Surname statistics for Byron

There are approximately 3,124 people named Byron in the UK. That makes it the 3,176th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 49 are named Byron.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)31243176N/A49
United Kingdom (1881 census)109536480.00437
Change since 1881+2029+472+0.001+12
Other Countries
United States67094810N/A25


People with the surname Byron are about as likely to be politicians as the average member of the population. When they do become politicians, they are most likely to be elected as Labour.

More stats for the politics nerds!

Top male forenames

John Byron
Paul Byron
Michael Byron
Mark Byron
David Byron
Peter Byron
Andrew Byron
Christopher Byron
Kevin Byron
Mathew Byron
Stuart Byron
Steven Byron
Alan Byron
James Byron
Philip Byron
Colin Byron
Robert Byron
Lee Byron
Dennis Byron

Top female forenames

Christine Byron
Elizabeth Byron
Jacqueline Byron
Gillian Byron
Jane Byron
Frances Byron
Linda Byron
Lily Byron
Andree Byron
Kate Byron
Suzy Byron
Shelley Byron
Natalie Byron
Helen Byron
Susan Byron
Janice Byron
Diane Byron
Sharon Byron
Denise Byron


  • 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.