Surname statistics for Blades

There are approximately 3,310 people named Blades in the UK. That makes it the 3,021th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 52 are named Blades.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)33103021N/A52
United Kingdom (1881 census)170025450.00657
Change since 1881+1610-476-0.001-5
Other Countries
United States44067013N/A16


People with the surname Blades 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 Blades are:

  1. Conservative (3)
More stats for the politics nerds!

Top male forenames

David Blades
Andrew Blades
Michael Blades
John Blades
Timothy Blades
Stephen Blades
Kevin Blades
James Blades
Paul Blades
Mark Blades
Graham Blades
Peter Blades
Derek Blades
Ian Blades
Christopher Blades
Richard Blades
Simon Blades
Robert Blades
Dennis Blades
Anthony Blades

Top female forenames

Karen Blades
Christine Blades
Margaret Blades
Catherine Blades
Andrea Blades
Melanie Blades
Heather Blades
Judith Blades
Jane Blades
Cheryl Blades
Jacqueline Blades
Maxine Blades
Natalie Blades
Angela Blades
Cristina Blades
Carol Blades
Roseanne Blades
June Blades
Elizabeth Blades
Kim Blades


  • 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.