Surname statistics for Edgar

There are approximately 8,974 people named Edgar in the UK. That makes it the 1,182nd most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 142 are named Edgar.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)89741182N/A142
United Kingdom (1881 census)46119730.015154
Change since 1881+4363-209-0.001-12
Other Countries
United States116072833N/A43


People with the surname Edgar are slightly 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 Conservative.

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

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

Top male forenames

David Edgar
James Edgar
John Edgar
Robert Edgar
Simon Edgar
Paul Edgar
Michael Edgar
Ian Edgar
Mark Edgar
Peter Edgar
Andrew Edgar
Stephen Edgar
Martin Edgar
William Edgar
Christopher Edgar
Thomas Edgar
Gary Edgar
Philip Edgar
Steven Edgar
Colin Edgar

Top female forenames

Margaret Edgar
Susan Edgar
Elizabeth Edgar
Wendy Edgar
Patricia Edgar
Sally Edgar
Rebecca Edgar
Alison Edgar
Elaine Edgar
Lisa Edgar
Anne Edgar
Julie Edgar
Mary Edgar
June Edgar
Rosemary Edgar
Angela Edgar
Emma Edgar
Amanda Edgar
Sarah Edgar
Linda Edgar


  • 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.