Surname statistics for Bowers

There are approximately 13,209 people named Bowers in the UK. That makes it the 770th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 209 are named Bowers.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)13209770N/A209
United Kingdom (1881 census)54638180.018182
Change since 1881+7746+48+0.003+27
Other Countries
United States64496466N/A239


People with the surname Bowers are considerably 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 Liberal Democrat.

More stats for the politics nerds!

Top male forenames

John Bowers
David Bowers
Stephen Bowers
Peter Bowers
Richard Bowers
Steven Bowers
Paul Bowers
Michael Bowers
Andrew Bowers
Christopher Bowers
Mark Bowers
Anthony Bowers
Ian Bowers
James Bowers
Robert Bowers
Alan Bowers
Kevin Bowers
Keith Bowers
Matthew Bowers
Simon Bowers

Top female forenames

Susan Bowers
Margaret Bowers
Patricia Bowers
Elizabeth Bowers
Janet Bowers
Deborah Bowers
Karen Bowers
Sharon Bowers
Catherine Bowers
Jennifer Bowers
Judith Bowers
Lisa Bowers
Helen Bowers
Emma Bowers
Jane Bowers
Julie Bowers
Wendy Bowers
Sarah Bowers
Ann Bowers
Rebecca Bowers


  • 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.