Surname statistics for Buck

There are approximately 11,740 people named Buck in the UK. That makes it the 875th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 186 are named Buck.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)11740875N/A186
United Kingdom (1881 census)64196610.021214
Change since 1881+5321-214-0.002-28
Other Countries
United States42441737N/A157


People with the surname Buck 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 Buck are:

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

Top male forenames

David Buck
Paul Buck
Richard Buck
John Buck
Andrew Buck
Christopher Buck
Michael Buck
Peter Buck
Mark Buck
Stephen Buck
Martin Buck
Anthony Buck
Steven Buck
Nigel Buck
Matthew Buck
Robert Buck
Kenneth Buck
Ian Buck
Alan Buck
Simon Buck

Top female forenames

Susan Buck
Karen Buck
Alison Buck
Jennifer Buck
Deborah Buck
Jacqueline Buck
Julie Buck
Amanda Buck
Tracy Buck
Catherine Buck
Samantha Buck
Sarah Buck
Hazel Buck
Linda Buck
Joanne Buck
Angela Buck
Margaret Buck
Patricia Buck
Carol Buck
Helen Buck


  • 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.