Surname statistics for Birks

There are approximately 3,903 people named Birks in the UK. That makes it the 2,631th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 62 are named Birks.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)39032631N/A62
United Kingdom (1881 census)198522190.00766
Change since 1881+1918-412-0.001-4
Other Countries
United States116121088less than 0.0014

Top male forenames

David Birks
Christopher Birks
Stephen Birks
Paul Birks
John Birks
Andrew Birks
Alan Birks
Richard Birks
Adrian Birks
Anthony Birks
Matthew Birks
Simon Birks
Martin Birks
Graham Birks
Philip Birks
Peter Birks
Timothy Birks
Michael Birks
Jeff Birks
Nicholas Birks

Top female forenames

Gillian Birks
Lisa Birks
Wendy Birks
Sarah Birks
Margaret Birks
Barbara Birks
Clare Birks
Pauline Birks
Julie Birks
Dawn Birks
Brenda Birks
Elizabeth Birks
Andrea Birks
Karen Birks
Patricia Birks
Rosemary Birks
Sandra Birks
Fiona Birks
Emma Birks
Susan Birks


  • 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.