Surname statistics for Brett

There are approximately 14,353 people named Brett in the UK. That makes it the 710th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 227 are named Brett.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)14353710N/A227
United Kingdom (1881 census)56867810.019190
Change since 1881+8667+71+0.004+37
Other Countries
United States52806005N/A20


People with the surname Brett 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 Labour.

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

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

Top male forenames

David Brett
Michael Brett
Paul Brett
John Brett
James Brett
Stephen Brett
Richard Brett
Martin Brett
Peter Brett
Andrew Brett
Mark Brett
Nicholas Brett
Simon Brett
Christopher Brett
Colin Brett
Alan Brett
Charles Brett
Barry Brett
Thomas Brett
Robert Brett

Top female forenames

Christine Brett
Sarah Brett
Margaret Brett
Susan Brett
Julie Brett
Louise Brett
Joanne Brett
Rachel Brett
Helen Brett
Patricia Brett
Elizabeth Brett
Alison Brett
Claire Brett
Linda Brett
Carol Brett
Sally Brett
Catherine Brett
Caroline Brett
Joan Brett
Jacqueline Brett


  • 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.