Surname statistics for Dick

There are approximately 9,095 people named Dick in the UK. That makes it the 1,160th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 144 are named Dick.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)90951160N/A144
United Kingdom (1881 census)66806350.022223
Change since 1881+2415-525-0.008-79
Other Countries
United States219331492N/A81


People with the surname Dick are slightly more likely to be politicians than the average member of the population. When they do become politicians, they are most likely to be elected as SNP.

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

  1. SNP (2)
  2. Conservative (1)
  3. Labour (1)
More stats for the politics nerds!

Top male forenames

Robert Dick
Andrew Dick
John Dick
David Dick
William Dick
James Dick
Ian Dick
Stuart Dick
Colin Dick
Stephen Dick
Alan Dick
Peter Dick
Alexander Dick
Christopher Dick
Charles Dick
Michael Dick
George Dick
Thomas Dick
Simon Dick
Iain Dick

Top female forenames

Fiona Dick
Margaret Dick
Elizabeth Dick
Louise Dick
Linda Dick
Susan Dick
Sharon Dick
Angela Dick
Maureen Dick
Carol Dick
Jacqueline Dick
Karen Dick
Barbara Dick
Mary Dick
Anne Dick
Helen Dick
Lesley Dick
Dorothy Dick
Lynne Dick
Wendy Dick


  • 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.