Surname statistics for Browning

There are approximately 9,452 people named Browning in the UK. That makes it the 1,113rd most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 150 are named Browning.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)94521113N/A150
United Kingdom (1881 census)60957240.020204
Change since 1881+3357-389-0.005-54
Other Countries
United States42642732N/A158

Top male forenames

Robert Browning
David Browning
John Browning
Paul Browning
Richard Browning
Peter Browning
Andrew Browning
Michael Browning
Stephen Browning
Christopher Browning
Mark Browning
Simon Browning
James Browning
Alan Browning
Neil Browning
Timothy Browning
Nigel Browning
Kevin Browning
Roger Browning
William Browning

Top female forenames

Susan Browning
Sarah Browning
Margaret Browning
Jennifer Browning
Julie Browning
Linda Browning
Karen Browning
Christine Browning
Lesley Browning
Elizabeth Browning
Caroline Browning
Tracy Browning
Pauline Browning
Dorothy Browning
Heather Browning
Sheila Browning
Josephine Browning
Carol Browning
Mary Browning
Angela Browning


  • 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.