Surname statistics for Doig

There are approximately 2,815 people named Doig in the UK. That makes it the 3,434th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 45 are named Doig.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)28153434N/A45
United Kingdom (1881 census)176224650.00659
Change since 1881+1053-969-0.002-14
Other Countries
United States97124200less than 0.0014


People with the surname Doig are 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 Doig are:

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

Top male forenames

John Doig
Andrew Doig
David Doig
Robert Doig
James Doig
Michael Doig
Alan Doig
Ian Doig
Allan Doig
Thomas Doig
William Doig
Duncan Doig
Steven Doig
Philip Doig
Alexander Doig
Paul Doig
Mark Doig
Keith Doig
Colin Doig

Top female forenames

Elizabeth Doig
Helen Doig
Jacqueline Doig
Catherine Doig
Kirsty Doig
Margaret Doig
Gail Doig
Gaye Doig
Laura Doig
Sylvia Doig
Katherine Doig
Anindita Doig
Mary Doig
Beryl Doig
Pamela Doig
Julia Doig
Lisa Doig
Susan Doig
Eileen Doig


  • 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.