Surname statistics for Derry

There are approximately 2,515 people named Derry in the UK. That makes it the 3,771th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 40 are named Derry.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)25153771N/A40
United Kingdom (1881 census)132131200.00444
Change since 1881+1194-6510-4
Other Countries
United States41967316N/A16

Top male forenames

John Derry
Andrew Derry
Mark Derry
James Derry
Peter Derry
Paul Derry
William Derry
Simon Derry
Michael Derry
Robert Derry
Richard Derry
Ian Derry
Stephen Derry
Christopher Derry
Joseph Derry
David Derry
Malcolm Derry
Raymond Derry

Top female forenames

Sarah Derry
Janet Derry
Mary Derry
Susan Derry
Julie Derry
Deborah Derry
Claire Derry
Jennifer Derry
Marion Derry
Leigha Derry
Elizabeth Derry
Caroline Derry
Margaret Derry
Patricia Derry
Karen Derry
Victoria Derry
Louise Derry
Linda Derry


  • 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.