Surname statistics for Bolt

There are approximately 4,105 people named Bolt in the UK. That makes it the 2,532nd most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 65 are named Bolt.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)41052532N/A65
United Kingdom (1881 census)216520580.00772
Change since 1881+1940-474-0.001-7
Other Countries
United States69564664N/A26


People with the surname Bolt 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 Bolt are:

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

Top male forenames

David Bolt
Stephen Bolt
Andrew Bolt
John Bolt
Adrian Bolt
Michael Bolt
Nicholas Bolt
Christopher Bolt
Ian Bolt
Peter Bolt
Richard Bolt
Kevin Bolt
Nigel Bolt
Anthony Bolt
Simon Bolt
Colin Bolt
Robert Bolt
James Bolt
Mark Bolt
Alan Bolt

Top female forenames

Sarah Bolt
Jacqueline Bolt
Helen Bolt
Sharon Bolt
Catherine Bolt
Elizabeth Bolt
Karen Bolt
Amanda Bolt
Suzanne Bolt
Margaret Bolt
Alison Bolt
Sally Bolt
Josephine Bolt
Vanessa Bolt
Rachel Bolt
Patricia Bolt
Nicola Bolt
Carol Bolt
Valerie Bolt
Vivien Bolt


  • 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.