Surname statistics for Dolan

There are approximately 11,424 people named Dolan in the UK. That makes it the 915th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 181 are named Dolan.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)11424915N/A181
United Kingdom (1881 census)260517180.00987
Change since 1881+8819+803+0.009+94
Other Countries
United States272521179N/A101


People with the surname Dolan are 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 Conservative.

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

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

Top male forenames

John Dolan
Paul Dolan
Michael Dolan
James Dolan
Peter Dolan
Thomas Dolan
Kevin Dolan
Christopher Dolan
Robert Dolan
Patrick Dolan
Stephen Dolan
David Dolan
Richard Dolan
Mark Dolan
Andrew Dolan
Martin Dolan
Brian Dolan
Anthony Dolan
William Dolan
Kieran Dolan

Top female forenames

Ann Dolan
Mary Dolan
Wendy Dolan
Michelle Dolan
Linda Dolan
Catherine Dolan
Jacqueline Dolan
Jane Dolan
Maria Dolan
Elizabeth Dolan
Susan Dolan
Kathleen Dolan
Kelly Dolan
Sharon Dolan
Margaret Dolan
Pauline Dolan
Frances Dolan
Julie Dolan
Anna Dolan
Lesley Dolan


  • 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.