Surname statistics for Bourne

There are approximately 15,010 people named Bourne in the UK. That makes it the 673rd most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 238 are named Bourne.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)15010673N/A238
United Kingdom (1881 census)58087630.019194
Change since 1881+9202+90+0.005+44
Other Countries
United States88843673N/A33


People with the surname Bourne 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 Bourne are:

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

Top male forenames

Michael Bourne
Andrew Bourne
David Bourne
Stephen Bourne
John Bourne
Richard Bourne
Peter Bourne
Anthony Bourne
Robert Bourne
Matthew Bourne
Christopher Bourne
Alan Bourne
James Bourne
Simon Bourne
Philip Bourne
Nicholas Bourne
Ian Bourne
Jonathan Bourne
Paul Bourne
William Bourne

Top female forenames

Susan Bourne
Sarah Bourne
Claire Bourne
Carol Bourne
Margaret Bourne
Emma Bourne
Catherine Bourne
Julie Bourne
Jennifer Bourne
Tracy Bourne
Janet Bourne
Diane Bourne
Jane Bourne
Michelle Bourne
Elizabeth Bourne
Jacqueline Bourne
Maureen Bourne
Gillian Bourne
Patricia Bourne
Nicola Bourne


  • 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.