Surname statistics for Brady

There are approximately 21,623 people named Brady in the UK. That makes it the 463rd most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 342 are named Brady.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)21623463N/A342
United Kingdom (1881 census)53028430.018177
Change since 1881+16321+380+0.016+165
Other Countries
United States71175411N/A264


People with the surname Brady 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.

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

  1. Labour (3)
  2. Conservative (2)
More stats for the politics nerds!

Top male forenames

John Brady
Paul Brady
Michael Brady
Stephen Brady
David Brady
James Brady
Peter Brady
Kevin Brady
Mark Brady
Robert Brady
Christopher Brady
Patrick Brady
Thomas Brady
William Brady
Andrew Brady
Martin Brady
Sean Brady
Philip Brady
Anthony Brady
Richard Brady

Top female forenames

Sarah Brady
Susan Brady
Patricia Brady
Catherine Brady
Margaret Brady
Elaine Brady
Angela Brady
Sharon Brady
Lisa Brady
Deborah Brady
Alison Brady
Mary Brady
Jennifer Brady
Joanne Brady
Elizabeth Brady
Donna Brady
Nicola Brady
Kathleen Brady
Julie Brady
Helen Brady


  • 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.