Surname statistics for Butt

There are approximately 26,653 people named Butt in the UK. That makes it the 364th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 422 are named Butt.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)26653364N/A422
United Kingdom (1881 census)386311830.013129
Change since 1881+22790+819+0.029+293
Other Countries
United States67324794N/A25


People with the surname Butt 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 Butt are:

  1. Conservative (5)
  2. Labour (2)
More stats for the politics nerds!

Top male forenames

Muhammad Butt
Mohammed Butt
Mohammad Butt
Imran Butt
Shahid Butt
David Butt
Asif Butt
Nadeem Butt
Tariq Butt
John Butt
Christopher Butt
Faisal Butt
Andrew Butt
Amir Butt
Rizwan Butt
Tahir Butt
Ali Butt
Abdul Butt
Khalid Butt
Peter Butt

Top female forenames

Saira Butt
Anne Butt
Elizabeth Butt
Aisha Butt
Shazia Butt
Sarah Butt
Saima Butt
Patricia Butt
Shaheen Butt
Amanda Butt
Linda Butt
Faiza Butt
Sophia Butt
Susan Butt
Farah Butt
Yasmin Butt
Nicola Butt
Rubina Butt
Nadia Butt
Nasreen Butt


  • 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.