Surname statistics for Dent

There are approximately 11,327 people named Dent in the UK. That makes it the 929th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 179 are named Dent.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)11327929N/A179
United Kingdom (1881 census)57057790.019190
Change since 1881+5622-150-0.001-11
Other Countries
United States140822354N/A52


People with the surname Dent are slightly 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 Conservative.

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

  1. Conservative (3)
More stats for the politics nerds!

Top male forenames

John Dent
Andrew Dent
David Dent
Michael Dent
Christopher Dent
James Dent
Stephen Dent
Richard Dent
Robert Dent
Simon Dent
Peter Dent
Mark Dent
Matthew Dent
Paul Dent
Ian Dent
Jonathan Dent
Brian Dent
Alan Dent
Graham Dent
Nicholas Dent

Top female forenames

Elizabeth Dent
Alison Dent
Julie Dent
Sarah Dent
Nicola Dent
Karen Dent
Gillian Dent
Helen Dent
Caroline Dent
Patricia Dent
Janet Dent
Pauline Dent
Isobel Dent
Mary Dent
Anne Dent
Gaynor Dent
Angela Dent
Margaret Dent
Carol Dent
Lorraine Dent


  • 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.