Surname statistics for Darby

There are approximately 12,195 people named Darby in the UK. That makes it the 830th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 193 are named Darby.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)12195830N/A193
United Kingdom (1881 census)48089240.016161
Change since 1881+7387+94+0.003+32
Other Countries
United States178541850N/A66


People with the surname Darby 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 Darby are:

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

Top male forenames

David Darby
Michael Darby
John Darby
Paul Darby
Andrew Darby
Richard Darby
Mark Darby
Robert Darby
Peter Darby
William Darby
Simon Darby
Christopher Darby
Stephen Darby
James Darby
Alan Darby
Graham Darby
Jonathan Darby
Anthony Darby
Philip Darby
Ian Darby

Top female forenames

Sarah Darby
Linda Darby
Susan Darby
Julie Darby
Anne Darby
Barbara Darby
Christine Darby
Margaret Darby
Karen Darby
Ann Darby
Michelle Darby
Tracy Darby
Helen Darby
Carol Darby
Victoria Darby
Gillian Darby
Claire Darby
Deborah Darby
Ruth Darby
Fiona Darby


  • 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.