Surname statistics for Dean

There are approximately 44,203 people named Dean in the UK. That makes it the 187th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 700 are named Dean.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)44203187N/A700
United Kingdom (1881 census)207891750.069694
Change since 1881+23414-12+0.001+6
Other Countries
United States109230250N/A405


People with the surname Dean are about as likely to be politicians as 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 Dean are:

  1. Conservative (6)
  2. Labour (5)
  3. Liberal Democrat (4)
More stats for the politics nerds!

Top male forenames

Paul Dean
John Dean
James Dean
David Dean
Michael Dean
Andrew Dean
Christopher Dean
Richard Dean
Peter Dean
Stephen Dean
Mark Dean
Alan Dean
Robert Dean
Martin Dean
Anthony Dean
Simon Dean
Graham Dean
William Dean
Nicholas Dean
Jonathan Dean

Top female forenames

Susan Dean
Sarah Dean
Jacqueline Dean
Margaret Dean
Alison Dean
Linda Dean
Karen Dean
Julie Dean
Ann Dean
Patricia Dean
Helen Dean
Janet Dean
Jennifer Dean
Carol Dean
Anne Dean
Catherine Dean
Barbara Dean
Sandra Dean
Angela Dean
Pamela Dean


  • 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.