Surname statistics for Caplan

There are approximately 2,710 people named Caplan in the UK. That makes it the 3,549th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 43 are named Caplan.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)27103549N/A43
United Kingdom (1881 census)1080564less than 0.001N/A
Change since 1881+2700+77015+0.004
Other Countries
United States39247817N/A14
Australia4826436less than 0.0013


People with the surname Caplan 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.

More stats for the politics nerds!

Top male forenames

Jonathan Caplan
Michael Caplan
Richard Caplan
David Caplan
Philip Caplan
Nicholas Caplan
Adam Caplan
Paul Caplan
Mark Caplan
Simon Caplan
Jeffrey Caplan
Ian Caplan
Elliot Caplan
Samuel Caplan

Top female forenames

Geraldine Caplan
Elizabeth Caplan
Sarah Caplan
Sally Caplan
Yvonne Caplan
Katherine Caplan
Natasha Caplan
Linda Caplan
Pauline Caplan
Gillian Caplan
Lynne Caplan
Emma Caplan
Susan Caplan
Sophie Caplan


  • 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.