Surname statistics for Dyson

There are approximately 14,142 people named Dyson in the UK. That makes it the 718th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 224 are named Dyson.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)14142718N/A224
United Kingdom (1881 census)97004440.032324
Change since 1881+4442-274-0.01-100
Other Countries
United States115022869N/A43


People with the surname Dyson 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 Labour.

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

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

Top male forenames

John Dyson
Andrew Dyson
Paul Dyson
David Dyson
Peter Dyson
Michael Dyson
James Dyson
Mark Dyson
Richard Dyson
Robert Dyson
Christopher Dyson
Anthony Dyson
Neil Dyson
Jonathan Dyson
Timothy Dyson
Stephen Dyson
Alan Dyson
Ian Dyson
Keith Dyson
Simon Dyson

Top female forenames

Susan Dyson
Janet Dyson
Sarah Dyson
Margaret Dyson
Jane Dyson
Julie Dyson
Anne Dyson
Lisa Dyson
Karen Dyson
Caroline Dyson
Jacqueline Dyson
Elizabeth Dyson
Nicola Dyson
Sandra Dyson
Claire Dyson
Linda Dyson
Joanne Dyson
Helen Dyson
Christine Dyson
Pamela Dyson


  • 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.