Surname statistics for Fagan

There are approximately 5,850 people named Fagan in the UK. That makes it the 1,783rd most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 93 are named Fagan.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)58501783N/A93
United Kingdom (1881 census)142729320.00548
Change since 1881+4423+1149+0.004+45
Other Countries
United States167791975N/A62


People with the surname Fagan 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.

More stats for the politics nerds!

Top male forenames

John Fagan
Paul Fagan
Peter Fagan
Mark Fagan
Michael Fagan
Anthony Fagan
James Fagan
Christopher Fagan
Patrick Fagan
Stephen Fagan
Andrew Fagan
David Fagan
Martin Fagan
Neil Fagan
Richard Fagan
Kevin Fagan
Thomas Fagan
Joseph Fagan
Darren Fagan
Geoffrey Fagan

Top female forenames

Mary Fagan
Elizabeth Fagan
Ann Fagan
Susan Fagan
Sandra Fagan
Sally Fagan
Karen Fagan
Carol Fagan
Christine Fagan
Angela Fagan
Margaret Fagan
Rebecca Fagan
Deborah Fagan
Bernadette Fagan
Joan Fagan
Laura Fagan
Helen Fagan
Clare Fagan
Hayley Fagan
Alison Fagan


  • 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.