Surname statistics for Bracken

There are approximately 2,256 people named Bracken in the UK. That makes it the 4,089th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 36 are named Bracken.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)22564089N/A36
United Kingdom (1881 census)49469070.00216
Change since 1881+1762+2818+0.002+20
Other Countries
United States80424068N/A30


People with the surname Bracken 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 Conservative.

More stats for the politics nerds!

Top male forenames

John Bracken
Adrian Bracken
Andrew Bracken
Michael Bracken
Mark Bracken
Jonathan Bracken
David Bracken
Charles Bracken
Paul Bracken
Edward Bracken
Peter Bracken
Christopher Bracken
James Bracken
Simon Bracken
Anthony Bracken
Philip Bracken

Top female forenames

Lucy Bracken
Linda Bracken
Julie Bracken
Kristy Bracken
Eileen Bracken
Victoria Bracken
Susan Bracken
Carol Bracken
Ruth Bracken
Catherine Bracken
Sarah Bracken
Michelle Bracken
Elizabeth Bracken
Madeline Bracken
Kaye Bracken
Anneka Bracken


  • 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.