Surname statistics for Betts

There are approximately 12,665 people named Betts in the UK. That makes it the 797th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 200 are named Betts.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)12665797N/A200
United Kingdom (1881 census)64036690.021214
Change since 1881+6262-128-0.001-14
Other Countries
United States192091714N/A71


People with the surname Betts 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.

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

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

Top male forenames

David Betts
Michael Betts
Andrew Betts
John Betts
Paul Betts
Stephen Betts
Christopher Betts
Peter Betts
Richard Betts
Anthony Betts
Mark Betts
Robert Betts
James Betts
Ian Betts
Martin Betts
Nigel Betts
Alan Betts
Jonathan Betts
Thomas Betts
Darren Betts

Top female forenames

Susan Betts
Helen Betts
Elizabeth Betts
Sarah Betts
Rachel Betts
Patricia Betts
Christine Betts
Caroline Betts
Anne Betts
Lesley Betts
Diane Betts
Julie Betts
Margaret Betts
Maureen Betts
Lynne Betts
Julia Betts
Karen Betts
Sally Betts
Ann Betts
Stephanie Betts


  • 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.