Surname statistics for Benjamin

There are approximately 8,065 people named Benjamin in the UK. That makes it the 1,335th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 128 are named Benjamin.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)80651335N/A128
United Kingdom (1881 census)157127150.00552
Change since 1881+6494+1380+0.008+76
Other Countries
United States36439868N/A135


People with the surname Benjamin are 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 Green.

More stats for the politics nerds!

Top male forenames

Michael Benjamin
David Benjamin
Richard Benjamin
Paul Benjamin
Mark Benjamin
Stephen Benjamin
Ian Benjamin
John Benjamin
William Benjamin
Peter Benjamin
Keith Benjamin
Timothy Benjamin
Justin Benjamin
Matthew Benjamin
Simon Benjamin
Brian Benjamin
Lee Benjamin
James Benjamin
Adam Benjamin
Gary Benjamin

Top female forenames

Emma Benjamin
Susan Benjamin
Kerry Benjamin
Mary Benjamin
Linda Benjamin
Sarah Benjamin
Nicola Benjamin
Karen Benjamin
Daisy Benjamin
Wendy Benjamin
Alison Benjamin
Deborah Benjamin
Caroline Benjamin
Veronica Benjamin
Joanne Benjamin
Shirley Benjamin
Hazel Benjamin
Sandra Benjamin
Marilyn Benjamin
Diane Benjamin


  • 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.