Surname statistics for Dodson

There are approximately 4,438 people named Dodson in the UK. That makes it the 2,360th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 70 are named Dodson.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)44382360N/A70
United Kingdom (1881 census)231819340.00877
Change since 1881+2120-426-0.001-7
Other Countries
United States37298842N/A138


People with the surname Dodson 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 Conservative.

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

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

Top male forenames

Mark Dodson
Christopher Dodson
Michael Dodson
Robert Dodson
Andrew Dodson
David Dodson
James Dodson
Paul Dodson
Simon Dodson
Peter Dodson
John Dodson
Stephen Dodson
Philip Dodson
Alan Dodson
Roger Dodson
Brian Dodson
Ian Dodson
Francis Dodson
Neil Dodson
Matthew Dodson

Top female forenames

Sarah Dodson
Karen Dodson
Susan Dodson
Margaret Dodson
Helen Dodson
Jane Dodson
Christine Dodson
Tracy Dodson
Amanda Dodson
Catherine Dodson
Joyce Dodson
Patricia Dodson
Rebecca Dodson
Julie Dodson
Daphne Dodson
June Dodson
Carol Dodson
Barbara Dodson
Kathleen Dodson
Marie Dodson


  • 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.