Surname statistics for Bird

There are approximately 44,365 people named Bird in the UK. That makes it the 186th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 702 are named Bird.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)44365186N/A702
United Kingdom (1881 census)228841490.076764
Change since 1881+21481-37-0.006-62
Other Countries
United States33962944N/A126


People with the surname Bird are about as likely to be politicians as 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 Bird are:

  1. Conservative (7)
  2. Labour (2)
  3. Liberal Democrat (2)
  4. Independent (2)
  5. SNP (1)
  6. Independent Alliance (1)
More stats for the politics nerds!

Top male forenames

David Bird
John Bird
Michael Bird
Andrew Bird
Paul Bird
Christopher Bird
Peter Bird
Stephen Bird
Simon Bird
Richard Bird
Robert Bird
Anthony Bird
James Bird
Nigel Bird
Ian Bird
Graham Bird
Jonathan Bird
Kevin Bird
Mark Bird
Alan Bird

Top female forenames

Susan Bird
Sarah Bird
Elizabeth Bird
Christine Bird
Julie Bird
Margaret Bird
Mary Bird
Angela Bird
Janet Bird
Deborah Bird
Jacqueline Bird
Catherine Bird
Patricia Bird
Linda Bird
Caroline Bird
Michelle Bird
Nicola Bird
Joanne Bird
Jane Bird
Karen Bird


  • 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.