Surname statistics for Brophy

There are approximately 3,148 people named Brophy in the UK. That makes it the 3,156th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 50 are named Brophy.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)31483156N/A50
United Kingdom (1881 census)40280310.00113
Change since 1881+2746+4875+0.004+37
Other Countries
United States63395077N/A24


People with the surname Brophy are about as likely to be politicians as the average member of the population. When they do become politicians, they are most likely to be elected as Liberal Democrat.

More stats for the politics nerds!

Top male forenames

John Brophy
Michael Brophy
David Brophy
Thomas Brophy
James Brophy
Mark Brophy
Peter Brophy
Robert Brophy
Steven Brophy
Martin Brophy
Ben Brophy
Richard Brophy
Sean Brophy
Neil Brophy
Christopher Brophy
Patrick Brophy
Graham Brophy

Top female forenames

Karen Brophy
Amanda Brophy
Joanne Brophy
Susan Brophy
Sinead Brophy
Angela Brophy
Gillian Brophy
Caroline Brophy
Carol Brophy
Patricia Brophy
Clare Brophy
Michelle Brophy
Sarah Brophy
Mary Brophy
Julie Brophy
Ann Brophy
Helen Brophy


  • 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.