Surname statistics for Burman

There are approximately 3,659 people named Burman in the UK. That makes it the 2,771th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 58 are named Burman.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)36592771N/A58
United Kingdom (1881 census)119234020.00440
Change since 1881+2467+631+0.002+18
Other Countries
United States30579759N/A11

Top male forenames

Paul Burman
Michael Burman
Andrew Burman
Richard Burman
Ian Burman
Matthew Burman
Christopher Burman
Nicholas Burman
Philip Burman
Mark Burman
Roger Burman
John Burman
Simon Burman
Stuart Burman
Peter Burman
James Burman
Chris Burman
Jonathan Burman
Marc Burman
David Burman

Top female forenames

Karen Burman
Sarah Burman
Anne Burman
Deborah Burman
Michele Burman
Lynn Burman
Sara Burman
Elizabeth Burman
Valerie Burman
Carol Burman
Linda Burman
Julia Burman
Rachel Burman
Ruth Burman
Susan Burman
Diane Burman
Lorraine Burman
Julie Burman
Mary Burman
Andrea Burman


  • 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.