Surname statistics for Bernard

There are approximately 7,140 people named Bernard in the UK. That makes it the 1,502nd most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 113 are named Bernard.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)71401502N/A113
United Kingdom (1881 census)124032950.00441
Change since 1881+5900+1793+0.007+72
Other Countries
United States36546864N/A136


People with the surname Bernard 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 UKIP.

As of the most recent set of elections, the political parties represented by politicians called Bernard are:

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

Top male forenames

David Bernard
Paul Bernard
Michael Bernard
Andrew Bernard
John Bernard
Peter Bernard
Alan Bernard
Ian Bernard
Christopher Bernard
Mark Bernard
Anthony Bernard
Richard Bernard
Clive Bernard
Ralph Bernard
Edward Bernard
Patrick Bernard
Robert Bernard
Matthew Bernard
Neil Bernard
Steven Bernard

Top female forenames

Susan Bernard
Patricia Bernard
Janet Bernard
Sarah Bernard
Linda Bernard
Margaret Bernard
Anne Bernard
Diane Bernard
Georgina Bernard
Jane Bernard
Deborah Bernard
Elizabeth Bernard
Michelle Bernard
Theresa Bernard
Joan Bernard
Bina Bernard
Fiona Bernard
Julie Bernard
Nicole Bernard
Brenda Bernard


  • 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.