Surname statistics for Calder

There are approximately 8,162 people named Calder in the UK. That makes it the 1,319th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 129 are named Calder.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)81621319N/A129
United Kingdom (1881 census)418810800.014140
Change since 1881+3974-239-0.001-11
Other Countries
United States46766661N/A17


People with the surname Calder are slightly more 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 Calder are:

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

Top male forenames

David Calder
John Calder
Robert Calder
James Calder
Andrew Calder
Alan Calder
Ian Calder
Brian Calder
William Calder
Simon Calder
Stephen Calder
Neil Calder
Iain Calder
Michael Calder
Stuart Calder
Roy Calder
Steven Calder
Graham Calder
George Calder
Christopher Calder

Top female forenames

Susan Calder
Margaret Calder
Laura Calder
Mary Calder
Fiona Calder
Christine Calder
Elizabeth Calder
Anne Calder
Sarah Calder
Karen Calder
Helen Calder
Lynn Calder
Rachel Calder
Lorraine Calder
Nicola Calder
Lesley Calder
Joanna Calder
Angela Calder
Pauline Calder
Jacqueline Calder


  • 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.