Surname statistics for Cameron

There are approximately 39,140 people named Cameron in the UK. That makes it the 224th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 619 are named Cameron.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)39140224N/A619
United Kingdom (1881 census)232771450.078777
Change since 1881+15863-79-0.016-158
Other Countries
United States52439578N/A194


People with the surname Cameron are 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 Labour.

As of the most recent set of elections, the political parties represented by politicians called Cameron are:

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

Top male forenames

John Cameron
Ian Cameron
James Cameron
David Cameron
Andrew Cameron
Neil Cameron
William Cameron
Robert Cameron
Donald Cameron
Alan Cameron
Iain Cameron
Stephen Cameron
Stuart Cameron
Alexander Cameron
Mark Cameron
Colin Cameron
Michael Cameron
Gordon Cameron
Peter Cameron
Paul Cameron

Top female forenames

Margaret Cameron
Mary Cameron
Susan Cameron
Fiona Cameron
Elizabeth Cameron
Jane Cameron
Patricia Cameron
Helen Cameron
Alison Cameron
Jacqueline Cameron
Christine Cameron
Janet Cameron
Elaine Cameron
Catherine Cameron
Linda Cameron
Anne Cameron
Sarah Cameron
Wendy Cameron
Karen Cameron
Claire Cameron


  • 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.