Surname statistics for Box

There are approximately 5,249 people named Box in the UK. That makes it the 2,007th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 83 are named Box.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)52492007N/A83
United Kingdom (1881 census)242718390.00881
Change since 1881+2822-1680+2
Other Countries
United States103203190N/A38


People with the surname Box 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.

More stats for the politics nerds!

Top male forenames

David Box
Richard Box
Peter Box
Stephen Box
John Box
Christopher Box
Anthony Box
Simon Box
Paul Box
William Box
Martin Box
Steven Box
Michael Box
Mark Box
Gary Box
Alan Box
Stuart Box
Matthew Box
Nicholas Box
Darren Box

Top female forenames

Susan Box
Janice Box
Patricia Box
Deborah Box
Helen Box
Nicola Box
Jacqueline Box
Linda Box
Rachel Box
Margaret Box
Wendy Box
Rosemary Box
Emma Box
Elizabeth Box
Judith Box
Rachael Box
Sarah Box
Sharon Box
Bryony Box
Anna Box


  • 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.