Surname statistics for Child

There are approximately 7,099 people named Child in the UK. That makes it the 1,512nd most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 112 are named Child.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)70991512N/A112
United Kingdom (1881 census)50928720.017170
Change since 1881+2007-640-0.006-58
Other Countries
United States47506580N/A18


People with the surname Child 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 Labour.

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

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

Top male forenames

Peter Child
David Child
John Child
Christopher Child
Richard Child
Robert Child
Andrew Child
Graham Child
Michael Child
Paul Child
Simon Child
Timothy Child
Daniel Child
Anthony Child
Brian Child
Philip Child
Nicholas Child
Stephen Child
Alan Child
Lee Child

Top female forenames

Sarah Child
Christine Child
Rachel Child
Alison Child
Susan Child
Jane Child
Carol Child
Elizabeth Child
Angela Child
Patricia Child
Karen Child
Nicola Child
Anne Child
Helen Child
Judith Child
Lauren Child
Sharon Child
Sally Child
Ava Child
Michelle Child


  • 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.