Surname statistics for Brook

There are approximately 15,473 people named Brook in the UK. That makes it the 645th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 245 are named Brook.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)15473645N/A245
United Kingdom (1881 census)115463680.039386
Change since 1881+3927-277-0.015-141
Other Countries
United States44616935N/A16


People with the surname Brook are slightly 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 Conservative.

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

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

Top male forenames

David Brook
Peter Brook
John Brook
Richard Brook
Michael Brook
Andrew Brook
Stephen Brook
Paul Brook
Martin Brook
Robert Brook
Anthony Brook
Simon Brook
Alan Brook
Colin Brook
Nigel Brook
Jonathan Brook
James Brook
Christopher Brook
Philip Brook
Ian Brook

Top female forenames

Susan Brook
Janet Brook
Margaret Brook
Jennifer Brook
Sarah Brook
Linda Brook
Laura Brook
Wendy Brook
Elizabeth Brook
Julie Brook
Philippa Brook
Lisa Brook
Sharon Brook
Jacqueline Brook
Helen Brook
Christine Brook
Patricia Brook
Samantha Brook
Ann Brook
Claire Brook


  • 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.