Surname statistics for Donaghy

There are approximately 4,057 people named Donaghy in the UK. That makes it the 2,553rd most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 64 are named Donaghy.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)40572553N/A64
United Kingdom (1881 census)31195740.00110
Change since 1881+3746+7021+0.005+54
Other Countries
United States176515286N/A6


People with the surname Donaghy 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 Labour.

More stats for the politics nerds!

Top male forenames

Michael Donaghy
John Donaghy
Mark Donaghy
Paul Donaghy
Patrick Donaghy
James Donaghy
Stephen Donaghy
Peter Donaghy
Kevin Donaghy
William Donaghy
Sean Donaghy
Martin Donaghy
Brian Donaghy
Thomas Donaghy
Francis Donaghy
Philip Donaghy
Keith Donaghy
Anthony Donaghy
Kieran Donaghy
Robert Donaghy

Top female forenames

Margaret Donaghy
Maureen Donaghy
Patricia Donaghy
Helen Donaghy
Mary Donaghy
Jacqueline Donaghy
Melanie Donaghy
Tara Donaghy
Kelly Donaghy
Sarah Donaghy
Anne Donaghy
Christine Donaghy
Hayley Donaghy
Elaine Donaghy
Susan Donaghy
Michelle Donaghy
Elizabeth Donaghy
Sheila Donaghy
Frances Donaghy
Columba Donaghy


  • 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.