Surname statistics for Botha

There are approximately 3,132 people named Botha in the UK. That makes it the 3,169th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 50 are named Botha.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)31323169N/A50
United Kingdom (1881 census)1430154less than 0.001N/A
Change since 1881+3131+426985+0.005
Other Countries
United States28066073less than 0.0011

Top male forenames

Willem Botha
David Botha
Johannes Botha
Johan Botha
Andre Botha
Theunis Botha
Andrew Botha
Michael Botha
Gary Botha
Llewellyn Botha
Robert Botha
Louis Botha
Christo Botha
Constantine Botha
Anton Botha
Werner Botha

Top female forenames

Marlene Botha
Karen Botha
Angela Botha
Tabitha Botha
Elizabeth Botha
Jenny Botha
Desiree Botha
Cecilia Botha
Judith Botha
Helen Botha
Kirsten Botha
Anne Botha
Erika Botha
Lydia Botha
Esther Botha
Marine Botha


  • 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.