Surname statistics for Christopher

There are approximately 8,057 people named Christopher in the UK. That makes it the 1,340th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 128 are named Christopher.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)80571340N/A128
United Kingdom (1881 census)176224640.00659
Change since 1881+6295+1124+0.007+69
Other Countries
United States284931124N/A106


People with the surname Christopher 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 Christopher are:

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

Top male forenames

David Christopher
Paul Christopher
Andrew Christopher
John Christopher
Richard Christopher
Stephen Christopher
Michael Christopher
Martin Christopher
Anthony Christopher
Lee Christopher
Peter Christopher
Mark Christopher
Ian Christopher
Simon Christopher
Raymond Christopher
Colin Christopher
Robert Christopher
Alan Christopher
William Christopher
Adam Christopher

Top female forenames

Susan Christopher
Helen Christopher
Barbara Christopher
Valerie Christopher
Lucy Christopher
Alison Christopher
Linda Christopher
Nicola Christopher
Elizabeth Christopher
Lynette Christopher
Amanda Christopher
Sandra Christopher
Natalie Christopher
Maria Christopher
Amy Christopher
Shirley Christopher
Gillian Christopher
Rebecca Christopher
Tina Christopher
Jane Christopher


  • 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.