Surname statistics for Dalby

There are approximately 4,430 people named Dalby in the UK. That makes it the 2,362nd most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 70 are named Dalby.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)44302362N/A70
United Kingdom (1881 census)242518410.00881
Change since 1881+2005-521-0.001-11
Other Countries
United States160816463N/A6

Top male forenames

John Dalby
Robert Dalby
Andrew Dalby
Mark Dalby
David Dalby
Richard Dalby
Stephen Dalby
Martin Dalby
Michael Dalby
Christopher Dalby
Peter Dalby
Anthony Dalby
Simon Dalby
Brian Dalby
Graham Dalby
Paul Dalby
Adrian Dalby
Keith Dalby
James Dalby
Thomas Dalby

Top female forenames

Joanne Dalby
Patricia Dalby
Michelle Dalby
Julie Dalby
Amanda Dalby
Elaine Dalby
Karen Dalby
Nicola Dalby
Elizabeth Dalby
Emma Dalby
Janet Dalby
Jacqueline Dalby
Susan Dalby
Pamela Dalby
Maureen Dalby
Nives Dalby
Ann Dalby
Carol Dalby
Barbara Dalby
Janice Dalby


  • 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.