Surname statistics for Farrell

There are approximately 24,081 people named Farrell in the UK. That makes it the 414th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 381 are named Farrell.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)24081414N/A381
United Kingdom (1881 census)56797830.019190
Change since 1881+18402+369+0.019+191
Other Countries
United States51095599N/A189

Top male forenames

John Farrell
Michael Farrell
David Farrell
Paul Farrell
Thomas Farrell
Peter Farrell
James Farrell
Mark Farrell
Stephen Farrell
Andrew Farrell
Anthony Farrell
Sean Farrell
Robert Farrell
Christopher Farrell
Richard Farrell
Ian Farrell
Kevin Farrell
Martin Farrell
Patrick Farrell
Brian Farrell

Top female forenames

Susan Farrell
Sarah Farrell
Margaret Farrell
Jane Farrell
Elizabeth Farrell
Julie Farrell
Christine Farrell
Anne Farrell
Patricia Farrell
Catherine Farrell
Joan Farrell
Angela Farrell
Deborah Farrell
Linda Farrell
Mary Farrell
Ann Farrell
Alison Farrell
Karen Farrell
Sharon Farrell
Amanda Farrell


  • 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.