Surname statistics for Close

There are approximately 5,704 people named Close in the UK. That makes it the 1,826th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 90 are named Close.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)57041826N/A90
United Kingdom (1881 census)261317140.00987
Change since 1881+3091-1120+3
Other Countries
United States92613525N/A34

Top male forenames

David Close
John Close
Richard Close
Ian Close
Paul Close
James Close
Stephen Close
Simon Close
Peter Close
Steven Close
Christopher Close
Martin Close
Robert Close
Adrian Close
Alan Close
Andrew Close
Colin Close
Jonathan Close
George Close
Michael Close

Top female forenames

Jane Close
Elizabeth Close
Helen Close
Marie Close
Alison Close
Lisa Close
Jacqueline Close
Ann Close
Catherine Close
Rachel Close
Linda Close
Susan Close
Sharon Close
Nicola Close
Pauline Close
Brenda Close
Gillian Close
Diane Close
Grainne Close
Claire Close


  • 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.