Surname statistics for Blake

There are approximately 34,702 people named Blake in the UK. That makes it the 265th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 549 are named Blake.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)34702265N/A549
United Kingdom (1881 census)145062790.048484
Change since 1881+20196+14+0.007+65
Other Countries
United States69279425N/A257


People with the surname Blake are slightly 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 Blake are:

  1. Conservative (9)
  2. Labour (3)
  3. Liberal Democrat (1)
More stats for the politics nerds!

Top male forenames

David Blake
John Blake
Michael Blake
Paul Blake
Peter Blake
Christopher Blake
Robert Blake
Andrew Blake
Stephen Blake
Richard Blake
James Blake
Simon Blake
Ian Blake
Mark Blake
Anthony Blake
Alan Blake
Martin Blake
Nicholas Blake
William Blake
Gary Blake

Top female forenames

Susan Blake
Helen Blake
Janet Blake
Sarah Blake
Karen Blake
Patricia Blake
Jane Blake
Linda Blake
Margaret Blake
Elizabeth Blake
Julie Blake
Jennifer Blake
Carol Blake
Victoria Blake
Anne Blake
Sandra Blake
Sharon Blake
Deborah Blake
Barbara Blake
Laura Blake


  • 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.