Surname statistics for Bliss

There are approximately 4,519 people named Bliss in the UK. That makes it the 2,324th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 72 are named Bliss.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)45192324N/A72
United Kingdom (1881 census)183423850.00661
Change since 1881+2685+61+0.001+11
Other Countries
United States142732324N/A53


People with the surname Bliss 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 Bliss are:

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

Top male forenames

David Bliss
Simon Bliss
Paul Bliss
Anthony Bliss
Jonathan Bliss
Michael Bliss
Stephen Bliss
Robert Bliss
Andrew Bliss
Alan Bliss
Timothy Bliss
Daniel Bliss
Nigel Bliss
Matthew Bliss
James Bliss
John Bliss
Jeremy Bliss
William Bliss
Richard Bliss
Ian Bliss

Top female forenames

Michelle Bliss
Suzanne Bliss
Deborah Bliss
Janet Bliss
Linda Bliss
Jennifer Bliss
Gillian Bliss
Melanie Bliss
Fiona Bliss
Dawn Bliss
Patricia Bliss
Tracey Bliss
Lisa Bliss
Sarah Bliss
Claire Bliss
Nicola Bliss
Rachelle Bliss
Leila Bliss
Catherine Bliss
Angela Bliss


  • 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.