
Peter Benham
Andrew Benham
John Benham
Nigel Benham

Top female forenames

Julie Benham
Jane Benham
Michelle Benham
Joanne Benham
Ann Benham
Carol Benham
Jocelyn Benham
Sarah Benham
Karen Benham
Pauline Benham
Janet Benham
Elizabeth Benham
Helen Benham
Susan Benham
Lisa Benham
Denise Benham
Colette Benham
Sara Benham
Amanda Benham
Lorraine Benham


  • 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.