Surname statistics for Clegg

There are approximately 13,095 people named Clegg in the UK. That makes it the 776th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 207 are named Clegg.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)13095776N/A207
United Kingdom (1881 census)101964220.034340
Change since 1881+2899-354-0.013-133
Other Countries
United States77234244N/A29


People with the surname Clegg 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 Liberal Democrat.

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

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

Top male forenames

John Clegg
David Clegg
Peter Clegg
Andrew Clegg
Paul Clegg
Christopher Clegg
Michael Clegg
Richard Clegg
Robert Clegg
James Clegg
Philip Clegg
Simon Clegg
Mark Clegg
Jonathan Clegg
Ian Clegg
Nigel Clegg
Brian Clegg
William Clegg
Neil Clegg
Alan Clegg

Top female forenames

Susan Clegg
Margaret Clegg
Sarah Clegg
Christine Clegg
Mary Clegg
Gillian Clegg
Karen Clegg
Rebecca Clegg
Ann Clegg
Jacqueline Clegg
Amanda Clegg
Linda Clegg
Janet Clegg
Elizabeth Clegg
Pamela Clegg
Caroline Clegg
Barbara Clegg
Emma Clegg
Helen Clegg
Patricia Clegg


  • 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.