Surname statistics for Fahey

There are approximately 2,986 people named Fahey in the UK. That makes it the 3,277th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 47 are named Fahey.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)29863277N/A47
United Kingdom (1881 census)35288240.00112
Change since 1881+2634+5547+0.004+35
Other Countries
United States91183580N/A34

Top male forenames

Michael Fahey
John Fahey
Paul Fahey
David Fahey
Patrick Fahey
James Fahey
Peter Fahey
Andrew Fahey
Thomas Fahey
Mark Fahey
Martin Fahey
Gerard Fahey
Adam Fahey
Richard Fahey
Terry Fahey
Vincent Fahey
Sean Fahey
Terence Fahey
Dominic Fahey
Francis Fahey

Top female forenames

Margaret Fahey
Jane Fahey
Amanda Fahey
Angela Fahey
Mary Fahey
Linda Fahey
Julie Fahey
Hilda Fahey
Helen Fahey
Patricia Fahey
Karen Fahey
Stephanie Fahey
Jacqueline Fahey
Ann Fahey
Alicia Fahey
Rachael Fahey
Tracey Fahey
Andrea Fahey
Valerie Fahey
Siobhan Fahey


  • 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.