Surname statistics for Carroll

There are approximately 28,803 people named Carroll in the UK. That makes it the 323rd most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 456 are named Carroll.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)28803323N/A456
United Kingdom (1881 census)60127360.020201
Change since 1881+22791+413+0.026+255
Other Countries
United States131020201N/A486


People with the surname Carroll 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 Carroll are:

  1. Conservative (6)
  2. Labour (2)
  3. Liberal Democrat (1)
More stats for the politics nerds!

Top male forenames

John Carroll
Michael Carroll
Paul Carroll
David Carroll
James Carroll
Peter Carroll
Stephen Carroll
Anthony Carroll
Andrew Carroll
Mark Carroll
Patrick Carroll
William Carroll
Thomas Carroll
Christopher Carroll
Brian Carroll
Robert Carroll
Simon Carroll
Martin Carroll
Ian Carroll
Steven Carroll

Top female forenames

Susan Carroll
Sarah Carroll
Patricia Carroll
Mary Carroll
Nicola Carroll
Christine Carroll
Jane Carroll
Margaret Carroll
Joanne Carroll
Helen Carroll
Amanda Carroll
Elizabeth Carroll
Jacqueline Carroll
Anne Carroll
Linda Carroll
Jennifer Carroll
Karen Carroll
Maria Carroll
Lisa Carroll
Claire Carroll


  • 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.