Surname statistics for Dyer

There are approximately 23,294 people named Dyer in the UK. That makes it the 432nd most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 369 are named Dyer.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)23294432N/A369
United Kingdom (1881 census)116013670.039387
Change since 1881+11693-65-0.002-18
Other Countries
United States46574671N/A173


People with the surname Dyer 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 Dyer are:

  1. Conservative (4)
  2. Labour (1)
More stats for the politics nerds!

Top male forenames

John Dyer
Michael Dyer
Mark Dyer
Paul Dyer
David Dyer
Stephen Dyer
Robert Dyer
Andrew Dyer
Christopher Dyer
Peter Dyer
Anthony Dyer
Richard Dyer
Philip Dyer
James Dyer
Thomas Dyer
William Dyer
Julian Dyer
Martin Dyer
Colin Dyer
Kevin Dyer

Top female forenames

Susan Dyer
Karen Dyer
Nicola Dyer
Julie Dyer
Sharon Dyer
Patricia Dyer
Carol Dyer
Linda Dyer
Anne Dyer
Jane Dyer
Claire Dyer
Jennifer Dyer
Jacqueline Dyer
Angela Dyer
Tracey Dyer
Christine Dyer
Sarah Dyer
Laura Dyer
Elizabeth Dyer
Louise Dyer


  • 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.