Surname statistics for Digby

There are approximately 3,132 people named Digby in the UK. That makes it the 3,170th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 50 are named Digby.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)31323170N/A50
United Kingdom (1881 census)155227350.00552
Change since 1881+1580-4350-2
Other Countries
United States141118188N/A5


People with the surname Digby are about as likely to be politicians as the average member of the population. When they do become politicians, they are most likely to be elected as Conservative.

More stats for the politics nerds!

Top male forenames

John Digby
Peter Digby
Stephen Digby
Michael Digby
Andrew Digby
Mark Digby
Robert Digby
James Digby
Simon Digby
David Digby
Brian Digby
Stuart Digby
Jonathan Digby
Gavin Digby
Keith Digby
Paul Digby
Edward Digby
Colin Digby
Gerald Digby
Martin Digby

Top female forenames

Susan Digby
Christina Digby
Lisa Digby
Margaret Digby
Helen Digby
Kathleen Digby
Claire Digby
Janet Digby
Rosemary Digby
Joanna Digby
Finola Digby
Jane Digby
Amanda Digby
Heather Digby
Angela Digby
Julie Digby
Oonagh Digby
Doreen Digby
Anne Digby
Brenda Digby


  • 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.