Surname statistics for Devitt

There are approximately 1,323 people named Devitt in the UK. That makes it the 6,047th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 21 are named Devitt.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)13236047N/A21
United Kingdom (1881 census)37484670.00112
Change since 1881+949+2420+0.001+9
Other Countries
United States220212822N/A8

Top male forenames

John Devitt
Mark Devitt
Michael Devitt
Paul Devitt
Simon Devitt
William Devitt
Thomas Devitt
Richard Devitt
Anthony Devitt
Stephen Devitt
Peter Devitt

Top female forenames

Susan Devitt
Janice Devitt
Andrea Devitt
Julie Devitt
Mary Devitt
Sarah Devitt
Carol Devitt
Finella Devitt
Teresa Devitt
Marie Devitt
Joan Devitt


  • 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.