Surname statistics for Brindle

There are approximately 3,773 people named Brindle in the UK. That makes it the 2,702nd most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 60 are named Brindle.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)37732702N/A60
United Kingdom (1881 census)214920730.00772
Change since 1881+1624-629-0.001-12
Other Countries
United States213713119N/A8


People with the surname Brindle are 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 Liberal Democrat.

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

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

Top male forenames

David Brindle
Ian Brindle
Richard Brindle
John Brindle
Andrew Brindle
Alan Brindle
Michael Brindle
Stephen Brindle
Mark Brindle
Simon Brindle
Paul Brindle
Anthony Brindle
Guy Brindle
Peter Brindle
William Brindle
Eric Brindle
Steven Brindle
Howard Brindle
Philip Brindle
Warren Brindle

Top female forenames

Maureen Brindle
Sarah Brindle
Susan Brindle
Emma Brindle
Elizabeth Brindle
Lisa Brindle
Pamela Brindle
Wendy Brindle
Joanne Brindle
Lucy Brindle
Stephanie Brindle
Karen Brindle
Anne Brindle
Kate Brindle
Helen Brindle
Frances Brindle
Patricia Brindle
Lai Brindle
Eveline Brindle
Janet Brindle


  • 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.