Surname statistics for Dance

There are approximately 4,535 people named Dance in the UK. That makes it the 2,318th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 72 are named Dance.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)45352318N/A72
United Kingdom (1881 census)239718680.00880
Change since 1881+2138-450-0.001-8
Other Countries
United States271610785N/A10


People with the surname Dance 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 Conservative.

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

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

Top male forenames

Michael Dance
Andrew Dance
David Dance
Paul Dance
Simon Dance
Stephen Dance
James Dance
Robert Dance
Ian Dance
Christopher Dance
Peter Dance
Mark Dance
Richard Dance
Anthony Dance
John Dance
Graham Dance
Jonathan Dance
Martin Dance
Raymond Dance
Kevin Dance

Top female forenames

Susan Dance
Karen Dance
Mary Dance
Linda Dance
Maureen Dance
Jennifer Dance
Louise Dance
Victoria Dance
Christine Dance
Sara Dance
Michelle Dance
Sheila Dance
Julie Dance
Claire Dance
Ruth Dance
Joan Dance
Samantha Dance
Patricia Dance
Heather Dance
Jane Dance


  • 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.