Surname statistics for Bent

There are approximately 4,333 people named Bent in the UK. That makes it the 2,414th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 69 are named Bent.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)43332414N/A69
United Kingdom (1881 census)218220420.00773
Change since 1881+2151-3720-4
Other Countries
United States42157292N/A16


People with the surname Bent 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 Conservative.

More stats for the politics nerds!

Top male forenames

David Bent
John Bent
Michael Bent
Paul Bent
Richard Bent
Mark Bent
Anthony Bent
Andrew Bent
Stephen Bent
Christopher Bent
Robert Bent
Thomas Bent
Marcus Bent
Peter Bent
Simon Bent
Edward Bent
James Bent
William Bent
Derek Bent
Ian Bent

Top female forenames

Elizabeth Bent
Susan Bent
Elaine Bent
Angela Bent
Gillian Bent
Jacqueline Bent
Deborah Bent
Edith Bent
Sherry Bent
Marjorie Bent
Margaret Bent
Sharon Bent
Christine Bent
Laura Bent
Carole Bent
Audrey Bent
Carol Bent
Clare Bent
Shirley Bent
Janet Bent


  • 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.