Surname statistics for Darlington

There are approximately 4,730 people named Darlington in the UK. That makes it the 2,219th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 75 are named Darlington.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)47302219N/A75
United Kingdom (1881 census)203521670.00768
Change since 1881+2695-520+7
Other Countries
United States30869662N/A11

Top male forenames

John Darlington
David Darlington
Paul Darlington
Mark Darlington
Stephen Darlington
Peter Darlington
Christopher Darlington
James Darlington
Richard Darlington
Robert Darlington
Simon Darlington
George Darlington
Ian Darlington
Andrew Darlington
Nicholas Darlington
Michael Darlington
Brian Darlington
Martin Darlington
Keith Darlington
Alan Darlington

Top female forenames

Susan Darlington
Lisa Darlington
Elizabeth Darlington
Angela Darlington
Ann Darlington
Karen Darlington
Diane Darlington
Victoria Darlington
Amanda Darlington
Jane Darlington
Suzanne Darlington
Tracy Darlington
Wendy Darlington
Sarah Darlington
Nora Darlington
Janet Darlington
Deborah Darlington
Michelle Darlington
Diana Darlington
Sharon Darlington


  • 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.