Surname statistics for Devlin

There are approximately 13,412 people named Devlin in the UK. That makes it the 759th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 212 are named Devlin.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)13412759N/A212
United Kingdom (1881 census)245218230.00882
Change since 1881+10960+1064+0.013+130
Other Countries
United States124602664N/A46


People with the surname Devlin are 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 Labour.

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

  1. Labour (1)
  2. Independent (1)
More stats for the politics nerds!

Top male forenames

John Devlin
Paul Devlin
James Devlin
Michael Devlin
Patrick Devlin
Peter Devlin
Mark Devlin
Stephen Devlin
Sean Devlin
Christopher Devlin
Andrew Devlin
Anthony Devlin
Martin Devlin
Brian Devlin
Thomas Devlin
Gary Devlin
Kevin Devlin
William Devlin
Joseph Devlin
Edward Devlin

Top female forenames

Mary Devlin
Elizabeth Devlin
Patricia Devlin
Catherine Devlin
Susan Devlin
Karen Devlin
Sarah Devlin
Laura Devlin
Sinead Devlin
Jacqueline Devlin
Lisa Devlin
Elaine Devlin
Paula Devlin
Marie Devlin
Ann Devlin
Christine Devlin
Eileen Devlin
Anne Devlin
Carol Devlin
Siobhan Devlin


  • 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.