Surname statistics for Bryson

There are approximately 5,047 people named Bryson in the UK. That makes it the 2,083rd most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 80 are named Bryson.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)50472083N/A80
United Kingdom (1881 census)229619560.00877
Change since 1881+2751-1270+3
Other Countries
United States176801867N/A66

Top male forenames

John Bryson
James Bryson
Andrew Bryson
David Bryson
Robert Bryson
Peter Bryson
Ian Bryson
Charles Bryson
Alan Bryson
Stephen Bryson
William Bryson
Neil Bryson
Christopher Bryson
Paul Bryson
Thomas Bryson
Patrick Bryson
Michael Bryson
Stuart Bryson
Mark Bryson
Geoffrey Bryson

Top female forenames

Margaret Bryson
Elizabeth Bryson
Anne Bryson
Patricia Bryson
Caroline Bryson
Susan Bryson
Fiona Bryson
Karen Bryson
Angela Bryson
Judith Bryson
Kathleen Bryson
Claire Bryson
Donna Bryson
Julie Bryson
Sheila Bryson
Sally Bryson
Jane Bryson
Victoria Bryson
Elaine Bryson
Kelly Bryson


  • 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.