Surname statistics for Bradley

There are approximately 58,604 people named Bradley in the UK. That makes it the 134th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 928 are named Bradley.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)58604134N/A928
United Kingdom (1881 census)240441390.080803
Change since 1881+34560+5+0.013+125
Other Countries
United States131289200N/A487


People with the surname Bradley 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 Conservative.

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

  1. Conservative (5)
  2. Labour (5)
  3. Liberal Democrat (1)
  4. Resident's Association (1)
  5. East Lindsey Independent (1)
More stats for the politics nerds!

Top male forenames

John Bradley
David Bradley
Michael Bradley
Paul Bradley
Peter Bradley
Mark Bradley
Stephen Bradley
James Bradley
Andrew Bradley
Robert Bradley
Ian Bradley
Richard Bradley
Christopher Bradley
Anthony Bradley
Philip Bradley
William Bradley
Simon Bradley
Nicholas Bradley
Martin Bradley
Keith Bradley

Top female forenames

Susan Bradley
Sarah Bradley
Margaret Bradley
Jennifer Bradley
Christine Bradley
Julie Bradley
Elizabeth Bradley
Karen Bradley
Janet Bradley
Mary Bradley
Angela Bradley
Caroline Bradley
Patricia Bradley
Linda Bradley
Alison Bradley
Jane Bradley
Helen Bradley
Joanne Bradley
Anne Bradley
Ann Bradley


  • 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.