Surname statistics for Dwyer

There are approximately 7,757 people named Dwyer in the UK. That makes it the 1,394th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 123 are named Dwyer.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)77571394N/A123
United Kingdom (1881 census)167825770.00656
Change since 1881+6079+1183+0.006+67
Other Countries
United States267591197N/A99


People with the surname Dwyer 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.

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

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

Top male forenames

John Dwyer
Michael Dwyer
Paul Dwyer
Mark Dwyer
Peter Dwyer
Anthony Dwyer
David Dwyer
Kevin Dwyer
Andrew Dwyer
Daniel Dwyer
Richard Dwyer
Christopher Dwyer
Patrick Dwyer
Adrian Dwyer
Timothy Dwyer
Simon Dwyer
Keith Dwyer
Philip Dwyer
James Dwyer
Stephen Dwyer

Top female forenames

Jane Dwyer
Patricia Dwyer
Christine Dwyer
Susan Dwyer
Paula Dwyer
Margaret Dwyer
Shirley Dwyer
Elizabeth Dwyer
Jacqueline Dwyer
Emma Dwyer
Maxine Dwyer
Diane Dwyer
Angela Dwyer
Valerie Dwyer
Claire Dwyer
Kerry Dwyer
Kathleen Dwyer
Lisa Dwyer
Teresa Dwyer
Samantha Dwyer


  • 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.