Surname statistics for Browne

There are approximately 25,793 people named Browne in the UK. That makes it the 382nd most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 408 are named Browne.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)25793382N/A408
United Kingdom (1881 census)54848160.018183
Change since 1881+20309+434+0.023+225
Other Countries
United States211091563N/A78


People with the surname Browne 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 Browne are:

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

Top male forenames

David Browne
Michael Browne
Paul Browne
John Browne
Richard Browne
Peter Browne
Anthony Browne
Stephen Browne
Andrew Browne
Robert Browne
James Browne
Christopher Browne
Nicholas Browne
Daniel Browne
Kevin Browne
Mark Browne
Ian Browne
Simon Browne
Colin Browne
Alan Browne

Top female forenames

Susan Browne
Margaret Browne
Karen Browne
Sarah Browne
Janet Browne
Julie Browne
Nicola Browne
Amanda Browne
Helen Browne
Patricia Browne
Anne Browne
Angela Browne
Elizabeth Browne
Mary Browne
Lisa Browne
Jacqueline Browne
Rachel Browne
Jennifer Browne
Wendy Browne
Sharon Browne


  • 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.