Surname statistics for Dover

There are approximately 2,239 people named Dover in the UK. That makes it the 4,113rd most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 35 are named Dover.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)22394113N/A35
United Kingdom (1881 census)134930580.00545
Change since 1881+890-1055-0.001-10
Other Countries
United States91913548N/A34


People with the surname Dover 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 Liberal Democrat.

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

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

Top male forenames

John Dover
Michael Dover
Andrew Dover
Richard Dover
Stephen Dover
Simon Dover
Robert Dover
Paul Dover
Colin Dover
Gary Dover
Christopher Dover
Alan Dover
Peter Dover
James Dover
Nicholas Dover
William Dover
Jeremy Dover
Daniel Dover

Top female forenames

Samantha Dover
Tracey Dover
Helen Dover
Mary Dover
Ethel Dover
Melanie Dover
Kylie Dover
Naomi Dover
Elizabeth Dover
Jane Dover
Alison Dover
Marie Dover
Betty Dover
Karen Dover
Kathleen Dover
Gillian Dover
Susan Dover
Caroline Dover


  • 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.