Surname statistics for Dawkins

There are approximately 6,921 people named Dawkins in the UK. That makes it the 1,542nd most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 110 are named Dawkins.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)69211542N/A110
United Kingdom (1881 census)216920560.00772
Change since 1881+4752+514+0.004+38
Other Countries
United States139402382N/A52


People with the surname Dawkins 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 Putting Hartlepool First.

More stats for the politics nerds!

Top male forenames

David Dawkins
John Dawkins
Paul Dawkins
Christopher Dawkins
Andrew Dawkins
Stephen Dawkins
Mark Dawkins
Peter Dawkins
Ian Dawkins
James Dawkins
Michael Dawkins
Anthony Dawkins
Simon Dawkins
Nicholas Dawkins
Graham Dawkins
Keith Dawkins
Gary Dawkins
Richard Dawkins
Martin Dawkins
Jonathan Dawkins

Top female forenames

Sarah Dawkins
Sharon Dawkins
Susan Dawkins
Helen Dawkins
Claire Dawkins
Elizabeth Dawkins
Karen Dawkins
Denise Dawkins
Philippa Dawkins
Fiona Dawkins
Pamela Dawkins
Joanne Dawkins
Jacqueline Dawkins
Alison Dawkins
Michelle Dawkins
Kay Dawkins
Julie Dawkins
Heather Dawkins
Clare Dawkins
Stephanie Dawkins


  • 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.