Surname statistics for Dunning

There are approximately 6,077 people named Dunning in the UK. That makes it the 1,720th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 96 are named Dunning.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)60771720N/A96
United Kingdom (1881 census)254217660.00885
Change since 1881+3535+46+0.002+11
Other Countries
United States105833130N/A39


People with the surname Dunning are about as likely to be politicians as 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 Dunning are:

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

Top male forenames

John Dunning
Michael Dunning
Mark Dunning
Paul Dunning
Andrew Dunning
David Dunning
Simon Dunning
James Dunning
Stephen Dunning
Peter Dunning
Christopher Dunning
Robert Dunning
Richard Dunning
Ian Dunning
Nicholas Dunning
Matthew Dunning
Jonathan Dunning
Kevin Dunning
William Dunning
Anthony Dunning

Top female forenames

Barbara Dunning
Susan Dunning
Deborah Dunning
Emma Dunning
Anne Dunning
Fiona Dunning
Sarah Dunning
Claire Dunning
Sheila Dunning
Patricia Dunning
Tracy Dunning
Kathryn Dunning
Catherine Dunning
Jacqueline Dunning
Cynthia Dunning
Michelle Dunning
Julie Dunning
Daniella Dunning
Kathleen Dunning
Nicola Dunning


  • 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.