Surname statistics for Brent

There are approximately 2,702 people named Brent in the UK. That makes it the 3,566th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 43 are named Brent.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)27023566N/A43
United Kingdom (1881 census)57960890.00219
Change since 1881+2123+2523+0.002+24
Other Countries
United States74364408N/A28

Top male forenames

Michael Brent
Paul Brent
Robert Brent
James Brent
David Brent
Andrew Brent
Antony Brent
Roger Brent
Peter Brent
Richard Brent
Mark Brent
Kevin Brent
John Brent
Steven Brent
Graham Brent
Clive Brent
Guy Brent
Keith Brent
Christopher Brent
Derek Brent

Top female forenames

Sandra Brent
Elaine Brent
Janet Brent
Hazel Brent
Kay Brent
Diane Brent
Julie Brent
Jaine Brent
Tracey Brent
Eleanor Brent
Ruth Brent
Jennifer Brent
Anna Brent
Nicola Brent
Lynda Brent
Pauline Brent
Yvonne Brent
Louise Brent
Karen Brent
Alison Brent


  • 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.