Surname statistics for Booth

There are approximately 51,286 people named Booth in the UK. That makes it the 158th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 812 are named Booth.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)51286158N/A812
United Kingdom (1881 census)295401060.099986
Change since 1881+21746-52-0.018-174
Other Countries
United States48580635N/A180


People with the surname Booth are slightly 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 Booth are:

  1. Labour (6)
  2. Conservative (4)
  3. Liberal Democrat (2)
  4. Independent (2)
  5. Green (1)
  6. Green Party and Independent (1)
More stats for the politics nerds!

Top male forenames

David Booth
John Booth
Andrew Booth
Paul Booth
Michael Booth
Richard Booth
Peter Booth
James Booth
Stephen Booth
Robert Booth
Christopher Booth
Mark Booth
Anthony Booth
Ian Booth
Alan Booth
Simon Booth
Steven Booth
Graham Booth
Philip Booth
Martin Booth

Top female forenames

Susan Booth
Sarah Booth
Christine Booth
Margaret Booth
Alison Booth
Karen Booth
Carol Booth
Joanne Booth
Helen Booth
Jennifer Booth
Elizabeth Booth
Claire Booth
Julie Booth
Ann Booth
Mary Booth
Angela Booth
Janet Booth
Jane Booth
Lisa Booth
Deborah Booth


  • 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.