Surname statistics for Blyth

There are approximately 9,014 people named Blyth in the UK. That makes it the 1,171th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 143 are named Blyth.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)90141171N/A143
United Kingdom (1881 census)47219400.016158
Change since 1881+4293-231-0.002-15
Other Countries
United States90925524less than 0.0013


People with the surname Blyth are less likely to be politicians than the average member of the population. When they do become politicians, they are most likely to be elected as Labour.

As of the most recent set of elections, the political parties represented by politicians called Blyth are:

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

Top male forenames

Andrew Blyth
John Blyth
David Blyth
William Blyth
James Blyth
Paul Blyth
Michael Blyth
Robert Blyth
Mark Blyth
Ian Blyth
Alan Blyth
Stephen Blyth
Colin Blyth
Anthony Blyth
Peter Blyth
Richard Blyth
Christopher Blyth
Stuart Blyth
Graham Blyth
Simon Blyth

Top female forenames

Margaret Blyth
Susan Blyth
Ann Blyth
Mary Blyth
Patricia Blyth
Jane Blyth
Sandra Blyth
Sarah Blyth
Maureen Blyth
Alison Blyth
Jacqueline Blyth
Louise Blyth
Deborah Blyth
Rebecca Blyth
Michele Blyth
Clare Blyth
Christine Blyth
Catherine Blyth
Teresa Blyth
Sally Blyth


  • 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.