Surname statistics for Benn

There are approximately 4,803 people named Benn in the UK. That makes it the 2,179th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 76 are named Benn.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)48032179N/A76
United Kingdom (1881 census)170625350.00657
Change since 1881+3097+356+0.002+19
Other Countries
United States44316973N/A16


People with the surname Benn 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 Labour.

More stats for the politics nerds!

Top male forenames

David Benn
Richard Benn
John Benn
Peter Benn
Andrew Benn
Stephen Benn
James Benn
Alan Benn
Jonathan Benn
Christopher Benn
Robert Benn
Michael Benn
Gordon Benn
William Benn
Steven Benn
Nigel Benn
Mark Benn
Gary Benn
Chris Benn
Simon Benn

Top female forenames

Susan Benn
Shirley Benn
Janet Benn
Sarah Benn
Isabelle Benn
Nicola Benn
Patricia Benn
Angela Benn
Anne Benn
Lisa Benn
Christine Benn
Margaret Benn
Annette Benn
Jeanette Benn
Jennifer Benn
Julie Benn
Caroline Benn
Elsa Benn
Melanie Benn
Karen Benn


  • 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.