Surname statistics for Flynn

There are approximately 24,454 people named Flynn in the UK. That makes it the 408th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 387 are named Flynn.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)24454408N/A387
United Kingdom (1881 census)57327740.019191
Change since 1881+18722+366+0.02+196
Other Countries
United States61747487N/A229


People with the surname Flynn 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.

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

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

Top male forenames

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

Top female forenames

Patricia Flynn
Catherine Flynn
Jacqueline Flynn
Susan Flynn
Margaret Flynn
Christine Flynn
Helen Flynn
Ann Flynn
Jane Flynn
Joanne Flynn
Mary Flynn
Sharon Flynn
Maureen Flynn
Sandra Flynn
Karen Flynn
Michelle Flynn
Janet Flynn
Linda Flynn
Caroline Flynn
Lisa Flynn


  • 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.