Surname statistics for Cherry

There are approximately 7,895 people named Cherry in the UK. That makes it the 1,374th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 125 are named Cherry.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)78951374N/A125
United Kingdom (1881 census)306514690.010102
Change since 1881+4830+95+0.002+23
Other Countries
United States34615922N/A128


People with the surname Cherry are 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 Labour.

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

  1. Labour (4)
  2. Independent (1)
More stats for the politics nerds!

Top male forenames

Robert Cherry
David Cherry
Paul Cherry
Andrew Cherry
John Cherry
Stephen Cherry
Richard Cherry
Peter Cherry
Michael Cherry
Christopher Cherry
Simon Cherry
Mark Cherry
Jonathan Cherry
Anthony Cherry
Alan Cherry
William Cherry
James Cherry
Philip Cherry
Chris Cherry
Adrian Cherry

Top female forenames

Amanda Cherry
Christine Cherry
Elizabeth Cherry
Helen Cherry
Linda Cherry
Margaret Cherry
Patricia Cherry
Janet Cherry
Susan Cherry
Caroline Cherry
Claire Cherry
Nicola Cherry
Pamela Cherry
Lisa Cherry
Joanna Cherry
Sarah Cherry
Clare Cherry
Melissa Cherry
Fiona Cherry
Alison Cherry


  • 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.