Surname statistics for Caldwell

There are approximately 10,986 people named Caldwell in the UK. That makes it the 952nd most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 174 are named Caldwell.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)10986952N/A174
United Kingdom (1881 census)46869540.016156
Change since 1881+6300+2+0.001+18
Other Countries
United States91338301N/A339


People with the surname Caldwell 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 Caldwell are:

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

Top male forenames

John Caldwell
James Caldwell
David Caldwell
William Caldwell
Ian Caldwell
Robert Caldwell
Peter Caldwell
Andrew Caldwell
Christopher Caldwell
Stephen Caldwell
Michael Caldwell
Mark Caldwell
Raymond Caldwell
Iain Caldwell
Paul Caldwell
Kevin Caldwell
Charles Caldwell
Martin Caldwell
Philip Caldwell
Steven Caldwell

Top female forenames

Margaret Caldwell
Jacqueline Caldwell
Emma Caldwell
Anne Caldwell
Jane Caldwell
Catherine Caldwell
Amanda Caldwell
Sarah Caldwell
Karen Caldwell
Jennifer Caldwell
Elizabeth Caldwell
Susan Caldwell
Mary Caldwell
Linda Caldwell
Victoria Caldwell
Julie Caldwell
Helen Caldwell
Alison Caldwell
Sandra Caldwell
Joyce Caldwell


  • 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.