Surname statistics for Dale

There are approximately 27,026 people named Dale in the UK. That makes it the 356th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 428 are named Dale.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)27026356N/A428
United Kingdom (1881 census)126543300.042423
Change since 1881+14372-26+0.00099999999999999+5
Other Countries
United States289941103N/A107


People with the surname Dale 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 Dale are:

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

Top male forenames

John Dale
Christopher Dale
David Dale
Michael Dale
James Dale
Mark Dale
Alan Dale
Stephen Dale
Peter Dale
Paul Dale
Richard Dale
Andrew Dale
Simon Dale
Robert Dale
Ian Dale
Philip Dale
Anthony Dale
Nicholas Dale
Steven Dale
Matthew Dale

Top female forenames

Susan Dale
Margaret Dale
Jennifer Dale
Patricia Dale
Anne Dale
Christine Dale
Jane Dale
Elizabeth Dale
Gillian Dale
Sarah Dale
Jacqueline Dale
Carol Dale
Julie Dale
Linda Dale
Janet Dale
Joanne Dale
Pamela Dale
Helen Dale
Rebecca Dale
Angela Dale


  • 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.