Surname statistics for Brandon

There are approximately 4,949 people named Brandon in the UK. That makes it the 2,122nd most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 78 are named Brandon.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)49492122N/A78
United Kingdom (1881 census)152027840.00551
Change since 1881+3429+662+0.003+27
Other Countries
United States256001260N/A95


People with the surname Brandon 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 Independent.

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

  1. Independent (1)
  2. Green (1)
More stats for the politics nerds!

Top male forenames

David Brandon
Paul Brandon
John Brandon
Peter Brandon
Richard Brandon
Mark Brandon
Michael Brandon
Stephen Brandon
Christopher Brandon
James Brandon
Ian Brandon
Gary Brandon
Simon Brandon
Philip Brandon
Bernard Brandon
Steven Brandon
Robert Brandon
Thomas Brandon
Andrew Brandon
Keith Brandon

Top female forenames

Mary Brandon
Jane Brandon
Susan Brandon
Michelle Brandon
Julie Brandon
Diane Brandon
Linda Brandon
Helen Brandon
Lisa Brandon
Alison Brandon
Lesley Brandon
Louise Brandon
Janet Brandon
Elizabeth Brandon
Kay Brandon
Deborah Brandon
Gillian Brandon
Wendy Brandon
Karen Brandon
Patricia Brandon


  • 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.