Surname statistics for Binns

There are approximately 6,134 people named Binns in the UK. That makes it the 1,709th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 97 are named Binns.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)61341709N/A97
United Kingdom (1881 census)49638970.017166
Change since 1881+1171-812-0.007-69
Other Countries
United States40367599N/A15


People with the surname Binns are more 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 Binns are:

  1. Conservative (4)
More stats for the politics nerds!

Top male forenames

David Binns
John Binns
Andrew Binns
Michael Binns
Paul Binns
Anthony Binns
Stephen Binns
Robert Binns
Peter Binns
James Binns
Simon Binns
Richard Binns
Ian Binns
Matthew Binns
Mark Binns
Malcolm Binns
Graham Binns
Jonathan Binns
Derek Binns
Christopher Binns

Top female forenames

Susan Binns
Elizabeth Binns
Janet Binns
Catherine Binns
Barbara Binns
Alison Binns
Sarah Binns
Linda Binns
Sylvia Binns
Anne Binns
Anita Binns
Sheila Binns
Deborah Binns
Jennifer Binns
Karen Binns
Lesley Binns
Julie Binns
Samantha Binns
Donna Binns
Caroline Binns


  • 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.