Surname statistics for Dell

There are approximately 4,187 people named Dell in the UK. That makes it the 2,488th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 66 are named Dell.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)41872488N/A66
United Kingdom (1881 census)175624720.00659
Change since 1881+2431-16+0.001+7
Other Countries
United States85633802N/A32

Top male forenames

Andrew Dell
Michael Dell
Christopher Dell
Stephen Dell
Martin Dell
John Dell
Richard Dell
Chris Dell
Jonathan Dell
Alan Dell
David Dell
Paul Dell
Ian Dell
Mark Dell
Robert Dell
Kevin Dell
Peter Dell
William Dell
James Dell
Simon Dell

Top female forenames

Susan Dell
Louise Dell
Lucy Dell
Jennifer Dell
Tracey Dell
Lisa Dell
Jane Dell
Stephanie Dell
Sandra Dell
Dorothy Dell
Helen Dell
Marie Dell
Sarah Dell
Judith Dell
Amanda Dell
Michelle Dell
Hillary Dell
Sharon Dell
Katherine Dell
Maureen Dell


  • 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.