Surname statistics for Davies

There are approximately 290,174 people named Davies in the UK. That makes it the 6th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 4,593 are named Davies.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)2901746N/A4593
United Kingdom (1881 census)15232860.5095086
Change since 1881+1378460-0.05-493
Other Countries
United States32165988N/A119


People with the surname Davies are 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 Labour.

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

  1. Labour (52)
  2. Conservative (40)
  3. Independent (23)
  4. Liberal Democrat (16)
  5. Plaid Cymru (14)
  6. Voice of Gwynedd (1)
  7. Independent Community and Health Concern (1)
  8. Ratepayer (1)
  9. Independent Socialist (1)
More stats for the politics nerds!

Top male forenames

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

Top female forenames

Susan Davies
Sarah Davies
Helen Davies
Elizabeth Davies
Karen Davies
Jane Davies
Margaret Davies
Janet Davies
Julie Davies
Patricia Davies
Christine Davies
Nicola Davies
Gillian Davies
Linda Davies
Catherine Davies
Alison Davies
Jacqueline Davies
Mary Davies
Anne Davies
Emma Davies


  • 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.