Surname statistics for Fernandes

There are approximately 8,755 people named Fernandes in the UK. That makes it the 1,217th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 139 are named Fernandes.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)87551217N/A139
United Kingdom (1881 census)4930489less than 0.0012
Change since 1881+8706+29272+0.014+137
Other Countries
United States143852305N/A53


People with the surname Fernandes 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 .

More stats for the politics nerds!

Top male forenames

Jose Fernandes
Luis Fernandes
Manuel Fernandes
Antonio Fernandes
Carlos Fernandes
Richard Fernandes
Joao Fernandes
Michael Fernandes
Mark Fernandes
Daniel Fernandes
Pedro Fernandes
Joseph Fernandes
Anthony Fernandes
Christopher Fernandes
Peter Fernandes
David Fernandes
Gavin Fernandes
John Fernandes
James Fernandes
Victor Fernandes

Top female forenames

Maria Fernandes
Sandra Fernandes
Ana Fernandes
Sheila Fernandes
Teresa Fernandes
Christine Fernandes
Natalie Fernandes
Paula Fernandes
Natalia Fernandes
Fiona Fernandes
Sally Fernandes
Hazel Fernandes
Patricia Fernandes
Tracey Fernandes
Katherine Fernandes
Cheryl Fernandes
Julie Fernandes
Maura Fernandes
Lorraine Fernandes
Goretti Fernandes


  • 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.