Surname statistics for Daniels

There are approximately 26,783 people named Daniels in the UK. That makes it the 360th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 424 are named Daniels.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)26783360N/A424
United Kingdom (1881 census)94074530.031314
Change since 1881+17376+93+0.011+110
Other Countries
United States138776180N/A514


People with the surname Daniels 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 Labour.

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

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

Top male forenames

DAvid Daniels
John Daniels
Paul Daniels
Michael Daniels
Stephen Daniels
Mark Daniels
Robert Daniels
Peter Daniels
James Daniels
Richard Daniels
Christopher Daniels
Andrew Daniels
Philip Daniels
Anthony Daniels
Jonathan Daniels
Steven Daniels
Simon Daniels
William Daniels
Alan Daniels
Martin Daniels

Top female forenames

Susan Daniels
Patricia Daniels
Elizabeth Daniels
Ann Daniels
Margaret Daniels
Sarah Daniels
Mary Daniels
Helen Daniels
Lisa Daniels
Julie Daniels
Christine Daniels
Linda Daniels
Pauline Daniels
Michelle Daniels
Karen Daniels
Jennifer Daniels
Claire Daniels
Gillian Daniels
Nicola Daniels
Louise Daniels


  • 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.