Surname statistics for Boland

There are approximately 3,927 people named Boland in the UK. That makes it the 2,623rd most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 62 are named Boland.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)39272623N/A62
United Kingdom (1881 census)58860020.00220
Change since 1881+3339+3379+0.004+42
Other Countries
United States113612908N/A42


People with the surname Boland 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 Labour.

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

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

Top male forenames

John Boland
Andrew Boland
Paul Boland
David Boland
Mark Boland
Patrick Boland
Michael Boland
Richard Boland
Christopher Boland
Noel Boland
Joseph Boland
Gerard Boland
Stephen Boland
Steven Boland
Martin Boland
Philip Boland
Colin Boland
Peter Boland
Anthony Boland
Kevin Boland

Top female forenames

Mary Boland
Sarah Boland
Margaret Boland
Ann Boland
Barbara Boland
Christine Boland
Elizabeth Boland
Susan Boland
Janice Boland
Linda Boland
Maureen Boland
Marian Boland
Laura Boland
Josephine Boland
Louise Boland
Diane Boland
Sharon Boland
Eileen Boland
Kathleen Boland
Sandra Boland


  • 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.