Surname statistics for Dillon

There are approximately 12,089 people named Dillon in the UK. That makes it the 843rd most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 191 are named Dillon.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)12089843N/A191
United Kingdom (1881 census)296115140.01099
Change since 1881+9128+671+0.009+92
Other Countries
United States48833631N/A181


People with the surname Dillon are slightly 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 Liberal Democrat.

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

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

Top male forenames

John Dillon
Michael Dillon
Paul Dillon
James Dillon
Robert Dillon
Peter Dillon
Martin Dillon
Mark Dillon
Andrew Dillon
Gary Dillon
Stephen Dillon
Matthew Dillon
Thomas Dillon
David Dillon
Francis Dillon
Anthony Dillon
William Dillon
Kevin Dillon
Colin Dillon
Brian Dillon

Top female forenames

Susan Dillon
Catherine Dillon
Sharon Dillon
Deborah Dillon
Sally Dillon
Sarah Dillon
Margaret Dillon
Joanne Dillon
Lisa Dillon
Katherine Dillon
Jane Dillon
Linda Dillon
Nicola Dillon
Patricia Dillon
Siobhan Dillon
Caroline Dillon
Denise Dillon
Joan Dillon
Kelly Dillon
Rebecca Dillon


  • 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.