Surname statistics for Bowler

There are approximately 8,755 people named Bowler in the UK. That makes it the 1,216th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 139 are named Bowler.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)87551216N/A139
United Kingdom (1881 census)365612430.012122
Change since 1881+5099+27+0.002+17
Other Countries
United States45526817N/A17


People with the surname Bowler 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 Labour.

As of the most recent set of elections, the political parties represented by politicians called Bowler are:

  1. Labour (4)
More stats for the politics nerds!

Top male forenames

David Bowler
John Bowler
Andrew Bowler
Peter Bowler
Michael Bowler
Richard Bowler
Christopher Bowler
Paul Bowler
Mark Bowler
Stephen Bowler
Robert Bowler
Jonathan Bowler
Neil Bowler
Alan Bowler
Matthew Bowler
Steven Bowler
Ian Bowler
Anthony Bowler
James Bowler
Simon Bowler

Top female forenames

Susan Bowler
Deborah Bowler
Elizabeth Bowler
Ann Bowler
Jane Bowler
Christine Bowler
Margaret Bowler
Joanna Bowler
Angela Bowler
Wendy Bowler
Julie Bowler
Alison Bowler
Amanda Bowler
Jill Bowler
Catherine Bowler
Tracey Bowler
Maureen Bowler
Janet Bowler
Denise Bowler
Linda Bowler


  • 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.