Surname statistics for Connolly

There are approximately 26,458 people named Connolly in the UK. That makes it the 369th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 419 are named Connolly.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)26458369N/A419
United Kingdom (1881 census)347713140.012116
Change since 1881+22981+945+0.03+303
Other Countries
United States288211116N/A107


People with the surname Connolly are 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 Connolly are:

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

Top male forenames

John Connolly
Michael Connolly
Paul Connolly
James Connolly
David Connolly
Stephen Connolly
Peter Connolly
Kevin Connolly
Sean Connolly
Patrick Connolly
Martin Connolly
Mark Connolly
Thomas Connolly
William Connolly
Anthony Connolly
Richard Connolly
Andrew Connolly
Simon Connolly
Joseph Connolly
Brian Connolly

Top female forenames

Susan Connolly
Mary Connolly
Margaret Connolly
Karen Connolly
Sarah Connolly
Catherine Connolly
Nicola Connolly
Christine Connolly
Claire Connolly
Julie Connolly
Michelle Connolly
Louise Connolly
Elizabeth Connolly
Patricia Connolly
Pauline Connolly
Sharon Connolly
Anne Connolly
Joanne Connolly
Clare Connolly
Marie Connolly


  • 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.