Surname statistics for Darke

There are approximately 1,996 people named Darke in the UK. That makes it the 4,502nd most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 32 are named Darke.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)19964502N/A32
United Kingdom (1881 census)70052390.00223
Change since 1881+1296+737+0.001+9
Other Countries
United States39649767less than 0.0011


People with the surname Darke are 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 Darke are:

  1. Labour (4)
More stats for the politics nerds!

Top male forenames

Neil Darke
Ian Darke
Paul Darke
Jonathan Darke
Colin Darke
Robert Darke
Charles Darke
Simon Darke
Martin Darke
Peter Darke
Michael Darke
David Darke
Andrew Darke
James Darke
Anthony Darke
Dean Darke

Top female forenames

Jane Darke
Linda Darke
Sally Darke
Greta Darke
Karen Darke
Julie Darke
Louise Darke
Elizabeth Darke
Catherine Darke
Janet Darke
Michelle Darke
Carol Darke
Susan Darke
Caroline Darke
Michele Darke
Dianne Darke


  • 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.